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
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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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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)
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Humax HDR-1000S Freetime Smart 1TB Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder 3.8 5 35 35
Excellent alternative to subscription tv We were paying extortionate sums every month for a tv subscription service that we didn't even use that much. Freesat, and in particular the Humax HDR-1000S, offers an excellent low cost alternative. The box is very easy to use and the seamless integration of on-demand services makes BBC I-player a joy to use. I like the fact that the box comes with all the cables that you are likely to need to connect it to your tv and router. The expansive 1GB hard drive is going to be pretty difficult to fill. Any thing I don't like? The remote is a bit cheap looking and the markings on some of the buttons are a bit small for us oldies with declining eye site. In summary - an excellent well made recording freesat box made by Humax who are one of the better manufacturers of this type of product. 19 August 2014
Humax HDR-1000s - happy customer I decided to switch from Sky a while ago for all the usual reasons and after talking to several friends and colleagues the Humax range was recommended. After connecting up with 3 weeks left on my Sky contract I felt the need to reconnect disappeared as the range of programming met my needs. I concede there isn't a huge range of channels a la Sky but I never struggle to find something to watch. The PVR is great and the software very user friendly and intuitive - for example a program I set to record switched channels and the set flawlessly recorded the program on the other channel without issue. The range of HD channels is limited but at no point have I watched a SD channel and felt cheated. The on-demand works without issue and overall I'm pleased with the device. The only way it could be better would be if it incorporated a streaming service like Netflix. If asked I would recommend the product but say you will get a reduced channel choice but not necessarily a vast reduction in programming quality 14 August 2014
Highly recommended I bought this primarily because I (a) was replacing Sky, (b) wanted 'catch up' TV (iPlayer etc) and (c) have a CRT TV - not a flat screen. In terms of replacing Sky - it does everything the Sky+ box did (and with a better interface), except, obviously, the full range of Sky channels. Not a problem as we seldom watched the Sky-only channels, and we're saving £27/month. Catch up TV on the Humax is very easy to access. Picture quality isn't as good as live, but is perfectly acceptable. I use Devolo mains LAN sockets. Linking via a SCART lead to the TV is great. It just works. Setup took a few attempts as it stalled. Unplugging the Humax box, counting to 10, trying again fixed it. One annoying thing is that you can't alter the order the channels are listed in the TV guide. For some reason 101 = BBC1 (standard definition), 102 = BBC High definition. BBC2 standard definition is further down the list. You can view the HD channels on the CRT TV just fine, but I THINK that when recording, if you record the HD version of a channel, it would take up twice the space on the HDD that recoding the SD channel would. Hence, being able to re-order the channels would be a help. The channel logos in the TV guide are small and not very legible. Startup time is around 40 seconds. If that's too long you'll just have to start it up 39 seconds earlier ! ;) 20 June 2014
Up dating my Humax box Easy set up works well on line, The Electronic Program Guide not as cleat as the old version. But excellent machine. 30 May 2014
Compact and multi functional Easy to install using my old sky dish. No additional setup required. Lots of functionality. Many yet to be explored. Easy to use from the remote. This product does exactly what I required. I would recommend it highly. John Lewis staff gave me all the information that I needed to make my decision. 28 May 2014
Excellent quality product This is very easy to use, which is important for a non-technical person like myself. The picture and sound quality of recordings is exceptional, this is a quality product. It's also very useful to be able to watch catch up television using the remote control. The capacity for recording is vast as it has a 1 TB harddrive Would definitely recommend this product. 01 May 2014
Humax HDR-1000S Disappointing. Slow to start up, doesn't do what it says on the box - or in this case the included manual. 01 April 2014
A 'young' product but very good Having just replaced a Victorian (!) Freesat decoder with this, it's like a whole new world! It is trying to be just about all things to all men, so it is unreasonable to expect it to excel in all areas. My overall impression is that it's a new product from a new Company - it's about 95% of the way there but there are some wrinkles still to be ironed out. PLUS POINTS Fairly easy to set up with one issue (see below) Quick boot-up 1TB of storage (well worth the extra money) Reasonably intuitive Freetime menu for all available channels Main HD channels available Fast response times 2 x USB ports (1 rear, one front) for external HDD / whatever Can record entire series if required Will record next showing of a programme / movie if conflict arises - very useful! MINUS POINTS Has crashed a couple of times - just unplugged the power lead and it was OK again. No instructions anywhere on how to set up or even where to find network file sharing (with PC's on home network) File sharing cranky and un-useable really, which was a disappointment. I have dumped all my media onto a USB HDD and access it from there. USB HDD storage reliable but no media library-style menus - just have to dig for the files you want. Cannot create play lists from external USB storage TV listings not as useful as Freeview - no day listing at top, have to scroll through all hours to get there. Available channels slightly restrictive but good enough for us! No Dave, though, which is a minus. Verdict: Well pleased overall but, as with just about all electronics these days, released onto the market before it was quite ready. Software updates should put this right as time goes on. Would recommend. 10 January 2014
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