Humax announces the launch of its first high definition digital satellite set-top box for the UK. The Humax HDCI2000 is being targeted at TV enthusiasts who cannot wait for the launch of HD services in the UK by allowing them to receive free-to-air HD satellite broadcasts on any HD Ready TV. The HDCI2000 can receive and decrypt the latest MPEG4 HD transmissions, as well as display both MPEG2 HD and standard definition free-to-air satellite signals. Other features include: optical output for Dolby Digital sound; two scarts; a data port for software updates; HDMI video output; and two common interface slots. Available from March, it will retail at around Ł299..