Refurbished Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD Freetime Recorder 1TB £125.10  humaxdirect
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Refurbished Humax HDR-1000S Freesat+ HD Freetime Recorder 1TB £125.10 humaxdirect

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Found 7th Apr 2016
Use code HUMAXBD1 to get the price down to £125.10 from the original price of £139.99 (already discounted from £159.99).
Delivery next day from £6.99

After leaving Sky earlier this year i have been looking at freesat set top boxes.
The Humax HDR1000S has won several awards and is one of the best Freesat boxes out there, only the newer model out muscles this box.
Comes with with a 1 year guarantee

"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 favorite 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."
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looks a good deal as refurbs on eBay £169.
I have also cancelled sky, do you know the difference between youview, freesat and freeview free time?
I bought the 500Gb version a few weeks ago. The 'refurbs' come with new remotes and all accessories (even a 1m hdmi cable). It works well, plays most media from a usb stick (not H265) and can be setup to work of a single satellite dish (1 lnb) feed. It can then record 1 channel and you can watch a recording or watch a limited set of channels depending on which channel you are recording. The remote can also control a lot of tvs so you only need 1 remote.
Only annoying thing is the guide. When you first press guide you get a now and next list. You have to press right twice to get a full guide.
Overall a great freesatHD recorder.
nseaman

I have also cancelled sky, do you know the difference between youview, … I have also cancelled sky, do you know the difference between youview, freesat and freeview free time?


Freeview = digital tv via aerial
YouView = digital tv via aerial + limited catch up via internet + extra channels if you pay BT or TalkTalk
Freesat = digital tv via satellite, more channels than freeview but some freeview channels missing (C4HD+1 not on freesat)
FreeTime = digital tv via satellite + limited catchup via internet.
Whats the boot up time like on these. (I suppose there is an eco mode?)
splatsplatsplat

Whats the boot up time like on these. (I suppose there is an eco mode?)


Not sure what your getting to, it has standby yes.
Best to think of it as a Sky Box in that respect. ie will record when in stand by etc.
We have one of these, been reliable for a good couple of years but just the last couple of weeks its been playing up, black screen on ITV1 HD most of the time, need to rescan the channels to get it back but it soon goes again, weird thing is when we rescan all our recordings vanish at the same time. Think ours is fudged so will need to splurge on a new one, Humax have a good rep but this is the 2nd Freesat Humax box we have had go wrong.
Thank you for the code, was going to buy one yesterday but didn't get round to it so you've saved me £14 on the model I was after
splatsplatsplat

Whats the boot up time like on these. (I suppose there is an eco mode?)


The boot up time is very slow, it's not like a sky box, it properly powers down when you turn it off.
I have one, it definitely has a few niggles, like it boots into a halfway page between tv guide and a full picture.

That being said, it's ok.
Good deal with the code, which also works on the HDR-1010S at the same price. I bought this one previously and without the code. Main difference is colour (white) and Wi-Fi capable as well as Ethernet.

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ozodimal

Good deal with the code, which also works on the HDR-1010S at the same … Good deal with the code, which also works on the HDR-1010S at the same price. I bought this one previously and without the code. Main difference is colour (white) and Wi-Fi capable as well as Ethernet.http://www.humaxdirect.co.uk/refurbished.html



so this is the one to go for as it has wifi for the same price? is that right? (still not sure on a white box though...)
Emera1d

so this is the one to go for as it has wifi for the same price? is that … so this is the one to go for as it has wifi for the same price? is that right? (still not sure on a white box though...)



If you need wifi, then yes. I personally don't need it as i have network cables etc
Pity the 500 gig is out of stock
Emera1d

so this is the one to go for as it has wifi for the same price? is that … so this is the one to go for as it has wifi for the same price? is that right? (still not sure on a white box though...)


Exactly, and why I went for it as it makes for more flexibility. I've had no problems feeding off Wi-Fi thus far, and can always go for Ethernet adapters if I do (the router is at the main BT socket to avoid losses and remote from the TV).

Just some advice for those who are switching to Free-Sat; only go for those Humax boxes listed as suitable for Freesat, as indeed is your old Sky dish if you have one (Freesat feeds from the same satellite group). Unless it was fitted up for HD+ you will need an adapter kit consisting of a quad LNB and the required length of additional Coax so that the dual tuners in the box can be separately fed. They are easily found on Ebay and I found the process fairly straight forward.

Two points, note the "skew" (tilt) angle of the old LNB before removing it, and checkout how to ID the mark of your Sky Dish. If it is not the latest (Mk4) then you'll need a different LNB adapter to fit the new LNB to the dish (my kit had both included).

Finally you can replace your old cable with a "shotgun" dual Coax cable for neatness sake if you wish. Also if you set up your new STB (set top box) before you upgrade the dish it will work, but can only record/view on one channel. When you later carry out the upgrade you will have to do a factory reset on the STB so that it will then use both tuners (you won't lose your recordings).

The most tricky part was extracting the old LNB adapter from the arm on my Mk3 dish (The mark4 adapter fits over the Mk4 arm and is far more straight forward). It is held within the arm by two press studs either side of the arm which have to be held in simultaneously. Luckily I found a scissor like device among my old tools that did the trick. Never did know what it was for, but I do now!





Edited by: "ozodimal" 7th Apr 2016
ozodimal

Exactly, and why I went for it as it makes for more flexibility. I've had … Exactly, and why I went for it as it makes for more flexibility. I've had no problems feeding off Wi-Fi thus far, and can always go for Ethernet adapters if I do (the router is at the main BT socket to avoid losses and remote from the TV).Just some advice for those who are switching to Free-Sat; only go for those Humax boxes listed as suitable for Freesat, as indeed is your old Sky dish if you have one (Freesat feeds from the same satellite group). Unless it was fitted up for HD+ you will need an adapter kit consisting of a quad LNB and the required length of additional Coax so that the dual tuners in the box can be separately fed. They are easily found on Ebay and I found the process fairly straight forward. Two points, note the "skew" (tilt) angle of the old LNB before removing it, and checkout how to ID the mark of your Sky Dish. If it is not the latest (Mk4) then you'll need a different LNB adapter to fit the new LNB to the dish (my kit had both included). Finally you can replace your old cable with a "shotgun" dual Coax cable for neatness sake if you wish. Also if you set up your new STB (set top box) before you upgrade the dish it will work, but can only record/view on one channel. When you later carry out the upgrade you will have to do a factory reset on the STB so that it will then use both tuners (you won't lose your recordings). The most tricky part was extracting the old LNB adapter from the arm on my Mk3 dish (The mark4 adapter fits over the Mk4 arm and is far more straight forward). It is held within the arm by two press studs either side of the arm which have to be held in simultaneously. Luckily I found a scissor like device among my old tools that did the trick. Never did know what it was for, but I do now!


One thing to note: Remove any usb drives from the device before trying a factory reset!!! A factory reset wont work with usb drives plugged in and gives no errors or warnings that it wont reset.
This took me about 1 hr of head scratching before I called the support line. They didn't even know about the usb issue on factory reset for a box setup as a single cable box.
So if you setup as single cable and subsequently go to dual cable remove all usb devices before factory reset!!!!
Good tip ched99UK. I didn't have a usb drive fitted, but nonetheless had to work out why the box still refused to work properly having fitted both Coax feeds, until it dawned that it was stuck in a single feed mode. Given that many will be fitting these boxes to old Sky dish feeds, I think that Humax should emphasise the need for a reset if set up on a single feed prior to being dual fed, as well as of your usb conflict.

Edited by: "ozodimal" 7th Apr 2016
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Looked at these but going for one from Richer sounds. 6 year warranty for around 20 quid and money back if you don't claim.
looks like a paint roller tray
Darn it could've saved £3.25 on the HB-1000s I ordered yesterday.
If you're technical then you can upgrade the hard disk to 2tb for storing more programmes.

The Freesat boxes use the same satellite as Sky so if you've had Sky+ then you can just bin the Sky box and plug the Freesat in as a replacement. Loads of friends have done this now that they have Netflix or Amazon Prime. These days Sky's only really worth it if you're a sports obsessive.
Makes you wonder which of todays rubbish programs would be worth recording!
patrick_000

If you're technical then you can upgrade the hard disk to 2tb for storing … If you're technical then you can upgrade the hard disk to 2tb for storing more programmes.The Freesat boxes use the same satellite as Sky so if you've had Sky+ then you can just bin the Sky box and plug the Freesat in as a replacement. Loads of friends have done this now that they have Netflix or Amazon Prime. These days Sky's only really worth it if you're a sports obsessive.

how do you increase the capacity ? thanks
HUMAXBD1 code not valid now?
I am getting a code error? Anyone else having that issue?
Yep code not working anymore.
Burbage Fox

how do you increase the capacity ? thanks



​take the box apart, locate the hard drive, replace it with a 2tb drive, put everything back together.
Nice
ozodimal

... Also if you set up your new STB (set top box) before you upgrade the … ... Also if you set up your new STB (set top box) before you upgrade the dish it will work, but can only record/view on one channel. When you later carry out the upgrade you will have to do a factory reset on the STB so that it will then use both tuners (you won't lose your recordings). ...


Aaaah! So THAT is probably why my brother's Humax is ignoring the second coax connection!
On his behalf, and in advance - thanks!
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jough

Darn it could've saved £3.25 on the HB-1000s I ordered yesterday.



Dual tuner on this too
You what mate? You want £100+ to record freeview content? Why not just download it? Cant really see a use for this tbh, nout on freeview haha...
Anyone here thought about the zgemma boxes instead?
finnmaccool

Anyone here thought about the zgemma boxes instead?


The Issue with these Zgemma boxes are they are FTA (Free-to-air) which means you get all the satellite channels but in a random order and the EPGs dont tend to work as it wont receive the EPG broadcast
Have a look at pcmechanic.biz/blo…ms/
hg80

The Issue with these Zgemma boxes are they are FTA (Free-to-air) which … The Issue with these Zgemma boxes are they are FTA (Free-to-air) which means you get all the satellite channels but in a random order and the EPGs dont tend to work as it wont receive the EPG broadcast Have a look at http://pcmechanic.biz/blog/free-tv/the-difference-between-freesat-and-free-to-air-tv-satellite-systems/



Cheers for that
finnmaccool

Cheers for that



You're very welcome.:)
My box turned up today, like new!
seanmorris100

You what mate? You want £100+ to record freeview content? Why not just … You what mate? You want £100+ to record freeview content? Why not just download it? Cant really see a use for this tbh, nout on freeview haha...


They are popular with expats, as many download/catchup services are location-limited (and in a constant arms race with vpn providers...). And recordings are not time-limited, should you want to watch it again, much later.
What are you getting with free sat ?? All good TV channels need to pay .
+ High range smart TV have built in dual antenas Freeview + Sat + old type antena
Connect HDD via USB and record : )

But now all this sat and Freeview - Replacing by IP TV
BT Fibre coming to all houses so speed to stream dual or 3 stream at the same time will be now problem NONE cable NONE antenas NO Recorders as IP TV give pre -recorded

Incognitoso

What are you getting with free sat ?? All good TV channels need to pay … What are you getting with free sat ?? All good TV channels need to pay . + High range smart TV have built in dual antenas Freeview + Sat + old type antena Connect HDD via USB and record : ) But now all this sat and Freeview - Replacing by IP TV BT Fibre coming to all houses so speed to stream dual or 3 stream at the same time will be now problem NONE cable NONE antenas NO Recorders as IP TV give pre -recorded



Not everyone can get Freeview due to location or the lack of having an aerial fitted, but still may want to watch live TV and record a few things....


Edited by: "hg80" 8th Apr 2016
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