Humax 1100s 500GB Freesat with Wifi £159 @ Tesco direct
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Humax 1100s 500GB Freesat with Wifi £159 @ Tesco direct

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Found 28th May 2017
I'm getting rid of my Sky subscription and swapping to Freesat, so have been looking for a deal on a Humax 1100s. £179 isn't a bad price, but Tesco have a deal on until 6th June where you get £20 off (enter the code below at check out), making this £159. You also get £159 worth of tesco clubcard points, and can collect from a tesco store for free. Great price to say I was about to pay £154 for a refurbished one.

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110 used in CEX once in stock if you don't mind buying used
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Ignoring the channel line up, how does this Freesat box compare with the youview dtr-t2100? I've been very impressed with the latter and it's just had a major interface update however this time of year leaves grow on the trees and my freeview signal is quite bad. Has the original Freesat humax PVR and it was quite slow with a poor interface compared to today's equivalent. So does anyone know what these are like and whether humax have out what's its leant from youview into these Freesat boxes?
Refurbished £149 with warranty from Humax Direct FWIW.
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David_e

Refurbished £149 with warranty from Humax Direct FWIW.



Yeah but add delivery on (£4 I think it was), and you're only a fiver or so off the tesco price for a brand new one, so I still think it's a good deal.
So is it like a freeview box just with record function? What channels do you get and will you need a satellite dish? Sorry to ask but iam interested
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sam1970

So is it like a freeview box just with record function? What channels do … So is it like a freeview box just with record function? What channels do you get and will you need a satellite dish? Sorry to ask but iam interested



It's a freeview box but uses a satellite dish instead of an aerial. You can record live tv, pause, rewind, series link, it can stream netflix through wifi. You don't get sky channels etc, just free channels.
I did the same a few months ago....got rid of Sky and went with this box...one of the best decisions i have made. If you had sky before just insert you old sky cable into the box and press auto setup.Easy as pie!
I have an earlier model, it's running faultlessly and in three separate homes. Some Freeview channels in HD are not so on Freesat and vice versa btw.
Fact_or_Fiction

I did the same a few months ago....got rid of Sky and went with this … I did the same a few months ago....got rid of Sky and went with this box...one of the best decisions i have made. If you had sky before just insert you old sky cable into the box and press auto setup.Easy as pie!


Me too, got shut of Virgin recently after picking up a Humax 4000 for a price I couldn't refuse. Not regretting it either and the box has the bonus of Freeview Play. BBC iplayer now starts up quickly and runs without issue, unlike the TiVo box that's just been returned.
My local Tesco Extra have one of these in the clearance for £132.50. I have the previous model otherwise would have bought the one locally.
Thanks! I just bought my second one of these thanks to this. I love the box but only one complaint-it takes forever to power on each time I switch it on.
timmybp

Thanks! I just bought my second one of these thanks to this. I love the … Thanks! I just bought my second one of these thanks to this. I love the box but only one complaint-it takes forever to power on each time I switch it on.



Warning don't use the freetime app or you run the risk of losing all recordings and not being able to record/pause tv etc. Massive issues for humax which they denied last year.
Also see this thread for a cheaper alternative, I went for this one because of the long cex warranty - no wifi but that's it!

http:/****/2rM6skj
Try searching for 'Best TV Recorder to buy so I can ditch sky' on HotUKDeals as that URL would not work.
Thanks OP I have a 5 Year old Humax Freesat and would reccomend Freesat and Humax to everyone No probs at all and I am able to record 2 channels and watch a pre-recorded program at the same time.
uiaman

Try searching for 'Best TV Recorder to buy so I can ditch sky' on … Try searching for 'Best TV Recorder to buy so I can ditch sky' on HotUKDeals as that URL would not work.



Not much use for Freesat.
I told SKY I was planning on getting one of these boxes and they let me keep the ability to record free to air on my SKY box, so well chuffed.
Gues they want to keep in well with me. I get broadband from them still.
You could have just paid sky £20 for their free sat card lol X)
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diehardguy

You could have just paid sky £20 for their free sat card lol X)



But once you leave sky they disable the option to pause, rewind, record etc. All you can do is watch TV. And if its £20 a month just to do that, then I may as well have kept my subscription. They'd tie me in for 18 months - 18 x £20 = £360. Better to get the box.
dootsdoot23

But once you leave sky they disable the option to pause, rewind, record … But once you leave sky they disable the option to pause, rewind, record etc. All you can do is watch TV. And if its £20 a month just to do that, then I may as well have kept my subscription. They'd tie me in for 18 months - 18 x £20 = £360. Better to get the box.



Ok. It's not £20 a month it's a one off. Actually, when you leave they convert the main card to freeway for free. You are right about the recording feature though.
What is 160 clubcard points actually worth?
Just checked, spend £500 to get a fiver!!!!
The joy here is similar to their fruit, doesn't last long !P
Will it receive free to air channels?
saam77

Will it receive free to air channels?



All the channels are available here: freesat.co.uk/cha…els
Edited by: "almo42" 29th May 2017
almo42

All the channels are available here: https://www.freesat.co.uk/channels


Wot no Dave? No endless repeats of (proper) Top Gear & QI. I think I'll be sticking with Freeview.
For anyone that owns one can you control the TV's volume the same way you can with sky? Used to have a freesat box and it was so annoying setting a volume level for the box rather than the tv.
I went this route 2 years ago and with a combination of buying nowtv boxes cheap at argos I have saved an absolute fortune by leaving SKY. Only negative is the freesat box can be slow on startup and its interface is not as good as SKY but compared to staying with SKY and paying £20 per months for NON HD channels I decided to go the FREESAT route. Only other negative there are not many HD channels on FREESAT and the non HD channels have serious ghosting despite showing excellent signal strength? Spend most of my time watching Hardcore Pawn and Pawn Stars anyway!
diehardguy

You could have just paid sky £20 for their free sat card lol X)


It's important to note that Freesat and Freesat from Sky are two different services, with differing channels:
http://www.freesat.co.uk/help/get-freesat/compare/freesat-sky

Remember looking at this when we swtiched and there were a few channels that were different, so we went with Freesat.
(And sold the old Sky box for about £35 on ebay - so it makes the switch to Freesat even cheaper than £159 if you're prepared to put some effort in)
Good spot always nomally retail at £179 so purchased. Used up £8 old clubcard vouchers also sitting in my account that were unused from last year so came in at £151 in the end.
If buying make sure you register for an extra years warranty in 1 month of purchase with humax (probably only for new not refurbs)
diehardguy

Ok. It's not £20 a month it's a one off. Actually, when you leave they … Ok. It's not £20 a month it's a one off. Actually, when you leave they convert the main card to freeway for free. You are right about the recording feature though.



A question here please. If I have a sky box, will I be able to use the same wire/cable which runs from the dish to sky box? Thanks in advance
Jiwani80

A question here please. If I have a sky box, will I be able to use the … A question here please. If I have a sky box, will I be able to use the same wire/cable which runs from the dish to sky box? Thanks in advance



Yes
Jiwani80

A question here please. If I have a sky box, will I be able to use the … A question here please. If I have a sky box, will I be able to use the same wire/cable which runs from the dish to sky box? Thanks in advance



Yes, unscrew from one box screw into other box and everything should work fine.
blugardian

What is 160 clubcard points actually worth?



​£1.60
I have a white 1010s 1tb if anyone is interested in buying it....
Great! Have just ordered one.
Heat added. Thanks op.
EdCov

Yes, unscrew from one box screw into other box and everything should work … Yes, unscrew from one box screw into other box and everything should work fine.



Doesn't work if you have SKY Q as they change the LNB on the dish.
Edited by: "AliG79" 29th May 2017
EdCov

Yes, unscrew from one box screw into other box and everything should work … Yes, unscrew from one box screw into other box and everything should work fine.


Whilst the above is true ideally you want TWO cables from your dish to the two sockets on the box, so that you can record one channel whilst watching another or record two channels at the same time. You may need a new LNB for this but cheap and easy to switch.
I have both the old and this freesat box. The interface on the new one is much better and it doesn't take forever to delete a programme like the old one. The only disappointment for me is that despite making the box much smaller and removing the power supply from inside the box to inline on the power lead, it gets much hotter than the old one and occasionally gets scrambled, which clears on reboot. I do have it in a cabinet but it is now propped up at an angle to keep it cool!
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