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Pimp My Humax?

Discussion in 'The Hummy Arms' started by oijonesey, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    I stumbled across this during a lunchtime meander around - they claim to provide some sort of 'improved' version of Humax boxes....


    All for the bargain price of £611 !!!! (But don't worry they say - that does include the price of the original box!!!) For this princely sum they apparently do this:

    Ah Big Cone Feet - of course - now I see where my money is going - where's my checkbook? Does anyone want to by a year old 'ordinary' HDR Fox T2 that I won't be wanting anymore because it only has standard sized non-conical feet?
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  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Russ Andrews products are quite highly regarded in the Hi-Fi world, so see no reason to doubt the merits of their upgrade.;)
  3. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    They can also upgrade your box for only £399.99 + £14 collection.

    If you pay that, you are absolutely mental ! as if its going to make THAT much of a difference! lol
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  4. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I'm happy to just pimp mine with a purple LED ring : )
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  5. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Don't forget the Green display.:D
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  6. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'm surprised that's not on their upgrade list! lol
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  7. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    I know a couple of people who are experienced at upgrading power supplies by replacing the capacitors with better quality ones for around twenty notes.
  8. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Never mind purple rings and green faces (ooh that sounds painful - I think there's a cream you can get for that:D ) - I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I found out the remote would work my telly!!
  9. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    Could have been worse, you could have had green faeces!

    Seriously though. I really can't see anyone going for this, mind you, they say that there is one born every minute.

    For the price of one box you could probably by three unmodified ones (may be more). From reading the 'blerb', it sounds like you might have a box with a longer lifespan due to improved PSU components etc. but I bet it still records and plays back the same as mine!

    Picture/sound quality will be the same.
  10. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    There's always one who lowers the tone of the conversation.:rolleyes:
  11. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Can somebody "highly regarded in the HiFi world" please explain to me how any amount if tinkering can lead to greater clarity or definition in a signal that is digital from source to output, whether video or audio?

    No, honestly, I really want to know (I'm just itching to laugh at the answer)!
  12. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    You can't expect mere geeks to understand - it takes an ad-man to grasp the concept of true hi-fidelity. Assuming you have the right capacitors and conical feet, you just need the right speaker cables to connect to your amp. Like these:

    Nordost ODIN Supreme Reference Cables – $20,000
    Using twenty-four conductors made of 99.99999% oxygen free copper with an extruded layer of silver, these cables promise uncompromising sound. The conductors are constructed using a “Precision Dual Micro Mono-Filament” design. [..] The conductors are arranged in four groups of six conductors for maximum flexibility.
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    No shit. I've heard about things like that. I bet they can tell the difference in a double-blind trial too.

    Tell you what, buy a set of those and you'll have all the local chavs tunnelling in to nick them for the metal scrap value.
  14. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    I'm sure there was a kid at school that used to get out of cross country runs cos he had conical feet!!