Humax HB-1000S Freetime Smart Freesat HD Digital TV Receiver

Product information

The Humax HB-1000S receiver will unlock a world of online and satellite entertainment. Enjoy hundreds of channels, many in stunning HD, as well as on-demand services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Player. The HB-1000S also has a clever roll back TV guide, so tracking down missed programmes is as easy as checking what’s on next. It’ll also pause and rewind live TV when you attach an external hard drive (available separately).

More channels
Combining freesat HD, BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Demand 5 and ITV Player the Humax HB-1000S delivers hundreds of channels of viewing goodness. Complete with an easy-to-use electronic programme guide, even setting reminders and browsing for missed programmes is a breeze.

Pause, record, rewind
Recording your programmes is as simple as connecting an external hard drive. This also allows rewinding and pausing of live action.

HDMI, USB and more
The HB-1000S has enough connectivity to join just about any AV setup. The HDMI port and included HDMI cable makes it a snap to connect to compatible sets and enjoy HD viewing. There are also two USB ports for media sharing, as well as RCA and optical outputs.

Sharper viewing
This receiver features upscaling software that boosts the quality of SD (standard definition) broadcasts to near-HD levels.

Please note: To enjoy freesat broadcasts you will need a dish and cabling installed. freesat does not require a contract or a subscription – just a one-off payment for your dish and installation. To organise installation, please visit or call one of our shops. Click here to find out more about freesat.

Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
H3.8 x W15.5 x D20cm
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - via Ethernet connection
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Plays Formats Information Type of disc or file that can be played back on this machine
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x HDMI, 2x USB, Ethernet, RCA, Optical
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Humax HB-1000S Freetime Smart Freesat HD Digital TV Receiver 3.7 5 3 3
it works, but... ...the volume control on the box has to be set to max and the TV volume to the desired setting for any consistency in volume between channels, it takes an age to boot up and the remote control, with its loud, plasticky 'clicks' on all the important buttons is enough to drive you nuts. On the plus side, the catch-up service is easy to set up and the box is nice and small. In short, it isn't as good as the one it replaced (which died after 5 years' service). 20 January 2015
THIS IS FANTASTIC, EXCELLENT CHANNELS AND GREAT RECEPTION. I can't believe that I haven't bought one of these sooner. There are loads of channels and I don't even have to pay for them. I just plugged my existing sky satellite dish into it (as I had a spare slot), and it worked. Great piece of kit. Highly recommended. 29 July 2014
Excellent Freesat Satellite tuner with easy catchup for BBC and C4. Minor flaws. I traded up from the earlier Humax Freesat tuner because of the free time feature giving expanded catch up services. The backwards tuning grid works superbly for BBC channels and reasonably for C4. Initially it looks like ITV and C5 have lost the plot, their offerings in the previous weeks grid look meagre. However there are links to the catch up sites for ITV and C5 with a full range of recent programmes, they just haven't supported the grid. My only other cavil is that the older tuner could be set to stabilise ITV3 's switches from 4:3 format when showing widescreen commercials. The setting does not work on the new tuner, so you have to switch your set back to 4:3 after each commercial to eliminate distortion. 17 December 2013
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