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YouView has shown its hand for Christmas with its most compact and fastest set top box for a cheaper asking price of £200, as the sub-free service targets more take-up from customers who buy its boxes outright rather than as part of a TV and broadband bundle.

As with the G4 box currently being provided with BT TV and broadband deals, the YouView Humax DTR-T2000 features 500GB of storage and enables you to record two channels simultaneously.

You also get access to access to seven-day catch-up service on BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5, full PVR functionality and a fair old trove of on-demand content.

The major difference with the DTR-T2000 is it zips through menus faster, is much smaller – about the size of an ice-hockey puck – and has had a cosmetic overhaul with a silvery sheen that makes it look much more a la mode.

Graham North, Commercial Director of Humax, said: “The Humax DTR-T2000 brings the seamless YouView service to the masses, with its attractive price point enabling even more consumers to benefit from this sophisticated TV service.

“The new box offers the first compact Humax YouView product available at a cost-down price point while still providing the high-quality service and choice of programming that customers expect from Humax.”

It’s not yet known if the new addition to the YouView range of set top boxes will come to BT and TalkTalk.

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