Humax HDR-2000T Smart 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder

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With Freeview HD, BBC iPlayer and easy recording, the Humax HDR-2000T makes sure that you won’t miss your favourite programmes again.

500GB hard drive
The generous hard drive lets you record around 125 hours of HD TV (300 SD) so you can save more of the action without deleting anything.

Electronic programme guide
With an eight day EPG you can keep track of what programmes are coming up. Best of all you can choose what to record straight from the menu.

Twin tuners
This set top box features two separate tuners so you can record two programmes at the same time. Viewing one channel while recording another is possible too.

Get online
Connect via Ethernet or the wireless dongle (available separately) and you can enjoy video from YouTube, catch-up TV courtesy of BBC iPlayer and streaming internet radio.

USB playback
Enjoy photos, videos and MP3s from your USB devices. Just plug and play.

HDMI cable.

Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
H5 x W32 x D24cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - Optional dongle / Ethernet
Model name / number
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
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Humax HDR-2000T Smart 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder 3.6 5 11 11
Not bad but not great Being used to Virgin Media's Tivo, this is a big step down, But I am getting used to it. The main negative point is that where you have a menu within a menu, it is near impossible to see the options. The search feature is useful, and I would have returned it without this feature. I do like that the optical out does output in dolby surround. 14 March 2014
J Lewis Guarantee Bought this Humax from J Lewis because of their 2 year guarantee. Found that Item already has 2 year guarantee from manufacturer So JL are not giving you anything more than your local stores.. 12 March 2014
Has some serious faults... We made good use of other people's reviews (largely positive) before buying this PVR so hope the following also helps someone. 1. During a very frustrating set-up of the PVR we found several instances where the colours of the buttons to press on the remote control were wrong in the manual . . 2. We then found that if a program was put on “Pause”, on restart the sound dropped out for up to seven seconds. This was eventually fixed by Humax support telling us how to do a lengthy manual retune 3. For some reason fast forward and fast back do not work on radio recordings - as it did on our old Humax PVR. 4. Internet access does not work: Since this was the main reason we bought this model, we were very disappointed with this. Firstly we cannot connect to our wifi without a Humax dongle which we have to buy separately Secondly, we tried instead to connect the PVR direct to router via an Ethernet cable; but Humax software does not allow passwords of over 8 characters in length!! We cannot change our 13 character password issued by our ISP. This means it is not worth us buying a dongle since it will be thwarted by the same software limitation. Humax support knows this is a big problem but does not know when this will be fixed... 5. We discovered at the weekend that the 2000T cannot record BBC4 HD giving the report “Recording failed: no signal”. Our Panasonic TV gets good HD signal strength and after taking us through various tests Digital UK has advised us today that this is definitely a Humax problem.... 20 January 2014
Another good box from humax Ordered from website and picked up from local Waitrose two days later. Very pleased with this. It's much smaller than my previous Humax recorder and although it does take a lot longer to spring to life when you hit the on button, the tuning and setting up the tv portal were easy as expected and there's lots more to it (iplayer. youtube, apps, HD, twin tuner etc) Great price from JL too. 15 January 2014
Another great humax recorder Probably one of the best recorders out there. Easy to set up and use. 01 January 2014
Not up to scratch Good if all you want is to record/playback. TV Portal is hopeless. The instructions in the User's manual for this just do not work and I am computer literate. 31 December 2013
Not without its problems Bought to replace a previous Humax PVR which was not HD. Delighted with the picture and sound quality on HD but setting it up was difficult. We have a Samsung HD TV and a Panasonic sound system connected by an HDMI cable into the ARC HDMI port on the TV. This set up worked perfectly with old box but not at all with the new Humax box. Since the box needs to be on to get a signal on the TV, I experienced the weird sensation of seeing the picture of the channel selected on the TV but hearing the sound of the channel selected on the Humax box. Finally resolved by purchasing 2 optical audio cables and connecting the Humax to the sound system aux port and adding the second cable to connect the TV port to the optical port on the Samsung TV, in addition to the HDMI cable. It works but requires a lot more switching around with various remotes....hence 4 not 5 stars. I am still not sure I 100% understand it all. The Humax helpline was pleasant but ineffective. 21 December 2013
User friendly recorder I needed a recorder which could record two programmes simultaneously. Having no technical knowledge I chose a make which I had seen at a friend's house and my son installed it. It was only a matter of moments before I was quite happily recording,programming, cancelling and viewing. This is a really user friendly device and provides everything I need. 17 December 2013
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