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humax HDR-1100S 500 GB Freesat with Freetime HD TV Recorder - White £164 @ Amazon
humax HDR-1100S 500 GB Freesat with Freetime HD TV Recorder - White £164 @ Amazon

humax HDR-1100S 500 GB Freesat with Freetime HD TV Recorder - White £164 @ Amazon

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I've got the black version. Excellent bit of kit.

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Personally got a 1000 from them last Xmas with 500GB in it and self-upgraded with a 2TB drive for c£150 (£95+£56).
Definite improvement on ancient Foxsat-HDR and the Freetime App has enabled remote record set up, even from abroad


Edited by: "mk-donald" 19th Aug 2016

mk-donald

If you've set your heart on a 1100S then worth checking what Humax Refurb … If you've set your heart on a 1100S then worth checking what Humax Refurb models are currently on offereg 1TB at £139 + shippinghttp://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished/hdr-1010s-1tb-31ef52.htmlPersonally got a 1000 from them last Xmas with 500GB in it and self-upgraded with a 2TB drive for c£150 (£95+£56).Definite improvement on ancient Foxsat-HDR and the Freetime App has enabled remote record set up, even from abroad


If you have set your heart on a 1100s why would you buy a 1010s?

Jefft

If you have set your heart on a 1100s why would you buy a 1010s?



Ooops - SORRY! Got my model numbers totally mixed up! Ignore me


Edited by: "mk-donald" 19th Aug 2016

HankHandsome

I've got the black version. Excellent bit of kit.


How does one self-upgrade? e.g. get the software on the new drive?

Bloody noisy drives on these.

HankHandsome

I've got the black version. Excellent bit of kit.



​Agreed. One in the eye for Murdoch.

brendonhope3

Bloody noisy drives on these.



​Something's wrong then. Mines quieter than my old skybox

Love mine, had it three years no problems

Loads of bad reviews recently on Amazon, who do you believe ?

had a camelcamel alert for this today, then forgot! Thanks for the reminder, bought!

Bought the black version last week after Sky hiked my monthly fee (I was on a special 12 month rate apparently which finished) - so far so good. It takes a while to get going when I switch it on (Freesat Screen) and the app gets fiddly once you want to go past tomorrow - but the monthly fee makes up for it.

I found the HD picture poor out of the box but I found some settings and it's pretty damn good. Strangely the adverts seem to be SD/low quality - not that it matters.

finnmaccool

​Agreed. One in the eye for Murdoch.


Which is probably more than Jerry Hall gets!

How does freesat compare to youview been impressed with that expecially the remote record app etc

finnmaccool

​Agreed. One in the eye for Murdoch.



I'm fairly certain it's not.

ashtad

How does freesat compare to youview been impressed with that expecially … How does freesat compare to youview been impressed with that expecially the remote record app etc


Freesat is excellent. I found the record app made my hard drive work overtime as it starts itself up to check for instructions at regular intervals, which in my opinion wasnt worth the additional wear for the very occasional remote recording.
Being able to plug a usb or hd into these boxes is very useful, but they seem to have dropped support for the media server function, which is a drag.
I personally wouldnt go back to relying on an aerial. Where I live the signal isnt reliable (even though I live in a major town).

adam4007

Love mine, had it three years no problems


You haven't had this model for three years it was released last July.

Never seems worth recording anything these days with catch up tv, repeats, & all the +1 hr & +24 hr channels.

Jefft

You haven't had this model for three years it was released last July.



No not this model. The 1000s black is mine. Very similar and has worked flawlessly.

breslau

Freesat is excellent. I found the record app made my hard drive work … Freesat is excellent. I found the record app made my hard drive work overtime as it starts itself up to check for instructions at regular intervals, which in my opinion wasnt worth the additional wear for the very occasional remote recording.Being able to plug a usb or hd into these boxes is very useful, but they seem to have dropped support for the media server function, which is a drag.I personally wouldnt go back to relying on an aerial. Where I live the signal isnt reliable (even though I live in a major town).


How do you receive the signal if it isn't with an aerial?

jasee

How do you receive the signal if it isn't with an aerial?


Satellite dish

Bargain ^^^

Bendown

Satellite dish


Which is an aerial, just not a terrestrial one

jasee

Which is an aerial, just not a terrestrial one



A satellite dish is not a aerial sir it's a satellite receiver

captainbeaky

Never seems worth recording anything these days with catch up tv, … Never seems worth recording anything these days with catch up tv, repeats, & all the +1 hr & +24 hr channels.



I don;t know, I got rid of a Virgin TIVO upstairs and now I miss a fair amount of stuff simply because I don't know a series has started up again. i don't watch much live TV, but I like 8 out of 10 cats does countdown and missed the first three episodes which i fortunately caught and got on catchup.

mocmocamoc

I don;t know, I got rid of a Virgin TIVO upstairs and now I miss a fair … I don;t know, I got rid of a Virgin TIVO upstairs and now I miss a fair amount of stuff simply because I don't know a series has started up again. i don't watch much live TV, but I like 8 out of 10 cats does countdown and missed the first three episodes which i fortunately caught and got on catchup.



So ultimately, you agree with the point

Tried Sky for 12 months, has to be the most awful piece of equipment i've ever had, and i had an Original Bush PVR that was released as one of the first ones in the UK.

After looking at reviews on this, i would say this it doesn't have a patch on the Youview boxes, specifically the latest ones that are BT Branded DTR 2100 / 4000 (4K with Fan). I was tempted to upgrade my sky subscription which i am now going to cancel, to a Sky Q box, but tbh i just don't watch any of the Sky channels, the original Sky programs are tripe and poor quality (Excluding Carl Pilkington) honestly i think free to air channels and catch up are all you really need or all I really need.

Currently waiting on Youview to release a new box / Humax release an updated Youview box, please let it have wireless built in. Anyone that knows how long i will have to wait please give me a shout. P.S heat for the deal as it is a good price for a Freesat box, but your better of picking up a Humax DTR-2100 for £50 - £60 on eBay.

what's so good about freeset ?? its just the same channels as freeview by the looks of it ?? just the recording and pausing features ??

Not for me it isn't - in our area Freeview is around 21 TV channels from memory - nowhere near the number on Freesat.

adam4007

No not this model. The 1000s black is mine. Very similar and has worked … No not this model. The 1000s black is mine. Very similar and has worked flawlessly.



Mine 1000s did up until last week. Now lost all my recordings and can't pause or rewind live tv due to: "The function does not work while trying to receive data for time shift buffer. Try again in a few seconds."

Are Openbox V8S any good? TIA

jco83

Are Openbox V8S any good? TIA


Thats a good question, I have the original foxsat recorder and it has worked for several without problems, tempted by this but not sure it is any better

thomps121

Humax DTR-2100 for £50 - £60 on eBay.



Very happy with my £50 BT/Humax Freeview box from eBay (DTR-2100). Obviously not Freesat but if you have a decent aerial you can bin Sky and save yourself £600/yr (or whatever Sky costs these days :))

Publix

How does one self-upgrade? e.g. get the software on the new drive?


Can't speak for the 1100 model, but the previous 10xx models you can just void the maker's warranty by opening the case, and replacing the smaller capacity SATA hard drive inside with a larger capacity one (eg 2TB) AV quality/design drive (I got a 2TB Seagate ST2000VM003) - ie just a mechanical issue of unplugging/unscrewing and replugging/screwing new drive in place. The firmware on the motherboard recognises the drive needed formatting and provided menu prompts to do it - ie the drive is just used for storing data rather than the functionality of the unit.
eg myhumax.org/for…2tb

Of course any recordings you've already made on your old disc are going to be inaccessible. [With the far older Foxsat-HDR models you could plug the extracted old drive into an external SATA USB unit and access recordings left on it via the HDR's menu system as external USB, but I don't believe this capability carried over to 10xx models.]


Edited by: "mk-donald" 20th Aug 2016

chrisredmayne

what's so good about freeset ?? its just the same channels as freeview by … what's so good about freeset ?? its just the same channels as freeview by the looks of it ?? just the recording and pausing features ??



It's great if you do not want to install a new roof aerial whereby it is more convenient putting a satellite dish on the side of your property, or if you are in a fringe area for digital reception, satellite is all encompassing. Astra 28E is the satellite which Sky UK TV uses alongside the UK channels on Freesat, so a lot of people may already have an existing satellite dish on their property.

adam4007

A satellite dish is not a aerial sir it's a satellite receiver



A Satellite Receiver is not a dish sir, it's a Satellite Receiver.

Whilst a Satellite dish is actually a parabolic reflective antenna, which actually technically is an aerial......whilst it receives the signal bounced to the LNB it most certainly is not classed as a Satellite Receiver.....the decoder is always known as the receiver.

thomps121

Tried Sky for 12 months, has to be the most awful piece of equipment i've … Tried Sky for 12 months, has to be the most awful piece of equipment i've ever had, and i had an Original Bush PVR that was released as one of the first ones in the UK.After looking at reviews on this, i would say this it doesn't have a patch on the Youview boxes, specifically the latest ones that are BT Branded DTR 2100 / 4000 (4K with Fan). I was tempted to upgrade my sky subscription which i am now going to cancel, to a Sky Q box, but tbh i just don't watch any of the Sky channels, the original Sky programs are tripe and poor quality (Excluding Carl Pilkington) honestly i think free to air channels and catch up are all you really need or all I really need.Currently waiting on Youview to release a new box / Humax release an updated Youview box, please let it have wireless built in. Anyone that knows how long i will have to wait please give me a shout. P.S heat for the deal as it is a good price for a Freesat box, but your better of picking up a Humax DTR-2100 for £50 - £60 on eBay.



Good luck plugging in your f plug feed from your LNB into this.....

http://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/650x/assets/images/phpry2yna.jpg


Whilst you may have an opinion that YouView is superior, you do realise that it is still DVB-T2 based like Freeview, therefore is a moot point for anyone that wants satellite receiving equipment......that will most certainly not receive DVB-S2.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 20th Aug 2016

cicobuff

A Satellite Receiver is not a dish sir, it's a Satellite Receiver. … A Satellite Receiver is not a dish sir, it's a Satellite Receiver. :{Whilst a Satellite dish is actually a parabolic reflective antenna, which actually technically is an aerial......whilst it receives the signal bounced to the LNB it most certainly is not classed as a Satellite Receiver.....the decoder is always known as the receiver.



That told me lol. You learn something new everyday:(

adam4007

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201647974397


Says excellent condition, but the seller couldn't even be arsed to wipe the dust off. Just think what the inside of that box must be like. Overheating, here we come?

Edited by: "gazjon" 20th Aug 2016
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