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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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£159.95

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5 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 5 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 5 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 5 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 5 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.
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even from the web & give you up to £100!
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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!

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"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 5†by 59 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5†by Easy Set Up. Works a Treat Purchased the Humax HDR 1000S last week. Excellent service from Richer Sounds. Good communication and arrived just as stated. First impressions are good and the installation was easy. The quality of the picture is first class and the navigation around the programmes is no problem. There are a lot of additional pages on screen to view if you want to delve into the options or need help. The remote is comprehensive but this means the buttons are small with tiny writing. However, once you have been using it for a while it will be no problem I am sure. Overall I am pleased with the purchase and saving a fortune after cancelling SKY! 19 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by First rate My second Humax box; easy to set up, intuitive to use, shame there's still so little to watch using it! 15 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5†by Easy to set up. Good picture. Not yet used all the features of this box, but so far so good. 12 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by So easy for the swap from SKY Purchased this last week after leaving SKY. Great service from the Hull shop, delivered to my door the next day. So easy to set up, plug in and go. The menu system is fairly easy to understand after a day playing with it. I prefer to record all in standard definition as you get more on the hard drive that way, and I have to agree with other reviewers who point out that SD is very close to HD on this set anyhow. It has an up-scaler built in to undertake this task. Some differences in the menu system to the way SKY works to get used to at first, but really not an issue. Such as to delete a recorded programme there is no straight forward one button push to do it, you have to go through the menu for that programme first to access delete, but these issues only take time to get used to it I feel. Only complaint the same as others, the noisy remote control, which has a loud click sound to every press of one its keys. It should maybe be looked at as an upgrade in the future by HUMAX. 09 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by GREAT PIECE OF KIT This unit does everything Sky+ does and some things better. It takes a bit of getting used to after years of using Sky but it is just as flexible for recordings and the picture quality is better on HD and, I think, better on SD programmes than Sky. The down sides are there are nowhere near as many channels as Sky but the main ones are there and you have to me a little more selective with what you view. I find the remote not very intuitive and I hate the clicking sounds made by some of the buttons. Very annoying. The up side is that after 5 months of not paying Sky the unit is paid for and then it's free viewing !! Take out the Richer Sounds 5 year warranty. At the price it's a no brainer and if you don't make a claim you get your money back (just remember to claim it at the end of the 5 years) 28 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by Better than a sky box Very easy to set up and operate. Picture quality is excellent. 22 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5†by Good product but slow to load I bought this as I had moved to a house with a satellite dish but no conventional freeview aerial, and I wanted something with only a one off cost but with the features to record to a decent sized hard disk. The box meet my expectations and needs. It has a decent sized hard disk and the record function is easy to use and navigate. Similarly the ability to pause and rewind live television is a bonus (not something I felt I needed but that I now use more than I would've imagined). However a couple of minor things take the gloss off slightly. The load time from turning the box on is quite long. There have been times where I thought I couldn't have pressed the button hard enough and then turned it straight off because off the load time. The remote is also a little larger than it needs to be and any time you press a button makes a loud click. Quite irritating if you are trying to increase or decrease the volume... Minor things really and they shouldn't detract from what is a good product. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5†by Superb alternative to Sky Bought this when I "cut the cord" and cancelled my £90 Sky subscription. Having come from Sky, this system took a bit of getting used to. The way the recordings work is a bit different to Sky. There doesn't seem to be any shortcuts with the recordings, you enter a menu and there you can select watch, delete, etc. When you delete, it doesn't ask you to confirm, it has no keep function (as equivalent to Sky). The keep option it does have relates to the automatic deletion process when the hard drive starts to get full. The picture quality is good. In fact the HD channels seem to be better quality than on Sky, however, there are less of them. This can also see my NAS box and has played every file I have thrown at it, which was a nice surprise. All in all, I am very pleased to have made the switch and the few niggles I have are not worth the extra money. 08 April 2015
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