Rated 5 out of 5áby scrumpy 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 5áby KiwiMoonrakers 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 5áby Vix2402 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 5áby Kirkus 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 5áby WalterNS 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 5áby davidjohn Better than a sky box
Very easy to set up and operate. Picture quality is excellent.
22 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby TimJo 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 5áby jswarbri Superb alternative to Sky
Bought this when I "cut the cord" and cancelled my ú90 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