Humax HDR-1000S Freetime Smart 500GB Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder

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The Humax HDR-1000S Freetime 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, 4oD 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, 4oD, Demand 5 and ITV Player the Humax HDR-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.

  • The huge built-in 500GB hard drive allows you to record 125 hours of HD and 300 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.

  • Easy to set up. Just connect to your TV aerial and broadband connection via Ethernet and go. There’s even an HDMI cable included so you’re ready to go straight out of the box.

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
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 2.0Ethernet (RJ-45)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saves a fortune in monthly payments! I was so fed up with high monthly Sky or BT payments I purchased this, it's great plugs into our old satalite dish , records, rewinds really easy ! 03 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saved from SKY I have been with SKY for 9 years and finally took the plunge to stop paying and go for something contract free. I was extremely hesitant but hand on heart can say this was the best decision I have made. Picture and sound quality are the same if not better on this box. The smartphone app works wonderful as well, the only comment is that the remote does feels a little on the cheap for build quality but considering how much money I am now saving who cares. Recording & viewing far better than Sky in all honesty and far more user friendly. If you are a Sky prisoner and considering leaving this is the right choice. 22 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ITV PLAYER Very good product except that although Humax shows ITV player is available it is not available in Perthshire. This should be made clear in the literature.Spoke with ITV wh oconfirmed this 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Humax HDR-1000S Freetime Smart 500GB Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder I can't speak too highly of the Humax HDR-1000S Freetime Smart 500GB Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder. I wish I had bought it years ago. It does everything the Sky box did and seems to be better quality build too. No more monthly payments to Sky and Mr Murdoch. It has to be a win-win situation al round 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A good buy I am very pleased with the recorder. It works well, does what it says and looks neat and attractive. However, I found the instruction book leaves out any directions about switching over to the satellite recorder. A very helpful John Lewis technical advisor gave me concise directions over the 'phone, but why do all these technical booklets fail to understand that some of us need some very basic knowledge before we can get started ? Otherwise a great product 05 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VG - shame about the handbook I wanted to break the hold that MurdoVision has on my household TV and the FreeSat system was recommended. JL were full of praise for the Humax system and they also arranged the installation (excellent). Overall the picture and sound quality is first rate but volume is best controlled by the TV remote rather than the plasticy Humax control. The only negative is the rather amateurish handbook which completely misses out the function and description of two important keys (top left). 26 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pleased to have a recorder again! Bought to replace another make of recorder which had only lasted 3 years. Found it easy to connect to TV and am still discovering what the recorder will do. It is good to be able to connect to iplayer. Comments I read before I bought it, like the time it takes to power up and the difference in Volumes when the power saver cuts in are annoying but otherwise an excellent and I hope, reliable product 16 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alternative to Sky Very easy to record, similar to sky in many ways. Excellent picture quality. The only drawback is that it takes about 20 seconds to start up from "cold" which can seem like ages. 12 September 2014
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