BT YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR T1000 500GB FREEVIEW HD RECORDER - REFURB £69.99 (incl. delivery) @ eBay / Netelectrics
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BT YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR T1000 500GB FREEVIEW HD RECORDER - REFURB £69.99 (incl. delivery) @ eBay / Netelectrics

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Found 16th Sep 2014
Having bought my current YouView box from netelectrics, also a refurb model which serves me well every single day, this is a very good deal. Other refurbs are being sold on eBay for £99.99+.

- No subscription required
- Scroll back up to 7 days in your programme guide and watch catch up TV, on your TV
- Pause and rewind live TV, record up to 300 hours of TV
- Huge on demand library from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5, Milkshake and more
- Remote recording via iPhone app (Android coming soon)

42 Comments

Can you transfer stuff from this to a PC or external HD?

Nope

Better off with this one as has 6 months warranty as opposed to 3 months
Clicky

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phillred

Better off with this one as has 6 months warranty as opposed to 3 … Better off with this one as has 6 months warranty as opposed to 3 monthsClicky



Great spot that!

Bought 2 when they were £59 a month ago - great picture quality/recording.
BTW the android remote app is out

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Edited by: "Hancock" 16th Sep 2014

Got the dt2100 new one for £80 on ebay its worth watching a few on ebay

will this have bt plaster all over the programme guide and settings? is it the same as the none bt version by humax?

Twonkydonkey, all YouView boxes have exactly the same UI. You only get a link to the BT Player app if you connect it to BT Broadband, similar applies to TalkTalk. You get all the standard catch up stuff with any ISP.

are these wireless or wired interweb connections?

this is a good deal price wise but please avoid. humax quality on these is shocking. I've had 6 and ALL failed with issues varying from loss of hard drive to VERY slow start up etc
Humax offer good support but absolutely terrible product.

take it these r better than the cheapie talk talk (non humax) ones?

if both are bad news whats a good alternative with HD dual tuners for similar money?

cozzyman

take it these r better than the cheapie talk talk (non humax) ones?if … take it these r better than the cheapie talk talk (non humax) ones?if both are bad news whats a good alternative with HD dual tuners for similar money?

Yes! Humax boxes whilst not perfect have brilliant picture quality and are very well built.

cozzyman

take it these r better than the cheapie talk talk (non humax) ones?if … take it these r better than the cheapie talk talk (non humax) ones?if both are bad news whats a good alternative with HD dual tuners for similar money?



I have the talk talk one in the bedroom and its one of the best things ive bought, i cant see how these can be better apart from a 500gb hdd vs a 320hdd i find that in the bedroom i havent used a 100gb, You can pick up a refubished huawei dn370t for under £40 and it does everything the Humax one does, ive found the app great its never missed a recording even when set from out and about, its flawless even the series link and remember that the guides are the same on both boxes.

One of the worst pieces of electronics I have had the misfortune to own. Crap remote, slow unresponsive ui, multiple random crashes, slow boot up, slow iplayer etc. startup. Avoid.

Would be very tempted if Netflix was one of the smart apps (why is it so hard to find a box which has all the on demand services + Netflix + youtube?)

deannorthumberla

One of the worst pieces of electronics I have had the misfortune to own. … One of the worst pieces of electronics I have had the misfortune to own. Crap remote, slow unresponsive ui, multiple random crashes, slow boot up, slow iplayer etc. startup. Avoid.

Utter rubbish fella! More like your internet connection or router has issues and not this box! Slow boot up? Turn off energy saver, up and running in around 30 secs which isn't long unless you want to compare it to a energy sapping Sky+ HD box.

We have 3 and all are far more reliable. than any Sky/Linux/freeview box we've ever owned.

I have the Humax Fox T2, is the only difference between this and the DTR1000 the apps available? Just curious.

I've had Humax boxes since the PVR8000T, way back when :P

brookysm

Slow boot up? Turn off energy saver, up and running in around 30 secs … Slow boot up? Turn off energy saver, up and running in around 30 secs which isn't long unless you want to compare it to a energy sapping Sky+ HD box.We have 3 and all are far more reliable. than any Sky/Linux/freeview box we've ever owned.


30 seconds after enabling fast bootup is not really fast. A regular TV boots up in about 5 seconds from cold state.
Edited by: "russellanam" 17th Sep 2014

Im really impressed that you can vouch for the reliability of my Humax box. Mine has been totally unreliable and its nothing to do with the Internet connection. Its a badly designed piece of junk that doesnt bear any resemblance to other previous Humax units in terms of responsiveness and reliability.

Purchased a BT Branded box on ebay and sold it less than year later and purchased a Humax Box from Humax Direct instead.( 12 months warranty )

Got rid of the BT BOX because it had a problem with the HDMI handshake and picture was magenta in colour or completely blank.
and found out BT do not update there BT branded box very often.


Humax branded box is excellent

Edited by: "dparr59" 17th Sep 2014

I have had this since launch and never had a problem.
Would recommend without hesitation.

You can also record TV by the youview mobile app.

Have to agree the reliability on these boxes is shocking. Today I should be receiving my 4th box in 7 months. When it works it's a brilliant bit of kit and when it does fail humax are really good at replacing them, however they should be good given the amount of practice they get. My last box failed within 4 hours of being replaced.

We have the Talktalk version. Its a pig to load, sometimes fails to even load, UI is like operating through treacle. iPlayer locks up. PQ good. I have never really enjoyed using a set top box, only decent experience was PlayTV via PS3 (and its processing power), wonderfully slick, but had its own flaws. I certainly won't renew with talktalk. Will go back to FV via TV and use our 2 PS3s for catch up and services.

I don't get how these days they fail to provide something slick, w
surely with an Android base and some cheap chips it should be very low cost?

We have the talktalk box, the whole family think it's great and easy to use. It does lock up about once a week (normally just the guide won't come up or won't populate). Seems that you're either lucky or not with any of these boxes. My foxsat hdr is much more stable but then it doesn't have anything like the same features.

can u watch bt sports

Good price, pity they don't delivery nationwide.

mattrixdesign2

We have the Talktalk version. Its a pig to load, sometimes fails to even … We have the Talktalk version. Its a pig to load, sometimes fails to even load, UI is like operating through treacle. iPlayer locks up. PQ good. I have never really enjoyed using a set top box, only decent experience was PlayTV via PS3 (and its processing power), wonderfully slick, but had its own flaws. I certainly won't renew with talktalk. Will go back to FV via TV and use our 2 PS3s for catch up and services.I don't get how these days they fail to provide something slick, wsurely with an Android base and some cheap chips it should be very low cost?



PlayTV is messed up now, though. At first it was great but it hasn't been updated in years and hangs a lot for me. Shame, because the UI is still bounds ahead of anything else

russellanam

30 seconds after enabling fast bootup is not really fast. A regular TV … 30 seconds after enabling fast bootup is not really fast. A regular TV boots up in about 5 seconds from cold state.

A regular TV doesn't have a hard drive to check for errors prior to starting fella.

Most PVR boxes are slow to initially fire up as they save on noise, heat and power by stopping the had drives spinning and switching to low power mode. The only one that is pretty instant is Sky's boxes but then again it uses nearly as much power when off as it does when on.

My current 7 year old Thomson DTI6300 PVR boots up within 2 seconds.

What's the remote like for this unit? I had a Humax briefly last year and found the buttons very small and fiddky.

Any idea if you can run Cccam file format on this??

polly69

£59.99http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT-YOUVIEW-HUMAX-DTR-T1000-500GB-SET-TOP-BOX-RECORDER-HD-FREEVIEW-/251647912466?pt=UK_AudioElectronicsVideo_Video_TelevisionSetTopBoxes&hash=item3a97626a12



Thanks for posting - picked up the last one with a 2 year Square Trade warranty (given the reliability issues!) for £77 all in.

if you think these are bad try the echostar freesat box; i have two, in two different locations and they are both out of warranty faulty

louiselouise

I have the Humax Fox T2, is the only difference between this and the … I have the Humax Fox T2, is the only difference between this and the DTR1000 the apps available? Just curious.I've had Humax boxes since the PVR8000T, way back when :P



Are you using the custom firmware on your T2 ?

If yes then your T2 is miles better if not then this DTR1000 has the on demand programs in the guide which makes it easy to view but as I said if your using the T2 with custom firmware then don't bother with this.

CK2009

Are you using the custom firmware on your T2 ?If yes then your T2 is … Are you using the custom firmware on your T2 ?If yes then your T2 is miles better if not then this DTR1000 has the on demand programs in the guide which makes it easy to view but as I said if your using the T2 with custom firmware then don't bother with this.

I do all the OTA updates on the Fox T2 but I had no idea about custom firmware? Could you recommend one?

Either that or I need to do some reading! Thanks for the tip.

I used to have a Thomson PVR (can't remember the name) before I bought the Fox T2 (before that I had the Humax PVR 8000T which I gave to my mum). Put loads of custom firmware on it but wow, what a nightmare I had. It was stuck in a reboot loop, was very buggy. Posting on the forums got me nowhere.

Ended up putting it in a cupboard, and finally throwing it out in frustration!! So I'm a little nervous about hacks or custom software now.

Do these connect wirelessly?

Will this work if i currently get freesat reception?

I hope one day they start making these boxes without the hard drive, and let us attach an external one. It will make the box look cheap, but can stay cheap if you already have external hard drive/ pick up a cheap one. Win win for both parties.

russellanam

30 seconds after enabling fast bootup is not really fast. A regular TV … 30 seconds after enabling fast bootup is not really fast. A regular TV boots up in about 5 seconds from cold state.


I have a dodgy TV that takes an hour to boot up. So 30 second boot time is like heaven for me
Edited by: "RyanBest" 17th Sep 2014
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