Humax Freesat HB-1000S  HD freetime Box £69.95 at Richer Sounds
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Humax Freesat HB-1000S HD freetime Box £69.95 at Richer Sounds

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Found 26th Jan 2016
Freesat with Freetime freetime.freesat.co.uk

Roll back through the TV Guide by up to seven days on 26 channels and watch on demand with the UK's favourite Catch Up services - BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub*, All 4, Demand 5 and YouTube.

£9.99 6 year Supercare
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Good deal and great boxes, but bear in mind this one has not got the hard drive to record (I don't know if you can add one though).

The 6 years cover sounds good for £9.99 as well.
I have one. it's so slow to load you forget what you wanted to watch. otherwise good
Dragon32

Good deal and great boxes, but bear in mind this one has not got the hard … Good deal and great boxes, but bear in mind this one has not got the hard drive to record (I don't know if you can add one though). The 6 years cover sounds good for £9.99 as well.



From TrustedRevies:

As if that wasn’t enough, the HB-1000S can also be turned into a PVR by c … As if that wasn’t enough, the HB-1000S can also be turned into a PVR by connecting an external hard disk to the USB port. That means you can schedule recordings from the EPG and record an entire series at the push of a button. There’s only one Freesat tuner, so you can’t record one channel and watch another, but it’s great for recording stuff while you’re out.Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/humax-hb-1000s-review#K5W2e7WCDpFKQMdF.99



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Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - worked a treat.
Alternatively, If you have half decent technical PC knowledge and an extra £30 you could consider a Wetek OpenElec box with dual Sat tuners for £99. With a bit of installing and tweaking you can get it to run Kodi + TVHeadend etc and make it a full blown PVR with all the other benefits of Kodi.
I got mine to replace a Sky HD box - recording stuff to a NAS drive rather than local HDD..
Granted it isnt as stable as a Humax or Sky box - but the flexibility and additional features more than makes up for it.
Edited by: "harry66" 26th Jan 2016
I have had two Foxsat HDR boxes for about 5 years. Best thing I ever bought. Do yourself a favour and buy a dual tuner with internal HD version instead of this. They come up on ebay quite often for around £100 or less. Oh and buy Humax not Panasonic Freesat because the latter suck big time
If you're happy with Freeview you could get the Human T1000 which includes hard disk for £67.50, nice unit and mine arrived as new. There was a 10% discount floating around that made the additional P&P charges free.

humaxdirect.co.uk/ref…tml

Word of warning Human Direct Customer Support is appalling, they lie (multiple times to me), don't answer emails but as long as you receive a working unit you'll get a bargain.
Edited by: "duncanhill" 26th Jan 2016
harry66

Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - … Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - worked a treat.Alternatively, If you have half decent technical PC knowledge and an extra £30 you could consider a Wetek OpenElec box with dual Sat tuners for £99. With a bit of installing and tweaking you can get it to run Kodi + TVHeadend etc and make it a full blown PVR with all the other benefits of Kodi.I got mine to replace a Sky HD box - recording stuff to a NAS drive rather than local HDD..Granted it isnt as stable as a Humax or Sky box - but the flexibility and additional features more than makes up for it.



Agreed the benefits of tvheadend are massive, you could also get just the PCTV Systems DVB-T2 292e nanoStick HD with twin hd tuners and use a pre-existing machine. Although at close to £50 and set up time it's hard to turn down the humax at the price it's at. HEAT!
If you dont mind a refurbished one, they are £39 direct from Humax, mine was like new with 12 months warranty.

humaxdirect.co.uk/ref…tml
duncanhill

If you're happy with Freeview you could get the Human T1000 which … If you're happy with Freeview you could get the Human T1000 which includes hard disk for £67.50, nice unit and mine arrived as new. There was a 10% discount floating around that made the additional P&P charges free.http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/dtr-t1000-500gb-1.htmlWord of warning Human Direct Customer Support is appalling, they lie (multiple times to me), don't answer emails but as long as you receive a working unit you'll get a bargain.




Strange when I got a duff refurbished freesat box last year, they were excellent in getting it replaced!
harry66

Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - … Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - worked a treat.Alternatively, If you have half decent technical PC knowledge and an extra £30 you could consider a Wetek OpenElec box with dual Sat tuners for £99. With a bit of installing and tweaking you can get it to run Kodi + TVHeadend etc and make it a full blown PVR with all the other benefits of Kodi.I got mine to replace a Sky HD box - recording stuff to a NAS drive rather than local HDD..Granted it isnt as stable as a Humax or Sky box - but the flexibility and additional features more than makes up for it.


That August DVB500 for £54.75 for a terrestrial box seems similar to the Wetek that does Kodi as well.
amazon.co.uk/Aug…1-4
Can these folk deliver from ordering from their website ?
mad.dog

Strange when I got a duff refurbished freesat box last year, they were … Strange when I got a duff refurbished freesat box last year, they were excellent in getting it replaced!



I can tell you that it very much seems to come down to who you get on the end of the phone/computer. My mum just replaced a Humax box and the first person she spoke to said there was nothing she could do. So she called back and was given a replacement refurbished unit sent by courier!
harry66

Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - … Bargain. I had the equivalent Humax Freeview box with an external HDD - worked a treat.Alternatively, If you have half decent technical PC knowledge and an extra £30 you could consider a Wetek OpenElec box with dual Sat tuners for £99. With a bit of installing and tweaking you can get it to run Kodi + TVHeadend etc and make it a full blown PVR with all the other benefits of Kodi.I got mine to replace a Sky HD box - recording stuff to a NAS drive rather than local HDD..Granted it isnt as stable as a Humax or Sky box - but the flexibility and additional features more than makes up for it.


I love my Wetek for a lot of things, but I've pretty much given up trying to use it as a satellite box.
duncanhill

If you're happy with Freeview you could get the Human T1000 which … If you're happy with Freeview you could get the Human T1000 which includes hard disk for £67.50, nice unit and mine arrived as new. There was a 10% discount floating around that made the additional P&P charges free.http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/dtr-t1000-500gb-1.htmlWord of warning Human Direct Customer Support is appalling, they lie (multiple times to me), don't answer emails but as long as you receive a working unit you'll get a bargain.



This looks like an interesting option for what i was researching for a 65 year old parent. Is the TV guide and youview easy to understand and simple to use? and does the youview catchup add adverts?
Edited by: "Wibblefish" 26th Jan 2016
can you use these to receive channels from other satellites such as german channels on Astra1?
bazray

If you dont mind a refurbished one, they are £39 direct from Humax, mine … If you dont mind a refurbished one, they are £39 direct from Humax, mine was like new with 12 months warranty.http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/hb-1000s-94e552.html



Just bought one.:D £47 with cheapest delivery option, though it is next-day.
My ageing Technisat PVR can spend it's final years taking it easy.
would be better if they got rid of there flash based operating system and supported plex too
any idea what these are like from streaming dlna from a plex server?
Dragon32

Good deal and great boxes, but bear in mind this one has not got the hard … Good deal and great boxes, but bear in mind this one has not got the hard drive to record (I don't know if you can add one though). The 6 years cover sounds good for £9.99 as well.

As if that wasn’t enough, the HB-1000S can also be turned into a PVR by c … As if that wasn’t enough, the HB-1000S can also be turned into a PVR by connecting an external hard disk to the USB port. That means you can schedule recordings from the EPG and record an entire series at the push of a button. There’s only one Freesat tuner, so you can’t record one channel and watch another, but it’s great for recording stuff while you’re out.Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/humax-hb-1000s-review#K5W2e7WCDpFKQMdF.99



​Thanks for that.

Mark.
fivegoldstars

I love my Wetek for a lot of things, but I've pretty much given up trying … I love my Wetek for a lot of things, but I've pretty much given up trying to use it as a satellite box.



I had quite a few problems at the beginning - but then I was new to the world of Kodi / TVHeadend etc. But once I got over the issues, my box has been fairly stable for the past few months. I record TV shows to my NAS so that I can watch them on my tablet. I also record the more important progs to my YouView box - just in case the Wetek fails....
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