Refurbished Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD with Freetime TV Receiver £39.99 @ humaxdirect
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Refurbished Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD with Freetime TV Receiver £39.99 @ humaxdirect

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Found 24th Nov 2015
Just got this on an email from Humax - This smart Humax recorder gives you everything you need to be in control of your TV viewing. With Freetime, the super-smart, award-winning TV Guide from Freesat, you can use the Roll Back TV Guide across 26 channels, to watch shows you've missed from the last seven days. Enjoy a broad range of Catch Up TV with BBC iPlayer, ITV player*, All 4, Demand 5 and YouTube. Plus Showcase recommends top TV picks of cool stuff to watch, chosen daily by Freesat's Editorial team. Choose from over 200 Channels including sport, news, movies, kids, music and entertainment; with eleven in picture perfect High Definition. Plus, you can Pause, Rewind and Record your favourite programmes at the touch of a button. You can also use the clever little App from Freesat, to plan and control your TV viewing at the swipe of a finger, when you're at home or out and about. *ITV Player available in England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

Thank you to London2014 clarifying that this does not have an internal hard drive.
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tried to order it yesterday but the P&P to the Isle of Wight made the deal over £60, so sod em
I have one of these, they're really good. heat!
You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!
You also need to buy a dongle or connect via ethernet to access Internet
London2014

You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!


are you sure, i thought you could plug in a usb stick/drive and record to that...?
Edited by: "rugman" 24th Nov 2015
yes you may be right. not clear though so no good for those who aren't tech savvy. also refurbished
London2014

You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!



I know.

Its a SMART FREESAT DEVICE

That you can "add an *external hard drive required for recording facility"
Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 24th Nov 2015
can this be used with a sky dish ???
London2014

You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!



​Yes I can... I have a ton of stuff on my 500gb hdd attached already!
kevf1

can this be used with a sky dish ???



​Yes
Is it worth getting one of these if I have a Sky box already and a PC for on demand stuff?
With delivery, £60 to NI
London2014

You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!



Well you have to pay extra for a box with those features - there was a 500GB refurb that was on here yesterday for £99, now sold out.
London2014

You CANNOT Record with this box!!!!



Thanks for mentioning that - I was on the verge of buying it!
Danze1984

Is it worth getting one of these if I have a Sky box already and a PC for … Is it worth getting one of these if I have a Sky box already and a PC for on demand stuff?



No it's basically the same , you won't get anything more
This box has only one LNB input so you can't watch a different channel when it's recording
These are great for the price. Personally I wouldn't get one and attach an external drive to it. Better to get one with a built-in record facility for a little more but then I have having a tangle of wires around. If you can record onto a USB stick it would be neat. Anyone clarify that?
I got one of these refurbished boxes a few months back, its a fantastic bit of kit. Anyone worried about the recording function don't be, I got a 750gb Toshiba hard disk for £30 plugged it in by usb and its instantly good to go, nothing technical to do. So for £60 you will have all the features of a much more expensive box.

The only issue in my opinion is that its only a single tuner so you cant record one channel and watch another, I get around this by switching to freeview but others may not be able to.
srp111

No it's basically the same , you won't get anything more


Are you sure? I thought that Sky boxes were limited to receiving only those free channels that Sky want to give you, and Freesat has many, many more.
Thanks for this OP. I've ordered one. Got a few hdds lying around that can be stuck into a cheap usb caddy to record with. Postage was min £7 for me which was a shame but £46 for a humax with a years warranty can't be bad.
Are the recordings to HDD encrypted / locked to that box?
Also, I assume it's single tuner, so no recording one thing and watching another...?
WillieGophar

Are you sure? I thought that Sky boxes were limited to receiving only … Are you sure? I thought that Sky boxes were limited to receiving only those free channels that Sky want to give you, and Freesat has many, many more.



​i get exactly the same on my sky box as my mum does on her humax
£3.25 off (10% on vat free price) with code HUMAXBD1
fyrewall

Also, I assume it's single tuner, so no recording one thing and watching … Also, I assume it's single tuner, so no recording one thing and watching another...?


The website says single tuner . . . so the 500GB version is a better option for mainstream viewing (now back in stock by the way).
Bargain. Definitely worth the money. Got one works well. Even streams from my NAS box too ☺
Got one 2 days ago, delivered today. After 3-4 hours of testing decided to return it. Decoding quality of non hd channels is really bad, worse than my Goodmans. Menu guide navigation is also slower, not happy overall. I don't think I will trust Humax products anymore after this. I have had great expectation from the product, now disappointed.
Ordered one, deal still active.
Ordered one. One year warranty too.
morcef

Got one 2 days ago, delivered today. After 3-4 hours of testing decided … Got one 2 days ago, delivered today. After 3-4 hours of testing decided to return it. Decoding quality of non hd channels is really bad, worse than my Goodmans. Menu guide navigation is also slower, not happy overall. I don't think I will trust Humax products anymore after this. I have had great expectation from the product, now disappointed.



Surprised at that, as most reviews are excellent. Perhaps a dud?
johnnypanic

With delivery, £60 to NI



Rip off, best avoided.Shameful.
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