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HDR1000S 500GB

HUMAX
HDR1000S 500GB
freesat+ G2 Box 500GB Hard Drive PVR

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
  • As well as receiving subscription-free broadcasts through a satellite dish, this Freesat unit has nifty features like recording two channels at once or pausing live TV.
  • The bigger the hard disk (HDD), the more recordings you can save. 500GB will store about 250 hours standard def or 125 hours of HD video. For audio, that's 5000 CDs compressed or 625 at full quality.
  • This product can connect you to online video services that let you watch your favourite shows whenever you like, such as BBC iPlayer, for example.
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  • Catch up on your favourite BBC TV and/or radio programmes using BBC iPlayer with this device.
  • USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
As well as receiving subscription-free broadcasts through a satellite dish, this Freesat unit has nifty features like recording two channels at once or pausing live TV.
The bigger the hard disk (HDD), the more recordings you can save. 500GB will store about 250 hours standard def or 125 hours of HD video. For audio, that's 5000 CDs compressed or 625 at full quality.
This product can connect you to online video services that let you watch your favourite shows whenever you like, such as BBC iPlayer, for example.
Catch up on your favourite BBC TV and/or radio programmes using BBC iPlayer with this device.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*


* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase.
T&Cs apply.

"The HDR-1000S is the best Freesat box we've tested. It's a pleasure to use, and picture and sound rule supreme." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, 5-star review, tested at £280.

G2 VERSION NOW BOASTING FREESAT+HD WITH FREETIME


Freetime is the smart new TV guide from Freesat, that gives you Roll Back TV Guide to watch shows you've missed from the past 7 days on 26 channels. With Showcase, you'll never be stuck for what to watch with daily programme recommendations. Watch when it suits you with the UK's favourite On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, ITV Player*, 4oD, Demand 5, as well as YouTube, BBC News, BBC Sport, and Curzon Home Cinema.

ALL THE BENEFITS OF FREESAT+HD

Freesat+HD gives you over 200 channels, with 11 in stunning HD. You can use an existing satellite dish to receive Freesat. With up to 5 times the picture detail, HD TV images offer stunning realism. The built-in Hard Drive means you can record your favourite programmes. Twin TV tuners mean that you can record 2 channels at the same time or watch one program whilst recording another. (Dual LNB satellite feed required, ask about installation).

500GB EQUALS 250 HOURS OF STORED TV

With a hefty 500GB hard drive built-in, the HDR-1000S can store 250 hours of standard TV recordings or 125 hours of HD TV, making it ideal for storing and watching your favourite shows again - even if it's too late for catch-up TV.

USB AND OPTIONAL WI-FI

With the USB port you can connect a media player or external hard drive and watch stored video on your TV. By using a separately available dongle you can also connect to your network hub via wi-fi (an Ethernet connection is standard).

CONNECT UP WITH A FULL HOME CINEMA SYSTEM

The Humax HDR-1000S comes with a wide range of connections, making it ideal to connect up to a full home cinema system. In addition to the HDMI, SCART and Ethernet connections, the box comes with both optical and RCA phono audio outputs. This lets you connect up pretty much any hi-fi or home cinema system for high definition sound to match the picture.

Now with 'free time' flexibility, subscription-free, dish TV has never been so tempting.

* ITV Player is available in England, Wales and The Channel Islands.

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Picture
Picture Features
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Freeview
Does the box feature Freeview? This lets you receive digital TV channels.
No
Freeview HD
Does it feature Freeview HD? This lets you receive High Definition (HD) TV stations via your standard Freeview TV aerial.
No
Freesat HD
Does the box feature have Freesat HD - Freesat HD allows free access to satellite channels in HD (High Def).
Yes
Freeview +
Does it feature Freeview+? This offers a built-in hard drive that not only lets you record Freeview programmes but also pause and rewind live TV.
No
Freesat +
Does the box feature Freesat+ - Freesat+ allows you to pause, record and rewind live TV.
Yes
Hard Disc Size
The higher the figure the greater the amount of programmes that can be held on disc.
500GB
YouView
Does the box feature YouView? YouView gives you the best of both worlds by offering free to view digital HDTV and a wide range of catch-up TV services
No
Freetime
Does the TV feature Freetime? Freetime lets you effortlessly scroll back through the TV listings and watch programmes from major TV catch-up services.
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Does it feature an HDMI output? The highest quality of digital output to TV or AV amp.
Yes
Component
Is a component output fitted? Highest quality analogue output which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted.
No
SCART
Number of Scart sockets included.
1
Audio Output
Does it have an audio only output? Allows sound to be outputted through an amplifier via mini jack or phono.
Yes
Optical Output
Does the player have an optical digital output? This is to to used for connection to a home cinema system.
Yes
Coaxial Output
Does the player have a coaxial digital output? This is to be used for conenction to a home cinema system.
No
Networking
Networking Features
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DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
No
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Optional
Web Applications
Access to web applications or apps such as YouTube.
Yes
BBC iPlayer
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Yes
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
<0.5
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
48
Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
No
General
General Features
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Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
352 x 238 x 55
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in KG.
1.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5áby 67 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 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 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 easy setup plugged right in to replace my sky box (and subscription) . 16 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 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 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 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
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