Freeview Play Recorder Humax FVP-4000T Refurb w/ 12 month warranty £99.95 @ eBay (Velocity Electronics)
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Freeview Play Recorder Humax FVP-4000T Refurb w/ 12 month warranty £99.95 @ eBay (Velocity Electronics)

£99.95£169.9941%eBay Deals
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Found 4th May
Sub £100 for this Humax FVP-4000T refurb which comes with a 12 month warranty - usually costs around £170

Freeview Play recorder - allows you to record, pause and rewind live TV on Freeview Channels



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Previous thread on the product for reference

Blurb below


The Humax FVP-4000T 500GB is a HD TV recorder which will provide you and the family with hours of great entertainment. Complete with Freeview Play and triple digital tuners, you’ll be able to catch up and record your favourite programmes in more ways than one.

Freeview Play

This adds connected services to the Freeview offering. Within the EPG you'll be able to scroll backwards through the last seven days of programming and select shows to stream over the internet that you might have missed.

Play catch up

The connected content relates only to the channels on offer in the Freeview line up. As such, you can catch up with programmes from the likes of BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5.

Triple digital tuners

For increased recording versatility, the FVP-4000T has three HD digital tuners. This means that you can record up to four programmes at the same time and watch a fifth live channel. As a result, you won’t have to miss one show to see another or choose between your favourites.

Updated Interface

Humax have rolled out a major software update to make the interface more intuitive. On top of a host of cosmetic changes, the EPG now shows seven instead of five channels per page and full programme titles at the bottom, so you have as much at-a-glance info as possible. Humax have made the Wi-Fi connection more stable too, ensuring that it's restored quickly if it's cut off for any reason. These all add up to make a simple and seamless experience for your living room. Connection to the internet couldn’t be simpler with the built In Wi-Fi. Players include: BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 with Demand 5 and Subscription video on demand Including Netflix

*Netflix streaming membership required*

Recording storage

With its 500GB hard drive, the Humax FVP-4000T can store up to 125 hours of high-definition programming or up to 300 hours of standard definition shows.

More media

The FVP-4000T 500GB offers exciting multimedia and home networking capabilities when connected to the internet via the Wi-Fi, making it the hub of any home. Play media content including photos, videos and MP3s directly onto your TV using a memory device in the USB port. Alternatively connect it to PCs or laptops around the home through your home router or via the Ethernet port. The HD TV recorder is even home networked with DLNA which is ideal for media sharing with other computer devices.
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AJ921 h, 2 m ago

Damn thing is still to expensive for Freeview pvr


Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)

Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.

w w w . hummy pkg . org uk
Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather than three go on eBay and u can pickup a talk talk YouView recorder box for about £25 or a bt YouView 4K box for about £50. You don’t need to be with bt or YouView. Just works as a free view recorder. That’s what I use. The talk talk boxes are a little sluggish though
tempt20 m ago

Is it covered by warranty


Please get someone to read and explain the title to you.
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Only free view channels or anything live?
Ugly.
Damn thing is still to expensive for Freeview pvr
AJ9241 m ago

Damn thing is still to expensive for Freeview pvr


It's the only freeview box with three tuners. This holds a premium price?
Great buy, thanks OP. My 5 year old Humax is playing up and so hard to resist, esp with 3 tuners and such great reviews.
AJ921 h, 2 m ago

Damn thing is still to expensive for Freeview pvr


Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)

Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.

w w w . hummy pkg . org uk
Ordered thanks OP. Been waiting to get one of these for a decent price for ages
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Nothing against this deal, but just get the Now TV box (cheaper) with the addition of Sky and other apps, especially if recording isn't a huge incentive for you folks (can still pause and rewind). Sky passes are dirt cheap for now TV too.
Batmobile5432 h, 3 m ago

Only free view channels or anything live?


Used to be able to upgrade channels
This is a cracking machine
Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather than three go on eBay and u can pickup a talk talk YouView recorder box for about £25 or a bt YouView 4K box for about £50. You don’t need to be with bt or YouView. Just works as a free view recorder. That’s what I use. The talk talk boxes are a little sluggish though
Roger_Irrelevant1 h, 44 m ago

Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just …Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.w w w . hummy pkg . org uk


hmm, interesting. I wonder if that works with the BT Youview version??
kaptin_d1 h, 20 m ago

Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather …Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather than three go on eBay and u can pickup a talk talk YouView recorder box for about £25 or a bt YouView 4K box for about £50. You don’t need to be with bt or YouView. Just works as a free view recorder. That’s what I use. The talk talk boxes are a little sluggish though


Agree, I got the BT YouView 4K eBay, like new, paid about £40, does all I need and quite fast menus
ws0074th May

This is a cracking machine


Is "cracking" covered by warranty?
Edited by: "tempt" 6th May
I am looking for something which shows swift streamz free sky channels or something similar.
Any ideas?
tempt20 m ago

Is it covered by warranty


Please get someone to read and explain the title to you.
ws00712 m ago

Please get someone to read and explain the title to you.


Harsh but fair!
Or buy used BT youview box of ceX for £50 with 2 years warranty.
DubDriver2 h, 17 m ago

Agree, I got the BT YouView 4K eBay, like new, paid about £40, does all I …Agree, I got the BT YouView 4K eBay, like new, paid about £40, does all I need and quite fast menus


After buying the 4k box what did you need to do got get a 4k feed? Did you have to pay bt? If so, how much?
ws0077 h, 2 m ago

Please get someone to read and explain the title to you.


The title doesn’t say if cracking is covered by warranty!!
Did someone mention free?

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kaptin_d11 h, 8 m ago

Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather …Good deal but if you don’t need you tube and can live with 2 tuners rather than three go on eBay and u can pickup a talk talk YouView recorder box for about £25 or a bt YouView 4K box for about £50. You don’t need to be with bt or YouView. Just works as a free view recorder. That’s what I use. The talk talk boxes are a little sluggish though



Youview boxes don’t even have WiFi do they?
Roger_Irrelevant12 h, 52 m ago

Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just …Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.w w w . hummy pkg . org uk


Best advice I took from somebody on this site was to get a T2. Mind you I would advise not buying from CEX.Sent me two that were not fit for purpose. In the end I got one off eBay which a hospice charity was selling and it was good.
The is a 2014 vintage but is still years ahead of the stuff on the market. Especially using the custom firmware. My faves are remote scheduling and the ad splitter which puts bookmarks on the programme so you can skip ads by one press of a button. That said custom firmware is not for all and the box on this deal is also worth considering.
Roger_Irrelevant13 h, 51 m ago

Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just …Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.w w w . hummy pkg . org uk


I bought one recently based on the features and great reviews like yours, really unimpressed with the picture quality tho compared to the built in tuner on my lg TV.
I've got this box, I paid about £115 refurbished from Humax. This is a good price for the box.
It does work well, has 3 tuners and can record 4 programs at once (if the 4th is on the same tuner as another). It has access to all the standard UK VOD services, iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV etc. It also has Netflix, if you have a subscription.
You can store recordings on an external hard drive, if you want to expand. You can also access content over your home network if you have music or video on a PC and you can also access standard definition records from the Humax on another device using DLNA (although you do have to set this up in the Humax menu)

Another great feature is that you can download the Humax app on your mobile phone and schedule recordings whilst you are away from home, you can also use their website to do this. You can also watch standard definition recordings or watch Live TV through their apps.

The only thing against it really is that the interface is a little slow. You can't whiz around it, pressing buttons before the menu appears. It's not too bad, but might be annoying for some people.

If you want a full functioning PVR then this is definitely worth considering. Not really comparable to NOW TV boxes etc when they don't have half the functionality. There is a newer version called FVP-5000T but the only difference is one of the LEDs on the front.
worth every penny imo love my humax box
I briefly considered a Humax to replace my ageing Topfield, but I was put off by the reviews of how inflexible and slow it was to use.
I just invested in a mut@nt hd51 from world of satellites. Wow. Totally configurable and of you don't like the interface you can flash a different one. Add plugins, web interface and it will even run Kodi.Not for the faint hearted though, steep learning curve initially. But £159 for twin tuner then add your own HDD (2.5" SATA)
More expensive than this but totally future proof and you can get one for Freesat or cable too.
Linky
Mut@nt HD51
Musicrab1 h, 12 m ago

e.g.https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=BT YouView 4K I've bought from CEX …e.g.https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=BT YouView 4K I've bought from CEX before; don't know how good the warranties are though.



My BT box had an intermittent fault took back after nearly 2 months.

refunded without any hassle,money back on card same day.
Is there any way of archiving recordings on external HDD or USB memory on the BT YouView+ boxes?
I've had a Humax refurbished (like brand new) freesat box for 2-3 years now. Has been excellent.
Roger_Irrelevant22 h, 41 m ago

Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just …Buy a secondhand Humax HDR-Fox T2, you can put custom firmware on it (just copy to USB stick) record stuff and copy it to computer in glorious 1080p)Web interface, remote scheduling etc. Tons of extras, they go for about £60 and is AFAIK the only box that will do this.w w w . hummy pkg . org uk


Does the Fox-T2 still do all the UK catchup services?
My HDR-Fox-T2 has started suffering from the green screen problems (HDMI handshake issues), so this post has come just in time. Only thing putting me off is the reports of the slow interface, knowing how impatient I can get I'm sure I'd end up throwing the remote at the telly!
jamgin15 h, 7 m ago

Best advice I took from somebody on this site was to get a T2. Mind you I …Best advice I took from somebody on this site was to get a T2. Mind you I would advise not buying from CEX.Sent me two that were not fit for purpose. In the end I got one off eBay which a hospice charity was selling and it was good.The is a 2014 vintage but is still years ahead of the stuff on the market. Especially using the custom firmware. My faves are remote scheduling and the ad splitter which puts bookmarks on the programme so you can skip ads by one press of a button. That said custom firmware is not for all and the box on this deal is also worth considering.


Hi, kindly provide links for the custom firmware - would def' be an incentive buy that T2 model if it would help avoid pesky ads. Any other special functions you know can be added by a non-techie also appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by: "c_1st" 5th May
AJ924th May

Damn thing is still to expensive for Freeview pvr



And to think i used to be with Sky TV.

Damn that was expensive....
c_1st7 h, 22 m ago

Hi, kindly provide links for the custom firmware - would def' be an …Hi, kindly provide links for the custom firmware - would def' be an incentive buy that T2 model if it would help avoid pesky ads. Any other special functions you know can be added by a non-techie also appreciated. Thanks.


Here you go :
Custom firmware linky

Lots to read but once you've initially installed the custom firmware using a usb stick then everything else is done via your web browser. Package to do ad removal is called DetectAds. I'd also recommend setting up the remote schdeuling as that works really well too. Good luck.
Misslovely4th May

I am looking for something which shows swift streamz free sky channels or …I am looking for something which shows swift streamz free sky channels or something similar. Any ideas?


Check my previous comment
Humax Foxsat HDR (2009) can also be loaded with custom firmware with a web interface and download facility. As long as the box is connected via Ethernet (powerline adapters) to the same network as your router, your good to go. Think it's only 1080i though, but good enough for me, and best thing is, it works. Here's the latest firmware: hummy.tv/for…30/.
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