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Humax 4K Aura 1TB (Black)

4K HDR Android TV Freeview Play Recorder 1TB Hard Drive PVR
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”Overall, this is well-designed, slick, and extremely capable Freeview Play recorder.” ’AV Forums’ – Highly Recommended.

Freeview Play makes it easy

Freeview Play takes the nation’s most popular TV platform to the next level by offering easy to access, catch-up TV. With over 70 subscription-free channels and 20,000 hours of on demand TV available, there's always something to watch on Freeview TV.

Catch-up TV
Connect the Humax to your Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and enhance your TV viewing with effortless catch-up TV. Catching up on programmes you've missed is easy - simply use the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to 'scroll' back on the last seven days TV programmes. With support for BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub*, All 4 and Demand 5, the great majority of the last seven days’ worth of TV are just a scroll away (requires broadband Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps). *ITV Hub is available in England, Wales and The Channel Islands.

Record, pause and rewind live TV
Featuring a 1TB hard drive, it's easy to record, pause and rewind live TV. The large capacity storage holds up to 500 hours of TV - enough to be able to catch up on all your favourite TV even after an extended 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.

Stream in 4K HDR
For a step-up in picture quality, the Humax Aura is also compatible with 4K HDR streaming services. Connect to your 4K HDR TV and see enhanced detail, with a more natural picture than before. 4K HDR content is available via YouTube, Amazon Prime and many other streaming services.

Android TV and Google Play
Android TV and the Google Play store give you easy access to masses of video streaming services, plus apps and games. Simply sign in with your Google account and access favourite video streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, BT Sport and many more (subscription charges may apply).

Chromecast built-in
Chromecast makes it easy to stream entertainment you love from your phone, tablet or laptop, to the TV. With a wireless link, it’s easy to sit back, relax and simply enjoy what’s on your phone, only on the big screen. (compatible devices required).

Google Assistant voice control, built-in
To access entertainment, change the volume, get answers on screen and more, just ask Google. Supplied with a voice activated remote, there’s no need for a separate Google speaker.

Smart home control
Taking voice control one-step further, Google Assistant also works in controlling a wide range of smart home devices, such as lighting, thermostats and cameras. Use voice control to set the ideal viewing environment, with the lighting and temperature just so.

Share via USB and UPnP
It’s easy to playback stored video or music, simply by plugging in a USB device. Alternatively, UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) lets you play content from your computer or NAS drive using your home network.

Easy connectivity
For an easy, top quality connection to your TV, the Aura uses HDMI. The set-top box also features an optical digital output – perfect for connecting to a home cinema system or soundbar.

For a set-top box that’s the hub of your system, switch on to the Humax Aura 1TB.
Picture Quality
HDR Formats
HDR10, HLG
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Freeview Play
Yes
Quad Core Processor
Yes
Works with
Google
Smartphone control
Yes
TV Catch Up
Freeview Play
Voice Activated TV
Yes (Google Assistant)
Connectivity
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
HDMI
1
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.1
USB
2
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Tuner
Twin Tuners
Yes (3)
Features
Hard Disc Size
1TB
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD
258 x 43 x 200
Weight
Weight (KG)
0.76
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit of kit Bought this 2 weeks ago. Easy to set up and use. Love all the functions on it. Easy to set recordings etc. Picture quality fantastic. I especially like the Aura app, which I downloaded on my phone. Now I can schedule recordings remotely from anywhere. I can also watch recordings on my phone via the app from anywhere. Excellent!
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features at a reasonable price We bought this Humax to bring us into the 22nd century as regards recording programmes. We've had the Humax one week and whilst we've struggled with the programming at times, as we are not technically mind, there's no doubt that it will become our main recording facility. Overall the Humax offers us much more than we ever need.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax's new box does the business I bought this to replace my Sky Q box. Thanks RS, I get my ROI within months! Setup was easy, it found my network first time and my NAS drive too so I can play my own stuff on it. Still getting to grips with all its features but so far everything works fine. One point of caution. If you are in an area that receives a very strong Freeview signal (more than 90%) this could block out some weaker stations. Humax tech support are most helpful if this should occur: an attenuator is the fix.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to setup Very good value, quick delivery. Very simple to set up. great picture. A very good buy.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Android TV box, some issues This is a lovely Android TV that takes a little getting used to. After a few weeks I love it. Some niggles that will hopefully be improved with updates. Had a provlem playing back 4K from USB as it locked the video, but could hear the sound. The Aura mobile app is great, but a little glitchy with sync of schedule. Sometime a TV channel shows a black screen with sound, but flicking to another channel ans back solves that. None of these issues was enough to warrant sending back as they felt like software problems that should hopefully be fixed soon.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good So far it seems fine - it does what it says on the tin. Setting up was tedious as it really struggled to download the updates that it wasn't prepared to run without - rural broadband basically, but frustrating that it constantly timed out rather than just sitting quietly getting on with it. Once up and running the iplayer etc seems to work fine. The main thing it is easy to operate, so my exceedingly technophobic other half should be able to use it on her own.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful I had previous Humax boxes without problem, but this is on a different plane.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great freeview recorder and more Bought recently to replace soon to be defunct EE TV Box and not disappointed. Easy to set up the Humax Aura and to add apps. It was also easy to register with BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, 4oD, My5 etc. It is also easy to record programmes. So far very impressed.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL ROUND RECORDER! Bought this in November as it was released to replace a Sony HDD. Excellent picture, sound and versatility for recording and apps. Easy to access all catch-up channels on main stream TV as well. Links well with TV on one remote but would advise carefully following link instructions. Ability to immediately record programme being watched or to pause live TV. Altogether an excellent machine.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recording facilities and channel range I had been looking for a recorder to expand channels/ programmes ,together with facility to have a large recording storage including the HD option..This box provides everything I need and more .Very pleased.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great fast box I purchased this model early December 2020. Excellent fast with great picture quality. Unfortunately let down by sound out put. ie wont send information to your AV Receiver to enable Dolby Pro logic II when stereo tv transmission is used. Humax aware of the problem and promised firmware update January 2021. As yet? Nothing!!! Also. Sad omission of Netflix?
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service Had problems with the website (possibly a server update issue), resolved by ordering by 'phone and box arrived the following day - I hadn't specified next day delivery. Very impressive.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does What I Want It To Do Having had Humax products for the last 10 years and lacking easy access to Terrestrial TV streaming services I jumped at the opportunity to solve one problem with a product that I had trust in. As it is a combination of a PVR and Smart TV software its user interface is not as simple as either element but you learn its foibles. It provides the services I require in a small box. There are only minor issues: its hard disk drive runs all the time unless it is in deep standby. It will 'wake up' for scheduled recordings but then does not return to deep standby. Additionally the use of LED colours to indicate its operating status (when your TV is off) is strange given that you can set the LED brightness to zero. And the sound level adjustment is too coarse requiring use of your TV's remote to make finer adjustment. So all manageable. In summary, a good product with a few foibles.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth operator Great piece of kit. Operates downloads etc far better than my TV. Great picture and sound satisfactory. Operationally brilliant but a bit complex with regard to what it can do. As I am pushing 80 it has taken a little time to get to grips with its functionality but I am getting there. No regrets so far. Great advice from the guys at RS though, thanks guys.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid PVR with broad feature set easy to configure and get working. Able to join up with various online services to gain on demand content as well as foreign online content. So far all features working reliably, only niggle is the signal loss issues which look to be patched soon in a coming update. Currently Netflix is not an available service, but its possible to cast this to the device from a mobile phone until its available on the device.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best PVR to date. Bought 1TB version from RS a month ago, had a Humax Fox and a FVP-5000T, loved the Fox but started green screening and the FVP-5000T was hopelessly slow. But the Aura is the best, It's fast, it has a great interface and a nice well laid out remote. Have not had an Android TV but its usability is great and if the available app is not available for the Aura you can side load them. On initial use after plugging in a Hard drive, not seeing a way to play videos until you install a video player( VLC or MX player). Had no problems with recordings, all good. Only niggles so far my Sony Bluetooth headphones won't reconnect unless I re-pair and have not been able to smoothly connect to laptop to TV with Chromecast. Not needing Netflix or NowTV is no biggy for me. Unfathomably can not understand Favourites setting is only usable in the Program guide and not in the livetv mode, all other PVR,s from Philips VHS then a Pace and two Humax's could do that, oh and a recent Manhattan ( new but wouldn't record) Overall a great PVR.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best in the market This is what the PVR market has been waiting for. A device that takes advantage of the latest to be fast and capable. It's a big jump from what was previously available. The thing that sold it to me is that it has three tuners and can, Humax claim, I haven't checked, record four programmes while watching a fifth. Too many times lately I have been faced with three programmes of interest being broadcast at the same time and being forced to decide which one not to record. The graphics are nice and crisp, very much of the day. It took me a couple of days to configure it to work how I want. As a Logitech Harmony remote user I programmed some buttons for longer ad break skip-aheads than Humax permit. In general, I do like this machine. The one thing I don't like is the inability to display channels in my preferred order.
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not ready for public consumption Richersounds are due 5 stars for their delivery and return systems. My Humax DTR T1000 remote opperates certain functions on the Aura despite the Aura running in Bluetooth, the DTR T1000 remote runs on a fixed IR code and can't be shifted. I did try to shift the Aura IR code but that just stopped it working. OK/0 hold usually allows access to a code change. My first response from Humax said they knew of the problem and were working on it. The second response from Humax said what was happening was not possible. After a 70 minute recoding stopping at 45 minutes it was decided to return the faulty box. The speed of opperation is a big plus but it requires firmware upgrades before it is fully "oven ready".
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good box Record and play work well as expected. Android side is a big plus Kodi as standard. No Humax app as advertised.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Change from BT I had noticed some reviews having difficulty with installing but I (at 82) had no problem, but after a few days odd things started to take over. The first was a notice on the screen that the box was not connected ( it was) Then it froze. Richer Sounds Help Line couldn't explain the cause and passed me to Humax. They did no better except to change my cable to the one supplied. My cable was high quality direct from the old BT box. so I did not agree. In the end I used the old computer trick -- switch mains off while running, leave for some time to let static disperse and the fault rectified! In the meantime Humax has renamed HDMI input on my TV as "Apple" There are in addition quite a few messages on screen when switching on but so fast I cannot read them and I have a certificate in speed reading. Also I agree with on line comments about the indicator light. It has a life of its own, and moves through various ranges of Purple but hardly ever Blue or Red. In the end I believe it is a problem of getting to know a new product, picture quality is excellent
Date published: 2020-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bit of Kit Left feedback earlier how easy the set-up was and promised to follow-up after having had the machine for a couple of weeks. All the apps seem to work seamlessly and recording has also been spot-on. Our old recorder was always chopping the end of recordings but so far the Humax has been perfect. Yep, a little more expensive than others but by far and away the best box I have owned. Get one.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great improvement on response time. A replacement for a earlier model. Once set up the first improvement is the response time. Easy to set up picture quality very good, has with my earlier model synchronising picture and sound to my A/V’S seems to be a symptomatic problem especially in my case.
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax has redeemed itsekf The Aura is logical in operation, slick and responsive. I am well satisfied with my purchase..
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Humax Aura Box. Very happy with purchase ,loads pages fast ,great 4k picture ,interaction with Google , superb. Only downside is no Netflix & no Now Tv,but I am sure it will only be a matter of time, mobile app for box not ready at time of writing this review.Overall all I could want for my home entertainment.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax Aura So far so good, no problems. Great unit, loads of features and easy to use and set up
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Potential To Be Great! This box has potential to be fantastic, however at the moment isn't quite there! As a Freeview play recorder alone it's the best I've used, it's very quick with great picture quality and all the Freeview Play features you would expect. It's downfall comes with the media streaming side of things, having no Netflix, no Now TV or support for DTS-HD or Dolby Atmos audio. There's also audio sync issues when streaming some media. Hopefully all this can be sorted with some software updates! Amazon Prime Video does work well however. The Box does seem to deliver on the hardware side of things, but at the moment it's let down by it's software when it comes to streaming media.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far Great Arrived just two days ago. Set up was very easy. Have no knowledge as yet at how well it records but thought I would review in view of negative comments around BBC Iplayer. Both the Iplayer and All4 apps work with no issues. The EPG is fast and easily viewed so , so far so good.. Will leave a longer term review when I have had the box for a couple of months. Hope this helps. Only 4 stars at present until I have more experience using the Aura.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Will be a great box in the future. I think it has been released too early, I believe the BBC services are now working. However I have the following niggles... 1. Compared to by BT Youview Box the signal on all channels is lower on the Aura with frequent breakup which is disappointing, if i plug my BT Youview box back in the breakup stops. 2. I was promised by Humax Support that the full NowTV would be supported at launch, it isnt. 3. While Netflix is available on my Sony Android TV, it is not available via the Aura. I was looking for a 'one stop shop' for all my TV services, unfortunately at this time this isn't the box. I have raised some of my issues with Humax support however or less I contact them, they haven't contacted me which is disappointing, given the premium price for this box I am not willing to be a beta tester for Humax, so the box is going back. As I said, this has promise for the future... just not now. On another note, Richer Sounds have been great through the entire process!
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slick, but limited apps A sleek machine that's quite responsive and easy to setup. However, there's no Netflix app and no option to install it. The BBC apps don't work and it keeps trying to access the WiFi even though I've connected it by ethernet. The app range in the Google play store available isn't huge. I've contacted Humax support for advice, but don't really want to return it to Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brilliant device let down by one major omission This device looked like my opportunity to finally get all my services together in one unit. Pre ordered it when it was announced and have just received it. It was easy to set up and is easy to use. It is fast and feature rich just as advertised. The addition of Android TV, Google Play and built in Chromecast makes it very versatile. The remote works via Bluetooth so no line of sight needed to operate it. It comes with loads of apps pre-installed and has the ability to install others from the play store such as Disney+ and DPlay. Having Prime Video available with a dedicated button on the remote is also a benefit. I have had no issues with BBC iPlayer like some other reviewers. So far so good. Let's address the elephant in the room. There is no Netflix. It is not available to download from the Play Store and the Aura will not allow Netflix to be cast to it from any other device. The only way I found to get round this was to use Google Home on my phone and mirror the screen. Fine if you like to watch your Netflix at the quality of a 1970's CRT. So my attempt go get all my services on one device failed. I have swapped one Humax device and an Amazon Firestick for a different Humax device and an old Chromecast I had kicking around in a drawer. Saying the Aura has Android TV and Chromecast built in is only true to a point. They have clearly decided or been forced to restrict the functionality to deliberately block Netflix. Not ideal and it might have changed my decision to buy it had this been made clear. It is a great piece of kit let down by a very disappointing omission.
Date published: 2020-11-09
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.