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.

Accessories Included
1x HDMI cable, 1x Ethernet cable
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
Model name / number
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

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Receiver Only had it two months... not the cheapest, but overall a good little receiver, with lots of free channels & good picture quality. 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product at a good price The Humax was easy to plug in and configure; it looked for all available freesat channels and saved them. The tv guide function is straightforward and a fast and easy way to see what's on. There also is the possibility to "switch mode" for non-freesat channels, where I could find TV5 world in French, and many other channels. I have not tried the recording function yet; the fact the drive is not integrated makes the Humax smaller and more affordable without sacrificing a potentially important function, as an external hard drive is easily connected via USB. 06 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Value John Lewis were as good as usual and this box a vast improvement on our previous Humax box. Which gave up the ghost after 6 years, (not so good) This one set itself up really, which is just as well, we were dreading it. It is much smaller with more features than our first box. Let's hope it does more than 6 years. 21 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by It does what it says... Installation was easy and instructions clear. Well worth the money and (so far) very good. 16 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Humax HB-1000S A great little box. So easy to connect to my old Sky dish. Very good picture quality. The EGP is very clear and easy to use. I like the ability to set a reminder for a programme in the future. I connected an old 250Gb disk to the USB socket and it records beautifully although you can only play back on that particular box. All in all an excellent purchase. 31 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the job Good product, only problem is it leaves you with an extra remote. Suspect there is some way of making it universal but not worked it out yet. 03 March 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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