HUMAX HDR1100S 1TBWhite Freesat+ Freetime Box 1TB Hard Drive PVR £179.99 in store Richersounds
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HUMAX HDR1100S 1TBWhite Freesat+ Freetime Box 1TB Hard Drive PVR £179.99 in store Richersounds

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Found 26th Mar 2016
Price for White only.

Usually this price for the 500GB model
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I managed to get John Lewis to price match this in store... got the John Lewis 2 Year Warranty too
bonchai

I managed to get John Lewis to price match this in store... got the John … I managed to get John Lewis to price match this in store... got the John Lewis 2 Year Warranty too


Humax standard warranty 2 years.
I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I now have Freesat and NowTV entertainment, it now costs my about £3.50 amonth (buying cheap NowTV offers) instead of £36 and I watch exactly the same channels.
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rosco123

Humax standard warranty 2 years.



good to know! Thanks.
bought this from Currys last year, not quite sure why people rave about this. The menu is really sluggish. it's OK as a pvr I guess.
not bad
Zaxxan

I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I … I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I now have Freesat and NowTV entertainment, it now costs my about £3.50 amonth (buying cheap NowTV offers) instead of £36 and I watch exactly the same channels.


yep did the same, except my LG has a build in receiver, bye bye Sky
good find op, heat added
EDEN188

bought this from Currys last year, not quite sure why people rave about … bought this from Currys last year, not quite sure why people rave about this. The menu is really sluggish. it's OK as a pvr I guess.


ITsa good box but menus are slow this new model allows casting from youtube (Android not sure about iOS) the unit needs to be on the network for this feature. The playback TV is nice (not great). It also plays media (AVI, MKV) but the menus and interface is pants.

Nice box - Video and audio quality is MUCH better than that of the tuners built into TVs IMHO.

Build quality is and design is very good. Not like the cheap stuff Sky knock out. Low power consumption and heat long life from these units. Good price.

If you are technical you can use a RP2 with Kodi and USB tuner (OTA not SAT) and record HD without encryption.
The humax records unencrypted only in SD. Great box.
Way cheaper to buy a BT branded Humax box (although based on a different model), unless I'm missing something?
Is there any better freesat box? Sky is going so want to replace it with streaming and freview/ freesat. As we don't have free view aerial I am thinking freesat is cheapest.
peroxidase

Is there any better freesat box? Sky is going so want to replace it with … Is there any better freesat box? Sky is going so want to replace it with streaming and freview/ freesat. As we don't have free view aerial I am thinking freesat is cheapest.



​free sat definitely has the better range of channels. I made the swap in January to this box and now tv entertainment and out of the channels we watched I think I miss out on around 2 channels. I wish I had made the swap years ago. sky have had 13 years of over priced tv out of me and no more.
the box took a bit of getting used to, it's not as good as a sky+ box. but it does the job and I quickly got used to it and the savings are well worth getting it. I was the same with no aerial , it takes 5 minutes to set up
Zaxxan

I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I … I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I now have Freesat and NowTV entertainment, it now costs my about £3.50 amonth (buying cheap NowTV offers) instead of £36 and I watch exactly the same channels.



But is it exactly the same channels
I thought sky have a lot more channels than nowtv plus now tv sky channels are catch up only ?
rosco123

Humax standard warranty 2 years.



Only if you join their club. Mine stopped working at 1 year 10 months. Poor customer service experience!
Nicolas

But is it exactly the same channelsI thought sky have a lot more channels … But is it exactly the same channelsI thought sky have a lot more channels than nowtv plus now tv sky channels are catch up only ?



All the channels I used to watch on Sky I can now watch on Freesat and NowTV while paying a tenth of the price. Sky may have a few more channels but I never watched them anyway.
reserves

Way cheaper to buy a BT branded Humax box (although based on a different … Way cheaper to buy a BT branded Humax box (although based on a different model), unless I'm missing something?



This is a PVR with series record it uses SAT inputs and can record 2 channels at the same time.
It has a 1TB hard disk and you can series record etc.
Files from the HD can be coped to USB (SD only HD files are encrypted and can only be played on the player that recorded them - Shame

Agree the BT Humax unit is cheaper but this is a lot more capable this can also stream content from the youtube app on Android etc...
It supports UPNP and can stream MKV, AVI files locally or remote (SMB etc)

Finally this is FREESAT not Freeview!
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 27th Mar 2016
bob1e

Only if you join their club. Mine stopped working at 1 year 10 months. … Only if you join their club. Mine stopped working at 1 year 10 months. Poor customer service experience!


Likewise here.
Only problem i had with my foxsat hdr box was the remote had a very poor range, has this been fixed on this model ?
Nicolas

But is it exactly the same channelsI thought sky have a lot more channels … But is it exactly the same channelsI thought sky have a lot more channels than nowtv plus now tv sky channels are catch up only ?



​you only miss out on a couple of channels. if you look through your sky TV guide you think you have tons of channels but now many are +1 ect and ones that no one ever watches. you can use your now tv box as a catch up but you can also watch all films live and it's the same for the movies
frownbreaker

This is a PVR with series record it uses SAT inputs and can record 2 … This is a PVR with series record it uses SAT inputs and can record 2 channels at the same time.It has a 1TB hard disk and you can series record etc.Files from the HD can be coped to USB (SD only HD files are encrypted and can only be played on the player that recorded them - ShameAgree the BT Humax unit is cheaper but this is a lot more capable this can also stream content from the youtube app on Android etc...It supports UPNP and can stream MKV, AVI files locally or remote (SMB etc)Finally this is FREESAT not Freeview!



Ahh, missed that it was Freesat, all good
Zaxxan

I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I … I have the older model. It has saved me a fortune since leaving sky. I now have Freesat and NowTV entertainment, it now costs my about £3.50 amonth (buying cheap NowTV offers) instead of £36 and I watch exactly the same channels.



Can you record NowTV channels on to the Humax?
Thanks
Nemesis100

Can you record NowTV channels on to the Humax?Thanks



No you can't, but there is no need as the NowTV has most things on demand so that you can watch it when you want to.

Edited by: "Zaxxan" 28th Mar 2016
hi I want to be able to run one of these and also get the signal in another room is there an adaptor that I can plug and normal RF aerial lead into the back
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