Humax Freesat Recorder HDR 1100S (Refurb) £149 at HumaxDirect
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Humax Freesat Recorder HDR 1100S (Refurb) £149 at HumaxDirect

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Found 22nd Mar
Just had an email from humax. Hi for the Freesat HDR 1100S refurb for £149.99. I've bought direct from them before and there refurb stuff is like new. Comes with a 1 year warranty and is a very good piece of kit for those who don't want sky/virgin but want to record etc. Seems to be about £180ish everywhere else.

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Does this record all freesat channels? What about channels that are not part of FREESAT but are Free to Air?

Last time I looked at one of these there were the freesat channels and if you wanted to view a channel that was not FREESAT but freetoview, you had to go into "NON-FREESAT" mode... and there was no programme information

I have had this model, for four full years. It was £249 then, so in my opinion, for an old bit of kit, this is way too much. I've seen refurbs for £49 previously but not about right now.

queer

I have had this model, for four full years. It was £249 then, so in my … I have had this model, for four full years. It was £249 then, so in my opinion, for an old bit of kit, this is way too much. I've seen refurbs for £49 previously but not about right now.



The £49 refurbs would be the single tuner HB1000S, this HDR is still a current Freesat 'Freetime' model with built in wifi. Thought £149 is the regular refurb price, vs £179+ for new with 2 years warranty. Your choice, not voting!

Refurbs are likely to be the ones that have stoped recording and being able to access your recordings. Something to do with free time app but Humax damaged their reputation by not accepting the problem and expecting people to just by another replacement!

queer

I have had this model, for four full years. It was £249 then, so in my … I have had this model, for four full years. It was £249 then, so in my opinion, for an old bit of kit, this is way too much. I've seen refurbs for £49 previously but not about right now.



As the model was released in 2015, can I have a link to the supplier of your time machine? X)

We got ours last year (October) to replace the Sky box we ditched. It's a decent machine, but the firmware can be a bit flaky at times, needing to be restarted more than the Sky box did.

Still, it does Freesat recording, Netflix, YouTube, iPlayer, ITV Hub or STV Player, Demand 5, 4 for all, streaming from NAS drives etc. If it did Amazon Prime as well, it would almost be a perfect device if you don't own a smart TV.

texaspetey

Refurbs are likely to be the ones that have stoped recording and being … Refurbs are likely to be the ones that have stoped recording and being able to access your recordings. Something to do with free time app but Humax damaged their reputation by not accepting the problem and expecting people to just by another replacement!



I've never heard of this, sounds very unlikely to me as if they sold PVR boxes that couldn't record, the whole point of a PVR afterall, they would get a LOT of returns and complaints! I have an earlier version of this, a HDR1000S from about 2012 and it still records perfectly, so I'm sure if a far older model still works fine there is no reason these won't...

tmohammad

Does this record all freesat channels? What about channels that are not … Does this record all freesat channels? What about channels that are not part of FREESAT but are Free to Air?Last time I looked at one of these there were the freesat channels and if you wanted to view a channel that was not FREESAT but freetoview, you had to go into "NON-FREESAT" mode... and there was no programme information



I expect it will be the same, I know on my HDR1000S the non-freesat mode is extremely limited. I think these kind of boxes are really meant to be in Freesat mode and just have the non-freesat mode for an extra tick on the features box.

Is a shame that they can't integrate the two sides of the box better, course would be no need if Freesat group got their act together and just added the other channels to Freesat anyway so people don't need to mess around with their receiver....
Edited by: "ST3123" 22nd Mar

I wouldn't touch a refurb. had enough trouble with brand new humax units.

Had two refurbs from them, first was DOA but they replaced it sharpish and the second is still going strong.

Original Poster

Mines a refurb had no probs, if you do then send it back. That's why we have warranties but you pays your money and takes your choice.

alg

As the model was released in 2015, can I have a link to the supplier of … As the model was released in 2015, can I have a link to the supplier of your time machine? X)We got ours last year (October) to replace the Sky box we ditched. It's a decent machine, but the firmware can be a bit flaky at times, needing to be restarted more than the Sky box did.Still, it does Freesat recording, Netflix, YouTube, iPlayer, ITV Hub or STV Player, Demand 5, 4 for all, streaming from NAS drives etc. If it did Amazon Prime as well, it would almost be a perfect device if you don't own a smart TV.



Quite right! I blame my ​mild dyslexia for mistaking my HDR1000S, for this item; apologies.

peterwizz

The £49 refurbs would be the single tuner HB1000S, this HDR is still a … The £49 refurbs would be the single tuner HB1000S, this HDR is still a current Freesat 'Freetime' model with built in wifi. Thought £149 is the regular refurb price, vs £179+ for new with 2 years warranty. Your choice, not voting!


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