I'd say not quite...
The Aura may be a much more capable box as it's Android based and offer a lot more features however, for most (as you probably have a Smart TV) you may just use it as a program recorder a-la-Fox. If that's the case then the Aura is missing some important features and options that a 15 year old+ box could do!
These are such as;
a) Timed Power on and Off inc channel selection
b) A/V pass-though. Upscaling sort-of works, but sometimes I just want what I see as I'm not keen on 'smoothed' video and if set to 10, it has bad pixilation. Just add an option to 'Pass Though'
c) Skip forward and backwords using the main command buttons. Yes, I know it does it but it skips the pre-set values, I'd like it like the old Fox did it so I can step back and forth a bit and instead, use the << and >> buttons to do the skip forward and back like the Fox did. UPDATE: you can skip forward and backwords in small steps like the Fox did, you have to use the up button first, then you can skip like a Fox using left and right.
d) No step-frame option (that I can see).
e) A Recycle bin you can access! Yes the Aura has one but it needs to be nearly full to access it - that's crazy!
f) No Folder options - what? You can't create your own folders to save recordings - now that is backwards!
I am new to the Aura but a very long Humax user, over 20 years plus and this new box is nice but has some important features missing.
p.s. If you don't have the Aura app yet because your phone/device is on Android v13, contact them as they have a beta version you can use.
p.p.s. In case you haven't tried, go to: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:8080 on your Windows PC where the XXX are your Aura's IP UPDATE: works on Chrome but not Edge, which is odd considering Edge is Chromium based!
p.p.p.s (can there be a p.p.p.s?) Remember, it's Android so go to About and hit that version button 5 times - you now have Developer Options