Humax FVP5000T 2TB (Carbon Black)

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Humax FVP5000T 2TB (Carbon Black)

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”This Humax TV box remains an excellent choice”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.

Freeview Play makes it easy

Freeview Play takes Freeview HD to the next level by offering easy to access, catch-up TV. You also get all the other great benefits of Freeview. With over 75 subscription-free channels including 15 HD channels available, there's always something to watch with Freeview TV.

The next step - scroll-back TV
Connect the Humax to your Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and you can 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.

Now with Netflix and YouTube
As well as the regular UK TV channels, the FVP-5000T gives easy access to other popular video services. If you’ve got a Netflix account then you can get easy, single-key access. YouTube, Freeview Explore and UK TV Play are also covered.

Record, pause and rewind live TV on a mighty 2TB hard drive
Featuring a huge 2TB hard drive, it's easy to record, pause and rewind live TV. The large capacity storage holds up to 1000 hours of TV at standard definition. Record HD programmes and you’ve still got the potential for 500 hours of stored TV. 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.

Share via USB and UPnP
It’s easy to playback stored video or music by simply 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.

App control
Download the free Humax Live TV app (available for Apple and Android) and you’ll get a whole new level of control. With the app you can stream live TV or recordings from your recorder to smart device. You can also set reminders, schedule recordings and even access the TV guide from the myHumax portal.

Easy connectivity
For an easy, top quality connection to your TV, the FVP-5000T uses HDMI. Humax haven’t forgotten about the sound, either. A choice of analogue phono or optical digital audio outputs let you connect up to pretty much any soundbar, AV receiver, amp or Hi-Fi system.

Play, record and stream, subscription-free, with the Humax FVP-5000T 2TB.

Read about the Humax FVP5000T on the Richer Sounds Blog
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Freeview
Yes
Freeview HD
Yes
Freeview Play
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue Audio Output
Yes - RCA Phono
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
HDMI
1
USB
2
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Features
Hard Disc Size
2TB
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
280 x 48 x 200
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.03
Accessories
Included Cables
HDMI, Ethernet, RF Cables
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Set up and easy to use features Bought this to downgrade my mum who was paying out for Virgin mainly for the landline but really only watched standard TV, she like the recording function (still used to the old days of video!) Anyway it seemed expensive and the internet speeds were pretty poor too and the support people are no help, so we decided to ditch the phone get new fast broadand and got freeview This box got the best reviews and has 2TB of storage so plenty, it has series link and has a nice feature where if there is a hole series you can set it so it will grab the lot (at least I think it will) The UI is simple the menus are pretty quick and it has Netflix and all the other apps included, it has wifi and lan (lan is best if you can use it) the only bad thing I can think of really is it doenst have the Amazon Prime app on it, if it was maybe avaialbe with and software update later on it would be a bonus and a no brainer to buy. All in All a great little bit of kit and Richers Sounds were offering a 6 year warranty with a refund if it doesnt get used, so might as well. The shipping was quick and well packed, a simple purchase and a good product plus the savings of not having those ever increasing bills that constantly come where there seems very little in return for the increase in the price!
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing Panasonic DMREX97 I bought this last week and I was impressed that delivery was the next day. My reason for the purchase was because of the frustration I had with a 3 year old Panasonic DMREX97. The Panasonic device is in my opinion 1990s technology. It only enables two channels to be recorded and does not allow one to view another channel. Instead you have to view a recording or a channel which is being recorded. I found this terribly frustrating. It is very slow to respond to any input from the handset controller (even a replacement one as well), has too many functions around the circular navigation control which means you can select one of the options inadvertently. Having tuned in and set up the new Humax I was pleasantly surprised at a vastly improved picture on my television. The recorder may not be lightening fast but it is a big improvement on the Panasonic DMREX97 and the controls are far better positioned on the controller. Richer Sounds staff have been excellent in their advice and after sales service.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax FVP5000T 2TB I bought it on the strength of knowing a local Richer Sounds branch where we can be more comfortable to ask any question or seek their help with their services on our recorder. That is the main reasons why i bought with a great confidence
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed so far Bought this as EE are finishing their TV service at the end of this month. Up side very clear and relatively simply operation. Downside watch when you are setting up do not use the back button or miss any stages as if you do live tv will work but non of the apps. One thing I will miss is on EE TV you can select up to 8 channels and see the previous 24 hours for there entire offerings restarting any program that you have happened to missed the start of but I cannot find any non subscription way of doing this. Also it is a pity you cannot access Now TV or Britbox through this box.
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not up to Humax Standards This is our 3rd Humax PVR. We felt the interface on the last HD model was better, but it's liveable. The real letdown is the processor. They've built a Ferrari & stuck a lawnmower engine in it. The time it takes to load your recordings gives you plenty of time to go & make yourself a sarnie. For a company with such a great heritage in PVRs it's a huge letdown. My other half begged me to return it & dust down the old Humax, but this has much more internet connectivity & I have no desire to replace our Panasonic plasma TV with a Smart one. So I guess we'll just live with it, but would a faster processor really have added that much to the cost?
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good features, good price PVR Bougt this as a replacement for a broken 8 year old Humax Fox T2. It does much the same, but has more tuners so can record more channels simultaneously. It doesn't have buttons to skip forward and backward by selected amounts of time (like the FoxT2) on playback of recorded programmes, only continuous fast forward or backward so you have to watch carefully as you do so if you want to skip adverts. This is a retrograde step. Otherwise it's a good recorder.
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Annoying niggles Bought two of these and they certainly do the job. However, I cannot imagine the reasoning behind having a warning light under the unit instead of facing forward. Standing on top of another unit which is also black, the light becomes invisible and I have had to raise the Humax an inch and put white card under it so that I can see the light. Ridiculous! The other concern was finding that the Humax disrupted the Audio Return Channel on my Sony TV and consequently the sound bar did not function correctly. This took an age to discover that it was, in fact, caused by the Humax and a further age to discover the solution. Surely Humax must have become aware of this fault in their product and it is time they did something about it.
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What more could you want? Looked, found, right price, ordered, delivered speedily, good service, great product, nice people.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great picture easy to use bought this to replace my virgin tivo box much better TV guide menu and easy to record on got the 2TB hard drive so i can record in HD without worrying about running out of space very pleased with it paid for the 6YR guarantee which is a no brainer for the peace of mind
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good options & quality but too slow This actually does the majority of what I need it to do and with the wifi feature is a big jump up from my previous Humax which required an ethernet cable. I can also record more than 2 channels on this unit which really frees up your 'watch' options. The issue I have however – and it’s become a major point of irritation - is the functionality and speed of response. It's ridiculously slow. The idea of 'channel hopping' is not possible - you laboriously change channel with a couple of seconds wait before you can change again as the machine takes its time to catch up with what you want it to do. Pressing it several times in a row makes no difference as it waits to react before you can ask it to do something else. This is the same for every function on the remote so sometimes you can't be sure you've actually pressed the button properly as it takes so long to do anything. This didn’t happen with any other Humax machine I’ve used, all of which have lightning fast responses. It’s a major flaw as you’ll almost certainly find the lack of response as annoying as we do in our house! A step forward with wifi, but 2 steps back for response speed.
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be always something to watch I bought this two weeks ago, and I am satisfied. so far. It comes with a product guide which is very good. Usually, you have to go on the internet with this type of product, for instructions etc.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing SKY Q box I bought this to replace my existing SKY Q box at the end of January, I’m not disappointed! Excellent bright picture quality and very easy to use. Currently the Humax 5000T sits on top of the SKY Q box which has not been used for over a week now. Freeview Play coupled with direct access to NETFLIX provides all I need saving a small fortune. Recording facilities are also excellent and unlikely to have any conflicts. All in all a great purchase.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax multi faceted recorder Bought this to replace my 500 gig humax recorder that was down to its last 5% recording space and have been delighted with its quality and extra features including freeview play and on demand as well as being able to record up to 4 programmes at once instead of 2 on the old recorder.a quality product.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than expected! Even better than expected! I can record up to 4 concurrent programmes. Remote control simple to use and buttons visible in low light. A compact little jewel of a product!
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good replacement for older set top box box bought as replacement for talk talk box that kept locking up works out better value one off payment with nearly all the same channels except a few sky ones without the ongoing subscription. The loss is worthwhile as sky giving too many repeats
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Set Up and Use Replaced old Humax which after 10 years was no longer working properly. Very pleased with new box. Easy to set up and use with some new and extra features that were not on old system. Great to have Apps included on TV - no longer need to use Firestick. Choice of HD available if wanted. My husband's only grouse is that when you select recorded programmes it does not tell you immediately how long programme is (hence the 4 stars rather than 5) and consequently he has to press a few more buttons to find this out - but he'll get over it ! Otherwise Humax is exactly what we wanted and expected.
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature Rich PVR I bought this product very easily by phone during lockdown and it was delivered within 48hrs by a carrier which kept me fully informed. Set-up was very straight forward, but initially, I could not program the PVR due to a "weak signal" from a loft aerial in 5 mile actual line-of-site of the Crystal Palace broadcast aerials which provided a good enough signal for my 5 month old LG TV and my 9 year old Humax Fox-T2 (albeit that the latter had developed some occasional pixelation which I had put down to old age - hence the replacement FVP5000T). Bromley branch staff responded to my request for help with an over the phone check on the the set-up process and a speedy replacement of the 5000T, but I still had the same problem of a "weak signal". A new aerial cost more than the 5000T (!!!), but then it allowed me to enjoy the full functionality I expected, with an 8-day TV Program Guide, up to 4 simultaneous recordings while viewing a fifth program, sub-titles, wi-fi internet access, a wide range of links to on-demand streaming services, Airplay, huge storage capacity to cope with Full HD recordings and many more, such as USB connectivity which I have not yet explored. One real irritation is that series recordings are stored between any other recordings that have been made, unlike with the Fox-T2 where they would be grouped together in a named folder and were therefore easily found. This is only going to get worse over time and is something I'll just have to live with. Also, an unexpected design fault is that the 5000T has power (red) and "on" (blue) lights under the unit and so they are not visible under normal lighting conditions. Otherwise, an excellent product which I hope will last as long as my old Fox-T2.
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Still learning with it but it seems an excellent piece of equipment.
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well, easy basic setup, good VFM Have had several different boxes over the years and this is slightly more complex having wi fi & network connectivity, but the self install should present no problems for most people , although I needed to refer to the manual for network setup. Pretty intuitive to use, just slight differeces from other boxes we've had. Certainly no major deficiencies, especially compared to the awkwardness encountered using previous boxes of different makes. Can do all we need to with it.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Box On installing the new Humax box I found that it did everything it said on the tin. Very please with ease of installation.
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use I bought this a week ago and so far so good. Its easy to use and to set up. My only problem is when I change channels the sound box comes on full blast but not every time!! Don't know if its my sound bar or I've not set it up correctly. Would welcome advice from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good But No Amazon Prime??? After reading the reviews I decided to get the Humax, 2Tb. Easily connected and set-up was a breeze. However, I went to set-up Netflix, no problem. Then went to set-up Amazon Prime Video...... Oh, I can't find it. Must need to download it. Err........ No obvious how to do that. OK, Google....... And I then discover the news that there is no Amazon Prime Video app for this box. What?!?!!?!? How can a top of the range freeview box not have Amazon Prime???? Very disapointed. You could say that I should have checked? But I'd respond that would you check your new car had 4 wheels and now 3? (Reliant Robin's aside). It never occured to me to check as what freeview box in the 21st centuary would't have Amazon Prime? Humax, that's what! Very, very disapointed. How can they think it's not needed???
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FVP-5000T 2TB A Good Recorder but has limitations This 2TB HDD with its HD tuners gives this Humax unrivalled capacity. The ability to record 4 programmes at the same time is a great facility. With internet access to Freeview Play makes this unit overall, good value for money. Its limitations are on programming where it's padding feature (adding extra recording time at start and finish) cannot be set lower than 3 minutes. Unlike my old HDD recorder it does not have PIP (Picture in Picture) even though it has the tuners to be able to allow this. It also doesn't appear to have a protected Archive facility.
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from FVP5000T 2TB No BritBox app. or Humax requires updating ? ? ? What ever - disappointing ! Requires looking into by either parties. I’ll Await your comments ? Then I would willingly re-review ! That’s why low review.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HUMAX PVR 2TB I bought this over a week ago and it was easy to set up and works perfectly. It gives me access to catchup TV, and a host of other channels. The recording facility is excellent and efficient. Also excellent service from Richer Sounds. I've bought from them before and never had any difficulties. A good buy and at a good price.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting away from monthly bills and bad service!!! It really is very easy, By getting rid of VM. I had to change broadband providers, even this was not a problem , just went back into settings and changed the broadband identity code and that was it. The picture is really good I don't really need HD.
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Max choices with this humax Lots of channels included and ability to view photos from external sources, as well as just recording your tv choices. I’ve been able to transfer some recordings from my old humax ( some formats weren’t possible). Whilst the unit is very small it’s very flimsy and light. It gets quite hot so I rang Richer Sounds who assured me it was normal and an internal fan does keep the heat under control.
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recorder It's so great to have an up to date machine, which is easy to use and very efficient.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product arrived in damaged packaging. I bought a similar product some time ago, and wanted an extra for my main TV. The only fault from previous experience was the lack of the app to connect to Amazon Prime, and the fragility of the centre pin of connecting aerial sockets.
Date published: 2020-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic PVR I bought this as a replacement for my Sky+ box, following the end of my contract with Sky. This Humax FVP5000T (2TB) is fabulous. Very easy to set up, great website and excellent on line support (should it be needed). I’m extremely happy.
Date published: 2020-08-09
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