Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD with Freetime TV Receiver £46 delivered -  REFURB @ Humax
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Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD with Freetime TV Receiver £46 delivered - REFURB @ Humax

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Found 20th Jul 2016
This smart Humax recorder* gives you everything you need to be in control of your TV viewing. With Freetime, the super-smart, award-winning TV Guide from Freesat, you can use the Roll Back TV Guide across 26 channels, to watch shows you've missed from the last seven days. Enjoy a broad range of Catch Up TV with BBC iPlayer, ITV player*, All 4, Demand 5 and YouTube. Plus Showcase recommends top TV picks of cool stuff to watch, chosen daily by Freesat's Editorial team. Choose from over 200 Channels including sport, news, movies, kids, music and entertainment; with eleven in picture perfect High Definition. Plus, you can Pause, Rewind and Record* your favourite programmes at the touch of a button. You can also use the clever little App from Freesat, to plan and control your TV viewing at the swipe of a finger, when you're at home or out and about. *ITV Player available in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. *external hard drive required for recording facility

P&P: £7 making it £46 delivered
- jayok

46 Comments

seems like a great price to me

Can an internal drive be installed into this?

blackster

Can an internal drive be installed into this?



No

P&P is £7 making it £46

Having just had a complete nightmare with Humax direct I cannot recommend them.

I ordered the YouView box refurb, it wouldn't connect to the Internet from day one (I'm very technical and know what I'm doing). It took 7 days of tech calls before they decided it needed to go back. No replacement available, despite them still selling the same model refurbed - apparently that's a separate stock pile. It got collected 14 days ago and I'm still awaiting a refund on my card. Shocking service.
Edited by: "joedredd" 20th Jul 2016

TheUrbis

No


Argos sells this model and an external drive can apparently be fitted (from a customer review)

tech1e

Argos sells this model and an external drive can apparently be fitted … Argos sells this model and an external drive can apparently be fitted (from a customer review)



Yeah an external can.

Very impressive price for this. Rare to see a decent Freesat PVR at this kind of price. Heated.

ST3123

Very impressive price for this. Rare to see a decent Freesat PVR at this … Very impressive price for this. Rare to see a decent Freesat PVR at this kind of price. Heated.


Not that decent... it's a refurb... and they always have lots of refurb stuff...

stealth666

Not that decent... it's a refurb... and they always have lots of refurb … Not that decent... it's a refurb... and they always have lots of refurb stuff...



A refurb with a years warranty for £46 is very good. New will cost about £30 more

I wouldnt be without my Humax, luv it, and paid a lot more than this £46 for it!

stealth666

Not that decent... it's a refurb... and they always have lots of refurb … Not that decent... it's a refurb... and they always have lots of refurb stuff...


Bought a refurb Humax from this outlet 3+ years ago and it has been faultless.
Used to think Humax were a bit overhyped, but the UI is so well thought through and it just works well.
Hot and recommended.

I've been after a decent pvr for ages but could never justify the expense. However with this price tag it's a no-brainer.
Can you guys recommend a decent internal aerial that would pick up HD channels ? I can't be bothered with drilling and stuff.
Edited by: "padamowicz93" 20th Jul 2016

This is a Freesat box - you will need a satellite dish not an internal aerial (that would be Freeview........)

Unfortunately I have also had a bad experience with Humax Direct. Bought a refurb box 2 months ago. Had faults straight away. Customer support were useless. Finally they have agreed for item to be replaced but only because box is barely working. However, I have decided to get a refund. Can't bear the thought of having to deal with them again should the replacement box perform just as badly. It is a shame because I bought another refurb box about 5 years ago and had no probs at all. If customer support was good, I wouldn't mind taking the risk, but getting a response from them is like getting blood out of a stone.

tintin7

This is a Freesat box - you will need a satellite dish not an internal … This is a Freesat box - you will need a satellite dish not an internal aerial (that would be Freeview........)



Just realized ! They better cancel my order quickly.

Bought this last time posted and great little box. Added an external hard drive for recording and pausing etc and works a treat.

tech1e

Argos sells this model and an external drive can apparently be fitted … Argos sells this model and an external drive can apparently be fitted (from a customer review)



​They asked if an internal one can...

Thanks for this

Only has one tuner though

tintin7

This is a Freesat box - you will need a satellite dish not an internal … This is a Freesat box - you will need a satellite dish not an internal aerial (that would be Freeview........)



What kind of satellite dish?

jumpinoffthbed

What kind of satellite dish?



Like one of those Sky ones or anything that picks up Astra/ Hotbird satellite.

I rushed to order but now emailed them to cancel it. It ain't freeview (which would pick up hd channels from normal aerial) and there is no hard drive installed so very basic box.

I've bought 4 refurb units over the years and never had an ounce of trouble. One is now 8 years hold and still going strong.

Humax boxes are usually very good but with my two, the remote control is not so good.

Also with refurbs/recons in electronics, I think they check them and sometimes miss the faults which they were returned for, so you can end up with a faulty one.

But great price - pity only one connection; with this smart class box you would expect two. Heat added.

I have this box and am very happy with it. Recording to an external drive is just the same as on the more expensive pvrs from humax . You can't use USB sticks for recording though has to be a drive for some reason. great price. I also purchased refurbished from them but I have never had an issue so not had to deal with returns.

I paid the same for this earlier in the year. I thought it was the standard price from Humax Direct.

Does this work as IPTV source too?

wifi built in = No.

For those that need a Freeview box rather than Freesat, I'd highly recommend picking one of the BT-branded Humax YouView boxes ("DTR-T2100" 500Gb) off eBay - can be had for around ~£50-£60. Really pleased with mine.

kowalski

For those that need a Freeview box rather than Freesat, I'd highly … For those that need a Freeview box rather than Freesat, I'd highly recommend picking one of the BT-branded Humax YouView boxes ("DTR-T2100" 500Gb) off eBay - can be had for around ~£50-£60. Really pleased with mine.


yes i agree the T2100 is a good box
Got 1 for £32+£7 p/p like new @Ebay last week

padamowicz93

Like one of those Sky ones or anything that picks up Astra/ Hotbird … Like one of those Sky ones or anything that picks up Astra/ Hotbird satellite.I rushed to order but now emailed them to cancel it. It ain't freeview (which would pick up hd channels from normal aerial) and there is no hard drive installed so very basic box.



Not as basic as receiving your tv through an aerial

the worst customer services ever. my box arrived with previous owners freetime profile still installed and lasted one day. They took over 10 days to refund me dispite having picked up their box the next day. awful. but if you want freesat or freeview ltd choices other than humax

My box arrived about 20 minutes ago and it is now all set up and working fine. You could not differentiate it from a brand new box

I have motorised dish. Does this box has Motorised Dish Setup.? If not, then it is NOT worth even £20.

Edited by: "shariifi" 22nd Jul 2016

shariifi

I have motorised dish. Does this box has Motorised Dish Setup.? If not, … I have motorised dish. Does this box has Motorised Dish Setup.? If not, then it is NOT worth even £20.



It's primarily a Freesat box so it's probably not for you. It is however, worth more than £20.

shariifi

I have motorised dish. Does this box has Motorised Dish Setup.? If not, … I have motorised dish. Does this box has Motorised Dish Setup.? If not, then it is NOT worth even £20.



Don't be silly, it is worth more than £20!

Agree with above negative comments about Humax customer service. Once ordered a Humax refurb Freeview PVR and the HDMI wouldn't work with my Sony TV. Turns out to be a moderately well known issue where each manufacturer blames the other (Sony HDMI is perfect on all other devices). Humax CS were deeply reluctant to send a 2nd box to try so I gave up for a refund and never found out if that model can work with my Sony. Pity as my very first SD PVR was a Humax and was great to begin with, till Freeview frequency rejigging by the broadcasters plus god awful software updates from Humax destroyed that box.

Why would Humax send out a 2nd box for what is likely to be a compatibility problem with the Sony TV? I assume you had no other TV that you could have tried to connect the Humax to?

lugsy3

Bought this last time posted and great little box. Added an external hard … Bought this last time posted and great little box. Added an external hard drive for recording and pausing etc and works a treat.



jayok

My box arrived about 20 minutes ago and it is now all set up and working … My box arrived about 20 minutes ago and it is now all set up and working fine. You could not differentiate it from a brand new box



Fellow purchasers, I ordered/received this box the other week, very happy with it..............however - how do you get the standby to work? I've had a play with power-save settings etc, but if the unit has been left in what I assume is stand-by state (red light on front) and I use the remote to power it up (to green)....nothing. The only success I have is when I turn it off/on from the mains and then use the remote to power it up.

Figured I would ask here before I contact Humax.

Mine powers on from red light to green just using the green circle to turn on and vice versa. Have you tried pressing STB then green circle, not being sarcastic.
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