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Humax HDR-1010S 1TB (1000GB) HD TV Freesat Recorder with Free Time and Wifi (requires Satellite dish)
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- 1000GB Hard Drive Disc up to 600 hours recording time
- Freesat HD with over 150 channels TV &RADIO
guide with 7 Day Catch up TV
- Record, pause and rewind live TV
- Humax TV Portal and Home Networking, with built-in Wi-Fi
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Remote Control unit with two batteries
Top Customer Reviews
My doubts were gradually dispelled and I bought this receiver.
And the results?
Mainstream HD and SD channels? Off the same satellite feed and cables, with a simple swap over, the picture is at least as good and possibly better.
Recording programs or series? Easier than Sky and works brilliantly.
On Demand? iPlayer, ITV and 4OD and YouTube all built into the box. It took 30 seconds on initial installation to find our wifi network and enter the password. Pause a few seconds and perfect connection. And, unlike the Sky alternative, it always finds the network at switch-on, no need for continual resets.
Showcase? The series of programs being brought to your attention are useful too.
The apps? For my iPhone and iPad, the ability to browse current programs and select one to watch "now" or to select for recording could not be simpler. And the pretty way that a selected channel slides up to the current viewing panel as the channel changes is flawless. This is about as good an example of integrating apps to a device as I have seen - Sky is left trailing in its wake.
Overall? After a few weeks I look back on Sky as an expensive diversion, and i just love using this device.
Qualitatively and operationally this is how Satellite viewing should be.
The set-up was easy - just unplugged the satellite cables from the sky+ box, screwed them into the Humax, connected the HDMI to the TV, and it was off and running. The Onscreen guide (EPG) is almost as easy to use as the Sky and easily learnt without poring over manuals - my wife has no complaints - which is a reasonable benchmark for user friendliness. Great picture quality and huge storage capacity.
The wi-fi built-in makes it likely that Netflix et al will not be long in arriving. The on demand services already available include 4OD and 5, as well as iPlayer and itvplayer. YouTube is surprisingly crisp, DVD quality with no interruptions and this is with a broadband speed of about 2-3 Mb/s.
As for the heavy initial outlay, this will pay for itself in 10 months. No major gripes - it's had some firmware upgrades which presumably ironed out earlier problems picked up by reviewers and of course the ondemand service has expanded as promised. Slightly irked that the remote can't be reprogrammed to control the TV although there are universal remotes I suppose.
Straight away you have all the catch up services from the 5 main terrestrial channels (BBC i-player etc) and a multitude of channels. The various EPG on-screen displays are all very clear, though the programme information can be a little small on smaller tv. The Menus are all very clear and easily accessed via the remote and all very well thought out, so there is little need for the manual as it is very intuitive. Any options are asked only when needed.
The unit is white, which I dislike, and the shape is like a set of body fat index scales - which I also dislike. Leave it lying on the floor and someone is sure to try and weight themselves on it. But once over this, there is really no complaints.
It's fairly silent in operation, however the remote does have rather loud clickey buttons - This is reserved only for the buttons you's use the most - not sure why, as the rest are the usual quiet type. You won't notice it as a user, but if you channel hop, anyone else in the room will! Some people have pointed out the rather slow boot time (about 15 seconds), but I don't think it's really that bad - but don't press the on button twice as it'll just turn off again.Read more ›
Used the internal WIFI and it streams without any problems (my router is 4m away behind another wall), some internet reviews criticised the built in WIFI as not very good but the manual does say best results are achieved using a wired connection, if your signal is strong and close it should be ok. Only criticism is the "you tube" APP always displays a flashing "loading" while playing clips, not sure whats causing it?
The recording function, I have done a few test records on 5 programs 4 worked well but 1 started recording only for the last 45mins on the film!? So some more test runs needed before that bit is signed off (hence the 4 stars!)! The live TV pause/record/rewind works well as well.
Some reviews have criticised the mechanical clicking with the remote control, its ok and does not annoy me, but I guess if you get annoyed easily by life it might bug you!
As for the build quality cant comment yet, but you have a full 2 years warranty with it, so hopefully that will cover everything.
All in all a great box...so far!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hard drive has packed up after only 3 years and willa no longerone record. It's also deleted all previous recordings. Very poor for a unit costing this much. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JaneP
Failed to switch on after just over two years use and of course just out of guarantee!
Seems that I am having the same experience as a number of other Humax users. Read more
A great machine very impressed with it does exactly what it says in the brochure . The only drawback is you cant link an external hard drive to increase its capacity.Published 7 months ago by Margaret A.
Superb bit of kit!
I love the you view feature to go backwards in time so to speak
Have had Humax HDR-1010s box for 9 months good product no complaintsPublished 11 months ago by Arwel