Humax HDR 2000T 500GB Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder, Refurbished £96 delivered from Humax
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Humax HDR 2000T 500GB Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder, Refurbished £96 delivered from Humax

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Found 30th Nov 2015
Seems to be a good deal, cheapest out there at the moment, refurb but with a full years guarantee, see review here
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link comes up at 89.00 for me :P don't need but seems a good deal.
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Its £7.00 postage when you proceed to checkout, just ordered one :-)
This damn good value they are on sale most places between £149-£160, it's factory refurbished and sold by Humax direct, I ordered one last night for delivery Tuesday.
Much difference between this model and the HDR-1000S model £99 refurb deal recently?

Also I'm thinning of ditching sky. Is there any easy way to still be and to watch my recordings on the sky+ box, or coy them off in a watchable further, after I cancel?
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The advantage of freesat recorders is that they are cheaper, and if you're ditching Sky, definitely the way to go. As for watching after you cancel I seem to remember you can't , could someone confirm this please.
Long time humax customer... bought.
yep once your sky subscription ceases then your sky box effectively becomes a dumb box, just good for watching free to air channels
Had a Human free view box from BT but died after about 2years. It was the model before this one. Also it took ages to switch on. Use a refurbished Huawei one now which looks better and switches on faster. They can be had for about £85 from Amazon or Ebay (same seller but can't remember their name; model number is the same as from Richer Sounds). Also as it's Youview it's the same menu's etc. Wish it had WiFi though
FYI chaps voucher code: HUMAXHDR10 works and will bring the total price down to £87.10 with postage! your welcome.

http://www.filedropper.com/humax


Edited by: "gaz84" 1st Dec 2015
Id be vary wary of this box.

My dad has one and its much much slower than my several years old Humax hdrfoxt2.

It takes about 20 seconds to turn on! Longer if you have powrrsave turned on
My box takes 3 seconds before you get a picture with powersave.

It also seems to have a major flaw where it can't handle errors in the signal very well and you get entire picture freeze every few seconds.

Rewind to where it froze and you can see the slight pixelation in the video.

My HDR fox t2 on the same aerial is rock solid.
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 1st Dec 2015
I bought one of these on the first day they were sold. It's been excellent, fast & reliable.

If you leave Sky you can't save the recordings, but should you rejoin they will become active again.

At the moment Sky are letting lapsed boxes record for 6 months 'free'. In effect, almost a Humax freesat box for 6
months.
Personally i would go for a humax T2100 badged for BT , less than £100 on Ebay , never let me down , amazing small piece of kit !!
http://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/970x/assets/images/phpt32luy.jpg

Edited by: "cbrpaul" 1st Dec 2015
Is the 200T better or worse than the 1000s?
HOTPOT

I bought one of these on the first day they were sold. It's been … I bought one of these on the first day they were sold. It's been excellent, fast & reliable. If you leave Sky you can't save the recordings, but should you rejoin they will become active again.At the moment Sky are letting lapsed boxes record for 6 months 'free'. In effect, almost a Humax freesat box for 6 months.



​Do they currently also let you watch existing recordings for 6 months? Got loads recorded on there but not watched yet.
not seen the BT one for less than £148.

Bought the Humax one a while back, found it very noisy and it died after powering it off at night.

Been waiting for this. Just ordered, cheers O.P.
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LankyChris

Much difference between this model and the HDR-1000S model £99 refurb … Much difference between this model and the HDR-1000S model £99 refurb deal recently?Also I'm thinning of ditching sky. Is there any easy way to still be and to watch my recordings on the sky+ box, or coy them off in a watchable further, after I cancel?



The older Humax products did permit copying recordings to a USB stick. I think they've hobbled that functionality with their new products. Feature wise I think the Freeview vs Freesat versions are quite similar. With Freesat of course you do get a much broader choice, and picture quality - generally- tends to be better on Freesat vs Freeview as the latter is now getting very congested in terms of available multiplexes and the attendant need for increased signal compression. Somewhat similar to DAB where most channels now broadcast at 32-64kbps or lesser on the MP2 container (yep MP2 64kbps broadcasts in 2015!)


Edited by: "hcc27" 1st Dec 2015
Had one for a few years and ordered one again last week, should arrive today. Like most humax boxes they are not without problems mind - so make sure you have latest software and try to keep it switched to standby when not in use and preferably in an open cabinet with plenty of airflow as they are prone to overheat (esp in summer). When they overheat it causes recordings failed and more signal loss type issues. Try to position it on its own rather than on top of other heat generating equipment.
Edited by: "exexpat" 1st Dec 2015
HOTPOT

I bought one of these on the first day they were sold. It's been … I bought one of these on the first day they were sold. It's been excellent, fast & reliable. If you leave Sky you can't save the recordings, but should you rejoin they will become active again.At the moment Sky are letting lapsed boxes record for 6 months 'free'. In effect, almost a Humax freesat box for 6 months.



​That's good to know as mine runs out in three weeks - where did you get that from though? Just googled and can't find anything about it.
LankyChris

​Do they currently also let you watch existing recordings for 6 months? G … ​Do they currently also let you watch existing recordings for 6 months? Got loads recorded on there but not watched yet.



Holdsworth

​That's good to know as mine runs out in three weeks - where did you get t … ​That's good to know as mine runs out in three weeks - where did you get that from though? Just googled and can't find anything about it.



LankyChris

​Do they currently also let you watch existing recordings for 6 months? G … ​Do they currently also let you watch existing recordings for 6 months? Got loads recorded on there but not watched yet.



You can watch existing recordings for 6 months but not the previously subscribed channels recordings, ie: Sky 1, Movies, Sports etc. So all BBC ITV etc previous recordings can still be viewed & new ones recorded.

I haven't used the box for 12 months, they emailed me several weeks ago & when I connected up the box it recorded all ITV/BBC etc.

Edited by: "HOTPOT" 1st Dec 2015
zchari5

Had a Human free view box from BT but died after about 2years



oO oO


Edited by: "SnowRider" 1st Dec 2015
Can these be used with sky gifts?
I'd go for Freeview (Youview) over Freesat. the picture quality on Freesat may have the edge, but the menu's, channel order etc. is much better on YouView. I have both btw. wasn't there some sort of issue on audio pass through on this model, i.e the unit has to be swiched on. Not sure, never had one but something to check out perhaps. Ps, answer to earlier comment - my Youview box (a Humax) still has playable recordings from late '13).
hcc27

The older Humax products did permit copying recordings to a USB stick. I … The older Humax products did permit copying recordings to a USB stick. I think they've hobbled that functionality with their new products. Feature wise I think the Freeview vs Freesat versions are quite similar. With Freesat of course you do get a much broader choice, and picture quality - generally- tends to be better on Freesat vs Freeview as the latter is now getting very congested in terms of available multiplexes and the attendant need for increased signal compression. Somewhat similar to DAB where most channels now broadcast at 32-64kbps or lesser on the MP2 container (yep MP2 64kbps broadcasts in 2015!)



Thanks, ​realise I've totally misread this deal and thought it was another freesat. Obviously this one is just freeview and the other I linked is freesat
Ordered the DTR-T2000 last night at £119 + £7 p&p
BlackCloud

I'd go for Freeview (Youview) over Freesat. the picture quality on … I'd go for Freeview (Youview) over Freesat. the picture quality on Freesat may have the edge, but the menu's, channel order etc. is much better on YouView. I have both btw. wasn't there some sort of issue on audio pass through on this model, i.e the unit has to be swiched on. Not sure, never had one but something to check out perhaps. Ps, answer to earlier comment - my Youview box (a Humax) still has playable recordings from late '13).



That was sorted out with an update.

You can record to a USB stick. I have saved movies & TV programmes I want to an external HD. I understand that it will only playback on the machine it was recorded on.
I also believe there is a fix for this model to allow recordings to be saved to play on all machines.

Nice one - Just Ordered and used the code HUMAXHDR10 and got an additional 10% off. So including delivery £87.10p

Great deal

This model is coming up at £150 on Amazon, and about the same in Currys. This is also next day delivery by DPD, and just received my delivery confirmation email. Christmas Prezzie for my brother sorted
Edited by: "MrBanks" 1st Dec 2015
Many thanks for bringing this to my attention, about time I upgraded from my old PVR 9200T (6 years old and still going strong after fixing the common clock problem)

Went for the DTR-T2000 and managed to get that with 10% discount

Used code HUMAXBD1
I would buy one of these in an instant if there was a feature like the remote eye rf output of sky boxes
Arrived today. Sadly I didn't use the code Still, a great price... provided it lasts as long as my T2 HDR. It's finally got a bit flaky and now seems to crash whenever I use the Humax portal to access BBC iplayer after a minute or two. Same thing happens if accessing files from DLNA-friendly devices like my synology diskstation via the home network. Hopefully this newer version will be just as reliable. Certainly I like the interface as it's almost the same as the older HDR T2. With so much on demand content from the likes of Now TV and catch up services, provided your broadband connection is good enough, the case for recording programmes is much less compelling than it used to be....

Cheers

Ralph
Hi Hotpot, which model allows recording to usb? Thanks

The one posted in this thread.

FIZZPIT

Hi Hotpot, which model allows recording to usb? Thanks



The one posted in this thread. I know other models also will, but you need to check.
Does this have youview tv guide? to scroll back a few days for on demand stuff? its for a 63 year old so ease of use is first priority.
Ordered using the discount code. Thank you.
Bought one of these refurb units for a similar price a year ago. Still working perfectly, great kit
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