Rated 4.7 out of 5áby 67
Rated 5 out of 5áby Elhombre Always good service
I've not plugged the unit in yet as I'm moving but as always dealing with Richer Sounds was a pleasure, I been using them for years in several different shops. From the telephone call to having a quick demo of the unit in the shop the staff are always knowledgable and helpful, 1st rate.
30 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Geeze The second one I've bought
This is the second box I've bought and I still can't find a fault with it. When you appreciate what it does I think it offers solid value for money. The picture quality is excellent and the functionality is spot on. A very well laid out remote with an intuitive interface with the box and it's functions. Catch up TV is available with a wired internet connection, this streams very well and again picture quality is quite high without lag or buffering. The option to record TV is an added bonus and I've not managed to yet fill the hard drive up (500Gig is more than enough). Play back is again excellent and picture quality in HD is spot on. The selection of channels is very wide and the TV guide interface is very easy to use and navigate. I had to shop about for one of these as it looks as though they are soon to be end of line, if I need a replacement there better be a solid replacement from Humax!!
02 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Michael57 Worked out of the box! Great piece of kit
I moved into a flat that had been connected for Sky but having previously been a customer I didn't want to get in to the monthly payments for things I never watched. I researched and decided Freesat+ was the sensible alternative and that this Humax box was the right piece of kit. I called in at my local store in Romford and fortunately they had one in stock (It's getting harder to find - maybe it's being phased out in favour of the more expensive 1Tb and wifi options, which I decided I didn't need as the box will be next to the broadband.).
The kit was extremely straightforward to set up and gives excellent picture, especially HD, on my Richer-bought Samsung TV.
Two downsides - the box doesn't come with the two satellite connector leads you need and they don't sell them instore at Richer Sounds, so I had to go to Maplin and pay another ú12 to connect it - as a result I've only given it four stars.; secondly, Freesat doesn't have Dave so you need to keep Freeview as well!
23 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby zzjohn27 easy setup
plugged right in to replace my sky box (and subscription) .
16 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MikeCoggins Best free time box on the market
Sadly my previous box died outside of warranty from a system sata controller failure. With the prospect of an uneconomic repair the sensible way forward was to start over.
Richer sounds has great service and availability of product coupled with really good service and a cost effective extended warranty so no problems sorting a replacement same day.
I went for the 500gb box as I really didn't use anything like the full capacity of the 1tb box it replaced. Functionally there is no difference and I'm hoping based on reliability of my other humax products the early failure of my previous box was just a glitch.
15 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Monkey2 best all round
Surprised at how easy it was to set up. Looks good and seems to have every feature I can think of, and probably a few more.
13 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ChrisHow Great price for a decent set top box
After binning Sky recently and researching options I decided on Freesat over Freeview. The Humax HDR1000s generally came top of most reviews and so the decision was entirely cost-based. Unfortunately for RS, at the time of ordering, Tesco had a voucher to bring the price below all competition.
They did however, fail to deliver and so I had to turn elsewhere and so came back to RS to buy one.
RS price guarantee kicked in (ú0.45 more expensive but a promise is a promise) and so I got one with a free 5 year warranty thrown in. I wasted a week when I should have known better and come to RS in the first place.
If you are looking for a Freesat recorder then you won't go wrong with this unit. A breeze to set up - literally minutes, and great picture. Responsive in operation and with all the features you'll need for viewing, recording and catch-up TV so that Sky won't be missed.
30 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby bigken68 Very pleased so far.
Have been very pleased so far with the Humax HDR1000S 500GB PVR.
I'm still getting used to it but everything seems to be fine so far. Only anomaly I've noticed is with my recordings - I sometime find that programmes have been recorded which I didn't request. Not sure how that is happening - maybe I'm doing something that I shouldn't be doing. Will keep tabs on that to see what's causing it. Other than than that, thanks for supplying me with such a super machine.
26 May 2015