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HDR1100S 500GB

HUMAX
HDR1100S 500GB
Black Freesat+ Freetime Box 500GB Hard Drive PVR

  • 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.
  • Twin tuners unlock all sorts of clever tricks for TV fans. You can record one channel whilst watching another, or even record two channels at once.
  • 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.
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
  • 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.
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.
Twin tuners unlock all sorts of clever tricks for TV fans. You can record one channel whilst watching another, or even record two channels at once.
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.
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
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.

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

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£189

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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 (Subject to availability. 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.
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"Short of a subscription service, we can't imagine why you'd want for anything else." 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'. 5-star review. 500GB tested at £190, 1TB tested at £220.

Freetime for your time

Freetime is the smart TV guide from Freesat that gives you a Roll Back TV Guide to watch shows you've missed from the past seven days. Now you can watch all the UK's favourite On Demand players when it suits you and not the programmers. BBC iPlayer, ITV Player*, 4oD, Demand 5, as well as YouTube, BBC News, BBC Sport, and Curzon Home Cinema are all included in the Roll Back TV service.

Simple to connect
Connecting up the HDR1100S is easy. Simply connect to your TV in the normal way via HDMI. Then connect to your home network using either the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet (requires broadband Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps).

Freesat HD - subscription-free satellite TV
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 five 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 let you record two channels at the same time or watch one program while recording another. (Dual LNB satellite feed required, ask about installation).

Record, pause and rewind live TV
Featuring a built-in 500GB hard drive, it's easy to record, pause and rewind live TV. The high capacity storage now holds up to 300 hours of standard TV or 125 hours of HDTV - enough to be able to catch up on all your favourite TV even after a long break away. With the pause and rewind function, interruptions from phone calls are no longer an issue - simply pause the live TV and resume when you're free again.

Remote programming and recording via app
Available for Apple iOS, Android and now Kindle Fire devices, the dedicated Freesat app lets you take control of programming and recording for your Humax box, wherever you are! Once paired with your device you can remotely select which programmes you want to record and, with a display that replicates the TV menu, it's easy to programme - especially on a tablet.

Save a fortune on expensive TV subscriptions and join the Freetime revolution with the Humax HDR-1100S.

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

Click here for link to our blog review

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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
Freeview Play
Does the box feature Freeview Play? Freeview Play gives you the best of both worlds by offering free to view digital HDTV and a wide range of catch-up TV services
No
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.
No
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.
Yes
Web Applications
Access to web applications or apps such as YouTube.
No
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.
280 x 200 x 48
Weight
Weight of unit,unboxed, in KG.
1
HUMAX HDR1100S 500GB is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good alternative to Sky. Having been with Sky for 30 years, putting up with their constant price increases and only watching normal channels, I decided to bite the bullet.The picture is comparable to Sky, but ease of use is not. For me it's taking a bit of getting used to, but I'll get there. Main disapointment is that I've been used to on demand being automatically saved as a recording, so I can watch at my convenience. With this box, you have to watch it as it's streaming. That's ok if it's still available when you choose to view. Also I cannot understand why the status led light is situated under the box where you can't see it. I got over this by making a 45 degree reflective prism underneath so I can see it from my armchair. Other than this, it's a good replacement for Sky.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy set up Could do with a better booklet for use All controls easy to use Just slow starting up when switched on
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A plasticy package - easy to use for the simple stuff but guide is lacking some useful bits. I bought this when our Humax Foxsat HDR packed up after 7 years of reliable & impressive use. My rating is in comparison with a sturdy, sat-box that I had grown familiar with. For the first few years, Humax automatically upgraded the operating system, including iplayer but didn't enable it to cope with BBC iplayer when it changed its system. This box works well with BBCiplayer but I haven't managed to watch anything more than 1 week old from ITV iplayer - don't know why. I managed to copy from the old hard-drive onto usb (FAT32 formatted) using Opt+ key and transfer to my PC - and can now play these old recordings on this box. Took a lot of searching - didn't find any guidance in booklet or on the downloadable user guide - but its possible under 'Humax' from the Home key. I'm not impressed with the front panel display - I would like front lights to distinguish standby/awake & to show if recording - usb shouldn't be removed if on or recording!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted. Same price as Amazon. I picked it up in shop. Checked all cables were in place.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Got a box for Christmas, set up on Boxing Day, very simple to do and everything so far is great, had the previous humax freesat hd box for over 8 years, never had any trouble whatsoever, so decided to get the latest model, great piece of equipment, would definitely recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It gets better! All you ex Sky+ box users, be patient; this box and its controls are very much different than what you are used to. Give it time and you will appreciate the differences, even the number of key depressions needed to achieve an outcome (this actually gives you far more versatility). Although you cannot reorganise your favourites into your own order, you will soon get used to where everything is. The bonus is that the interface is actually better than Sky's and the picture quality is noticeably better. There is nothing wrong with the remote, as some people claim, it is fine. And -- if you really do need Sky 1, Atlantic, Living etc, just pay £6.99 each month for NowTV.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than SKY - and cheaper too. Have been fed up of SKY's ever increasing prices, so we decided to have a FreeSat box. This one is ideal for our needs. We can record BBC Scotland whilst watching BBC England. We have all the pause and playback facilities that SKY CHARGE for. The blue light goes pinkish whilst in recording mode so you are sure the program you have selected is actually recording. Very, very easy to set up, easy to understand. A very good handset too. This will pay for itself with 9 months, and no more SKY...
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! 1100S bought to replace SKY box. Like many reviewers here decided to go the Free Sat route to avoid ever the increasing costs and little use. Box is easy to connect to dish and internet (using BT Power-line adaptors). Switched it on and followed the onscreen instructions. Works fine, easy to use, no noticeable difference in picture quality and sound seems slightly better than from SKY box. So far so good,simply does the job it says on the box with no issues. Special thank-you to Ben at Birmingham RS, who explained the kit to an ancient technophobe!
Date published: 2017-01-06
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