Users will be able to access the device via an Apple iPhone iPad or any Android device as the new Personal Video Recorder (PVR) includes the IceTV program guide which gives consumers access to everything that Freeview delivers with the ability to skip advertising.
According to Len Wallis, of Len Wallis Audio in Sydney the new Humax 7500T PVR will have a lot of appeal with consumers because of its ability to remove advertising. "Immediately there is psychological appeal as most consumers don't like watching advertising. The fact that it has Ethernet and wireless and can be upgrade will also appeal".
The 7500T PVR which has been described as being the best on the market today is set to be sold by selected mass retailers, the specialist channel and the likes of National Antenna's, NAS, SCITEQ and online via the IceTV web site.
The Ice TV electronic program guide application allows Humax to avoid the controls that Freeview place on consumers who want to skip advertising.
One executive said after seeing the device "If Apple had a PVR this is what they would use".
ChannelNews has been told by retailers that Humax executives are set to announce the product in September.
The PVR which comes with the option of a 500GB or 1Tb drive, has Internet and wireless capability via a dongle.
The 500 GB version will sell for $449 and the 1TB version for $549.
Korean Company Humax, who is the largest retail manufacturer of set top boxes in the world and the fifth biggest overall manufacturer worldwide believes that they have the most advanced PVR offering in the world today.