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
Model name / number
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
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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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 4.3 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the business - but pity about the wi-fi I bought this to replace a 2nd Virgin box in an infrequently used room, and it provides me with all the channels I need. Set up was straightforward, the picture is excellent, and the facility which prompts you to optionally switch to an HD channel, if available, is a nice feature. In fact, just about every feature found on the old Virgin box, plus others.. So why only 4 stars? Well, despite having superfast braodband (150 mbps) and a reliable new router, it wouldn't keep a stable connection on 'Catch-up', resulting in frequent re-booting of the box, constantly re-entering the wi-fi password, and a lot of bad language. Eventually, in a light-bulb moment, I moved the router from the main room, connected it to the recently vacated Virgin outlet, and 'hard-wired' it via an Ethernet cable into the Humax box. Result, uninterrupted Catch-up and a placated wife. Fortunately, the computers in the main room still run at about 130 mbps (10 x the speed I need anyway), and the Samsung Smart TV still runs smoothly. Not everyone will have a spare cable outlet on hand, and for such a good performer, the built-in wi-fi really lets it down. 08 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HumaxHDR1010S Just purchased from JL Chester and about to start the set-up. Reviews already online helpful in making up my mind. Shame about the white casing though.Sky will be a thing of the past soon and the costs that go with it. The Humax will be paid for in four months based on my current - old - costs with Sky. Any problems and I shall be back! 12 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WOW Thought long and hard about replacing my Sky box - didn't want to loose useful features. However, the saving of over £20 per month finally decided me. In just one year this box will be paid for. Ordered Saturday arrived Monday on standard delivery. I left it in the box until I had some free time as I was sure it was going to take ages to set up. Wrong! Just unscrewed the cables from the back of the Sky box and attached them to the Freesat box. Took the HDMI out of the Sky box and plugged it into the Freesat box. Connected the power supply and switched on the TV. Put the batteries in the remote and followed the on screen directions. It connected to my Wifi without any problem and was up and working straight away. I love it. I find it much easier to navigate than Sky. So glad I made the change and it has everything I want and more. Can also connect a USB hard for viewing your photos, videos etc 03 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant service and product Ordered product over the phone, easy and friendly service. Got home took old sky box out and replaced with new freetime and worked straight away. Brilliant product and excellent service at John Lewis Kingston. Thank you. 22 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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