Humax HDR-2000T 500GB Freeview+ HD recorder (£99 +£6.95 p+p) £105.95 @ HumaxDirect
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Humax HDR-2000T 500GB Freeview+ HD recorder (£99 +£6.95 p+p) £105.95 @ HumaxDirect

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Found 23rd Dec 2014
Grade A refurb units. These are manager's special and this URL is the one from Black Friday which was then £109 but has now dropped further to £99. This URL seems to be the only way to access this price.

Ordered one yesterday afternoon and received early this morning. Great entry level price for what is one of the better types of these units on the market.
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New Freeview HD Digital TV recorder
Integrated hard drive with 500GB capacity
Over 50 Digital TV Channels including free HD channels from BBC, ITV and Channel 4
Record 2 channels at the same time
8-day on screen electronic programme guide
Humax Portal with BBC iPlayer and YouTube apps
Play media from a HDD or USB memory stick (MP3, JPG, XVID)
1 year guarantee

28 Comments

excellent our HDR fox t2 just died annoyingly a month outside of warranty this looks a reasonable replacement for the cost.

tnm1975

excellent our HDR fox t2 just died annoyingly a month outside of warranty … excellent our HDR fox t2 just died annoyingly a month outside of warranty this looks a reasonable replacement for the cost.


Funny how they always fail just after the warranty period, isn't it? Almost as if they'd been engineered to do just that.

I wouldnt buy a HUMAX refurb again

I had HUMAX products for years , great bits of kit , then I bought a managers "refurb" special , went wrong within 6 weeks , returned , replacement did the same again after 5 weeks, got a full refund ,

Bought as Humax BT T2100 from Ebay £80 brand new , works a treat , great bit of kit

Newbold

Funny how they always fail just after the warranty period, isn't it? … Funny how they always fail just after the warranty period, isn't it? Almost as if they'd been engineered to do just that.



It's called planned obsolescence

Check sale of goods act, u can be covered for up to 6years for repairs

I think it's called confirmation bias.

How do these compare to the talktalk you view box?

amsickofpasswords

Check sale of goods act, u can be covered for up to 6years for repairs



it would be difficult arguing that point on a second hand product

I bought one of these 14 months ago, the day they were released. It has been faultless & does most of the things I want it to do. As well as the main HD, I have two hard drives on it. One for mkv, avi dvd, MP4 files & it plays the lot perfectly. The other is to archive films etc I want to keep without stretching the main HD. I have a small cheap wi-fi adapter on it & that connects it to The BBC i player etc. It records perfectly. I can't praise it enough.

I have one of these, it really is a cracking device, but not without its faults.

If you ever have to scan for new channels (Which happens now and then) all the scheduled recordings are wiped, and you have to set them up again. On one occasion, the box decided to find new channels without asking me, I looked at my recorded items and wondered why it wasn't growing... damned thing hadn't been recording anything for days.

Also the online aspect is pretty poor. Youtube, iPlayer etc are far better when using a smart tv, ps3, chromecast, etc. I certainly wouldn't rely on the box as my main source for any of those things.

Isn't this the model that doesn't have a signal pass-through when turned off, so you need to split your aerial lead between it and your TV.

This is £139 brand new at John Lewis with 2 years guarantee. For £30 odd quid I know which I'd rather get...

kpmatthews

it would be difficult arguing that point on a second hand product

his hdr fox t2 was new

amsickofpasswords

his hdr fox t2 was new


he doesn't specify, refurbs come with warranties too

Returned this for a refund (£104.95) last week. Have the 9300 and hdr fox t2 which both have loop through aerials (this doesnt) which allows you to watch tv channels whilst the box is off. The quality of signal was abysmal when on when i compared it to the other 2 humax boxes through the same aerial. Its exactly the same as the T2 but has no front display and the remote is poor.

thebaron69

Returned this for a refund (£104.95) last week. Have the 9300 and hdr fox … Returned this for a refund (£104.95) last week. Have the 9300 and hdr fox t2 which both have loop through aerials (this doesnt) which allows you to watch tv channels whilst the box is off. The quality of signal was abysmal when on when i compared it to the other 2 humax boxes through the same aerial. Its exactly the same as the T2 but has no front display and the remote is poor.



There is a firmware update which corrects the RF Loopthru.

http://www.humaxdigital.com/uk/products/product_releases.php?gid=442&pid=6Release Notes:- RF Loop through now enabled in standby when Power Saving mode switched OFFMenu > Settings > Power Management




But I am hearing reports that these Humax boxes have the HDMI sound bug that many other Humax boxes have, which is corrected by a Factory Reset.

I still think this is a good deal.
Edited by: "kraven" 24th Dec 2014

Original Poster

thebaron69

Returned this for a refund (£104.95) last week. Have the 9300 and hdr fox … Returned this for a refund (£104.95) last week. Have the 9300 and hdr fox t2 which both have loop through aerials (this doesnt) which allows you to watch tv channels whilst the box is off. The quality of signal was abysmal when on when i compared it to the other 2 humax boxes through the same aerial. Its exactly the same as the T2 but has no front display and the remote is poor.



If you'd done a software update the first problem would have been solved. Obviously the rest is understandable. But yes, the latest software allows loop through in standby.

I've got a hdr-fox t2 which is still working fine after 3 years and we got one of these last week for another room

Signal on this is better ( it picks up extra local only channels from bristol but my t2 can't see them)

It has had an issue with no sound via hdmi a few times though. Never been a problem on my T2.

My T2 boots up much quicker in power saving mode though, despite older CPU
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 24th Dec 2014

Stpadraig

If you'd done a software update the first problem would have been solved. … If you'd done a software update the first problem would have been solved. Obviously the rest is understandable. But yes, the latest software allows loop through in standby.



I did try a s/w update but nothing happened and when i phoned the technical support they didnt even mention it.

not bad

12 Jan 2014. FYI deal still valid, just bought one.

Arggh!

I received mine this morning and was really, really pleased with it.

But then some of the menus started acting funny.
The Main menu highlighting stopped appearing so you didn't know what was being selected (Could have lived with that because you can see what's being selected by the icon on the left).

Then when tried to create my first folder, same thing but also the buttons wouldn't work and can't type in a name.

Have emailed them. Hope it's a known issue that's been patched.

Just wondering if it's one of those situations where they've had a return because of this, but rather than refurbishing they've just decided it looks alight, reset it and sent it straight back out.

Arggh!

I received mine this morning and was really, really pleased with it.

But then some of the menus started acting funny.
The Main menu highlighting stopped appearing so you didn't know what was being selected (Could have lived with that because you can see what's being selected by the icon on the left).

Then when tried to create my first folder, same thing but also the buttons wouldn't work and can't type in a name.

Have emailed them. Hope it's a known issue that's been patched.

Just wondering if it's one of those situations where they've had a return because of this, but rather than refurbishing they've just decided it looks alight, reset it and sent it straight back out.

srandom

Arggh!I received mine this morning and was really, really pleased with … Arggh!I received mine this morning and was really, really pleased with it. But then some of the menus started acting funny. The Main menu highlighting stopped appearing so you didn't know what was being selected (Could have lived with that because you can see what's being selected by the icon on the left).Then when tried to create my first folder, same thing but also the buttons wouldn't work and can't type in a name.Have emailed them. Hope it's a known issue that's been patched. Just wondering if it's one of those situations where they've had a return because of this, but rather than refurbishing they've just decided it looks alight, reset it and sent it straight back out.


...Actually it's working okay now.
You'd think that factory reseting the box was the biggest step you could take, but actually just turning it off and on again seems to have resolved all issues

if when doing a factory reset to try and cure sound fault bug will i loose all my recorded programs on the hard drive ???

Original Poster

gardendog

if when doing a factory reset to try and cure sound fault bug will i … if when doing a factory reset to try and cure sound fault bug will i loose all my recorded programs on the hard drive ???


I don't think so, but I'm not certain. However, I don't think that will solve your problem anyway. It's simply a case of turning on your TV before your box, in my experience this will ensure you've always got sound (ie. making sure the box is off before you turn your TV on). If you do lose the sound, power the box down and unplug from the mains briefly (leaving the TV on).
Edited by: "Stpadraig" 10th Feb 2015

I have a bug where any time I switch inputs on the tv, when I switch back to the humax the sound is gone and I have to restart.

I've decided to keep the box because I like Humax and I suspect a replacement will do the same with my TV - I've had a problem with my (LG) TV before where sometimes if you switch inputs, the colour goes pink and you have to switch channel again to get it back.

So I suspect Humax has problems with some TVs that aren't handling HDMI very well, but I don't think that's a good excuse - They should be making allowances for crappy TVs and my cheaper boxes and games console never had a problem.

I've gotten into the habit of turning my humax off before I switch inputs: As soon as my TV indicates no signal from the Humax I switch input. As long as I do that it doesn't lose sound when I switch back.

Original Poster

srandom

I've gotten into the habit of turning my humax off before I switch … I've gotten into the habit of turning my humax off before I switch inputs: As soon as my TV indicates no signal from the Humax I switch input. As long as I do that it doesn't lose sound when I switch back.



Yes, it's a problem with the HDMI handshake. I can see you've figured out the steps to avoid it alright (I've described them above too)
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