Humax HDR-1000S Smart Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder with Freetime - 500GB £149 @ Tesco Direct
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Humax HDR-1000S Smart Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder with Freetime - 500GB £149 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 24th Jan 2015
Tesco have knocked £30 off this 500GB Humax recorder. Amazon have also price matched Tesco.

- Access over 200 channels with 6 in High Definition
- Watch catch up TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4oD, Demand5 & YouTube
- Catch up with the 7-day Roll Back TV Guide across 26 channels.

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Good price for a great box and freesat is a lot better than freeview

mattyp81

Good price for a great box and freesat is a lot better than freeview



So i've been hearing too, Freesat has all the Freeview Channels + 'extras' right?.

And these Humax Boxes are meant to be more then decent too ..... (from what i've been hearing?). :-)

amour3k

So i've been hearing too, Freesat has all the Freeview Channels + … So i've been hearing too, Freesat has all the Freeview Channels + 'extras' right?.And these Humax Boxes are meant to be more then decent too ..... (from what i've been hearing?). :-)



Yes more channels, but Dave is missing on freesat.

mattyp81

Good price for a great box and freesat is a lot better than freeview



I disagree, Freesat has more channels, but Freeview has far better channels, I have both built in to my TV, I hardly ever watch Freesat.

amour3k

So i've been hearing too, Freesat has all the Freeview Channels + … So i've been hearing too, Freesat has all the Freeview Channels + 'extras' right?.And these Humax Boxes are meant to be more then decent too ..... (from what i've been hearing?). :-)



No, Freesat does not have all of the Freeview Channels.

I wish it did.

Any thoughts on if I would be better off with this...or keep Sky box and pay £10 monthly? As I am used to Sky layout etc...Are there any benefits (non financial) to having this over Sky box freesat?

It takes about a week to get used to the layout from sky-blue. It's soon easy to use and is very intuitive. I would cancel sky today.

hermano2

Any thoughts on if I would be better off with this...or keep Sky box and … Any thoughts on if I would be better off with this...or keep Sky box and pay £10 monthly? As I am used to Sky layout etc...Are there any benefits (non financial) to having this over Sky box freesat?



I agree with adam above. The few disadvantages are there is no RF out, so if you're using the magic eye to watch sky in another room, you can't, unless you buy more equipment.
The on demand only goes back 7 days, it goes back further on sky. And finally on demand is streamed, not downloaded onto the hard drive like sky. Not a problem unless you have very slow broadband. Except for this, everything else is as good, if not better IMHO.

Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 24th Jan 2015

Had the original foxsat now for several years, is it worth upgrading?

We have one of these - bought it a year ago at a higher price. One of the best features of this box is that it is able to accept remote recording via the humax android or apple app - really useful.

How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get a freesat box and then hook it up where the where the sky box would go? Or need new aerial?

jacenj

How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get … How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get a freesat box and then hook it up where the where the sky box would go? Or need new aerial?



Assuming they had sky plus or HD, they should have a dual LNB. If that's the case it should be a simple swap over.

jacenj

How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get … How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get a freesat box and then hook it up where the where the sky box would go? Or need new aerial?



When cancelling Sky your box still works with card in it...but can only watch Freesat channels...you can ask Sky for the £10 Freesat which allows you then to use box as normal, ie recording, series record etc..but with Freesat channels.. hope that helps

Derek_Duval

Yes more channels, but Dave is missing on freesat.

Also Motors TV is missing

I ditched sky a year ago and got one of theses refurbished for £65,has been great whathifi.com/dig…iew

bigdeal66

Also Motors TV is missing :(I ditched sky a year ago and got one of … Also Motors TV is missing :(I ditched sky a year ago and got one of theses refurbished for £65,has been great http://www.whathifi.com/digital-stream/dhr8205u/review



And Quest and Quest+1 and Yesterday... as well as Drama and Really.

In case anyone is interested John Lewis will price match. Just received email confirmation. 2 year guarantee with JL.

do you have to have a sat dish,, I have had a humax Pvr for about 5 years and I think its tiem to change it now and this sounds fine but I am nit messing about with a sat dish

sat dish for freesat or decent aerial for freeview

Does anyone have any experience of cloud ibox 2 and a gift subscription?

These are great pieces of kit by the way

gaz12000

Does anyone have any experience of cloud ibox 2 and a gift subscription?

Just reading about those, do they work though?

Can you watch Netflix,
you tube and movie tube through this Humax box? Or would I need a Google chromcasr?

I have just cancelled my sky subscription this morning and am looking at purchasing one of these!

Back to £169

jacenj

How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get … How do you get freesat? My friend has just cancelled sky. Do you just get a freesat box and then hook it up where the where the sky box would go? Or need new aerial?


Just buy a freesat box I'm using Humax. Unplug Sky, plug in the freesat box, put in your postcode and off you go!
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