Humax HDR-1000S Freetime Smart 1TB Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder

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The Humax HDR-1000S recorder will unlock a whole new world of online and satellite entertainment. Enjoy hundreds of channels, many in stunning HD, as well as on-demand services like BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and ITV Player. The HDR-1000S also has a clever roll back TV guide, so tracking down those pesky missed programmes is as easy as checking what’s on next. It’ll also pause and rewind live TV, and even record two channels at the same time - no more timetable clashes!



  • Combining freesat HD, BBC iPlayer, 40D, Demand 5 and ITV Player the Humax HDR-1000S delivers hundreds of channels of viewing goodness. Complete with ean easy-to-use electronic programme guide, even setting reminders and browsing for missed programmes is a breeze.

  • The huge built-in 1TB hard drive allows you to record 250 hours of HD and 600 hours of SD content. Need to run to the kitchen? Just pause live TV, come back and carry on from where you left off. You can even rewind and relive cracking goals or dramatic moments with the push of a button.

  • Twin tuners make it possible to record two channels at the same time, or watch one while recording another. The roll back electronic programme guide even makes it easy to pull up those programmes that you forgot to record.

  • Built-in upscaling will bring your favourite standard definition channels up to date with near-HD quality.

  • The HDR-1000S has enough connectivity to join just about any AV setup. The HDMI port makes it a snap to connect to compatible sets and enjoy HD viewing, while the SCART output has older AV equipment covered. There are also two USB ports for media sharing and expansion.

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
H5.5 x W35.2 x D23.8cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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 an optional Dongle
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Number of channels
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, 1x SCART, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet (RJ-45)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 49 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Problems The Humax box I had, developed a problem and rather than come back to John Lewis I contacted Humax who were good and swapped it, unfortunately the new box has never worked reliably. It is OK about 60% of the time but when it is switched on you can never be sure whether the signal will be fine on both channels, on only 1 channel or not on either. I have been in contact with Humax for some long time now but their only solution is to unplug it, swap the cables and then do a factory reset. Whilst this works most of the time, all planned recordings are lost and have to be re-entered and I don’t consider this to be a sensible or reasonable long-term solution. Humax now seem to have problems with their own computer system, they say they are having a new server!!, such that they cannot access a record of the complaint. It is also impossible to find how to contact any senior person in the company, the only options being Customer Service(a mis-nomer) or Sales. Think carefully before buying this and if anything goes wrong come back to John Lewis don’t try going to Humax. 20 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buyer Beware! We had 18 months of happy Freesat viewing with our Human 1000s... then last November I installed the suggested latest Freesat firmware update... this caused lots of Humax users to lose On Demand services - this is well documented online. The problem still persists and after numerous phonecalls to Freesat and Humax - during which I must have done two dozen "Factory Resets" on the box - it now doesn't see it's own hard drive, so can't record or pause... or do ANYTHING other than view live TV (which my Panasonic telly does very well without the expensive paperweight underneath). This latest development happened two months out of the two year warranty - typical. Not John Lewis's fault, but given the growing number of people complaining about these boxes, perhaps JL could shake it's giant retail fist at Freesat/Humax and get them to sort the problems out. 16 April 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GOOD WHEN WORKS we have had this around 8 months but for last few months been having trouble with controller ,the unit seems unresponsive gets really infuriating changing menus etc .now looking in to the guarantee to get it fixed ..beware 12 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Humax box Have had problems with humax boxes before - this (so far) seems easy to use! 31 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it says on the tin! A good piece of kit that is simple to set up and use. 17 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic box Set up super easy with this box, hooks up to the internet to easily access catch up TV. Bit slow when you turn it on, but I'm just rather impatient. Fantastic space for recordings, a couple great HD channels available and plenty channels to always pretty much have something to watch. Even channels which aren't HD are brought up to near enough quality. The showcase feature is great as can easily scroll through great recommendations to record programmes I might have otherwise missed. Also, I use the app so if there's something I'm going to miss when out and about can set it to record from wherever I am. Very happy with my purchase so far. 22 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish we'd bought one sooner! This was bought to replace a monthly package. It was easy to set up and is easy to use. It provides all that we had in our previous package. The beauty of this is that after a total of 4 months it will have paid for itself and no more monthly bills. Recommended. 15 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Humax Freesat HDR 1000 This is the second box within 3 weeks. This device locks up a lot, have to turn off at the mains often. The remote is next to useless, often not controlling the box, it will flash but not actually function. On demand and showcase does not work, even with a software update. I am going to return this as it appears to be a waste of money. 15 February 2015
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