Humax HDR-1010S Freetime Smart 1TB Wi-Fi Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder, White

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The Humax HDR-1010S recorder changes the way you enjoy freesat. Enjoy hundreds of channels, many in stunning HD, as well as on-demand services like BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and ITV Player. The HDR-1010S 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, and even record two channels at the same time - no more timetable clashes!

Along with built-in Wi-Fi (and Ethernet), the HDR-1010S is able to connect quickly and easily to your home network from just about anywhere in the house.

Key benefits:


  • Combining freesat HD, BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Demand 5 and ITV Player the Humax HDR-1010S 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 1TB hard drive allows you to record 250 hours of HD and 600 hours of SD content (250 hours of HD). 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.


  • Smart Recording allows you to record an entire series at the touch of a button, and even detects potential timetable clashes. Best of all, it suggest alternative recording times.


  • The HDR-1010S 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 hook the HDR-1010S up to your broadband connection via Ethernet or Wi-Fi 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 - Wi-Fi / Ethernet
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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
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 HDR-1010S Freetime Smart 1TB Wi-Fi Freesat+ HD Digital TV Recorder, White 4.3 5 31 31
unit not scanning for wifi I have one at home which works very well but gave one as a christmas present to my parents. This one is stuck on step one. It does not scan for wifi so we are unable to progress with installation. My parents have a strong wifi signal so we don't know what to do next. No advice available in the booklet or on line as to how to overcome this?1 15 December 2014
Very Impressed Easy to set up! Thanks to the helpful and knowledgeable staff in John Lewis. They explained every step. Only got this on December 8th,2014 but set up and working within an hour of getting it home. very pleased with purchase would reccomend 11 December 2014
Happy after 6 months use. Easy to use. No problems with picture or sound quality. At least as good as the SKY box for my purposes. It does, rarely, not record the programme that I wanted, but all satellite boxes I have had suffered from that problem. Recommended. 20 November 2014
humax freesat hd recorder. No more sky.long story so bought this humax and it is great. Not all the channels but we can live with it. Love the white box as miles better than a boring black box. Very happy and no monthly fee!. Thanks humax and John lewis. X 10 September 2014
Faulty!! Be careful this has a lot of flaws Purchased this at easter to replace SKY, I now wish we didn't bother! I do think if the box worked it would be very good however I have had issue after issue with it and don't seem to be getting anywhere. It has used up ALOT of my partner's time and myself. I will not be purchasing a Humax again. We haven't seemed to resolved the issues with the box and very frustrating. Beware! 31 August 2014
Good product BUT bad points I have purchased 2 of these units. You may ask, why buy 2 if this is so bad product? Well the reason is as follows: Good points: These units have a good user interface and it is easy to program. Above all, the picture quality is extremely good for HD. In addition the interface with the iPhone and iTube seems very good. Bad points: However, the big disappointment is with respect to the USB interface. I have a lot of home videos and I expected to be able to use a hard drive and be able to play these via the HUMAX. *.AVI files do not seem to play on the unit as it seems there is no codec for it. In addition, HD videos that play on the unit, after few minutes you notice a very bad voice distortion. Playing the videos via a computer, do not show any voice degradation at all. Then I did call customer service and asked why some of these basic formats have problem with the unit and I was told that if I need to watch my videos should use a computer!!! The same problem happens when you try to play videos via a DLNA server? This is a good product but I feel not finished and does not allow you to use its capabilities to its full. This is the reason I have given it only 2 stars. 24 August 2014
Great Freesat recorder Very easy to use, great picture quality, very easy to use 19 August 2014
Recording made easy I bought this product to replace a Foxsat and DVD recorder. It virtually installed itself and is unbelievably easy to use. Setting up and playing recordings just could not be more straightforward - I don't know why I didn't switch sooner. 13 August 2014
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