Humax FVP5000T 2TB (Carbon Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 81.
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Humax FVP5000T 2TB (Carbon Black)

Freeview Play Recorder 2TB Hard Drive PVR
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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.

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.

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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 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Sure Product seems to do what it says on the box but having problems with loss of sound and loss of reception. Previously had a FreeSat Humax box which worked great until the memory was filled up and then started giving problems. My Freeview TV in the living room works fine with no loss of reception so unsure about this box. Can it be the aerial, if my living room TV has no issues? I always trust Richer Sounds judgement, bought almost all my AV equipment from them and am a VIP Member but maybe this was one product to far... It is a shame that FreeSat does not record more than one channel, otherwise I would return to them.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Performance Bought 2 weeks ago to replace a collection of old but still working Humax recorders. The unit has the same Humax functionality plus more features.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Painfully slow and frustrating I was bought this for my birthday just before LOCKDOWN. This meant I could not take it back. Had it been any other time I would have insisted on a complete refund. It was a replacement for my SONY PVR which I also bought from Richer some years ago. It was great, but the hard drive had died. I replaced the HD no problem, myself, but nonetheless decided to upgrade for the ability to record more than 2 progs at a time.. Okay so press a button and wait. Did I press it? try again, nothing. Oh no, 3 button presses at once. Okay so get used it it being slow, but where's my ability to organise my files? On the SONY you were able to make your own folders, for films, documentaries, and so on or to save others for deletion. Humax restricts you to date and alphabet, no folders. This is 2 Terabytes. That is a huge potential number of files with no ability to organise them. Given how slow the system is it takes a long time to scroll through. Just far too frustrating. I just can’t see me bothering to fill that much space as it would be impossible to find anything. Playback is also painful. On each entry on the recordings list, you have to click and wait. What you find is all programmes of a particular series, but sadly in the wrong order. If you want the earliest (as anyone would), you have to scroll (slowly) to the head of the list, click, move the cursor right to “play” then click and wait. Youtube works, then decides not to. This is NOT a network problem - all computers in the house (there are many) have great bandwidth from the Virgin cable. The reception (perfect on the TV) is rubbish through the Humax. What are they doing to the signal? Menus are frustrating as response time is pitifully slow, It's like they are using 15 year old technology or trying to do too much without using decent processors or quality equipment. I may thrown this away and put it down to experience. Anyone want a cheap Humax?
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughts on my new Humax FVP5000T 2TB First lets start with the positives 1) Documentation: It comes with a 3 page quick start guide which is all you need to get going. But it also comes with a 42 page manual, and that is not 1 page of English and 41 pages of foreign language, no, all 42 pages are in English and covers many of the finer details for those so inclined. Documentation? Excellent. 2) Remote control: If you're the wrong side of 50, as I am, then larger, clearer buttons are very useful. This remote control is well laid out with clearly marked large buttons, big enough for an Englishman's fingers. The remove control is easy to use and straight forward but having everything that is needed. 3) The recorder itself: It's mid-sized, not very small, but also not large. The size works for us. It's got the needed connections and has plenty of ventilation slots. The unit runs quite cool, it does get a little warm, but that is it, so the electronics inside does not appear to be getting overly hot, this will make it more reliable (hot electronics fails more often). The power supply is an external plug in power block style similar to those supplied with a modern laptop. 4) Subtle extras: It has useful extras such as support for WiFi connection, so no Ethernet wiring needed. Phono Audio out, so it can directly drive an amplifier. USB socket. You can plug in a USB with picture on and play them through the TV. It has the ability to be a network server: You can detect it in the home network and can therefore access the hard disc to back up your PC or access the recorded materials (I've yet to do this, but the manual describes it). It can record 4 programs at a time, this is great!! It comes with a 2 year warranty as standard, It is responsive to the remote control, it has lots of other positive points and it is a great purchase. I should write down the negative points..... but there aren't any!!. OK, only 1 very minor point. There is no light on the front to tell which mode it is in, ie, On, Standby, Hibernate, Recording, etc. But that is a very minor point. I got this from Richersounds because of the competitive product price and very fairly priced extended warranty, so I have coverage for 6 years. I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Quality Goods This is my second Humax from Richer Sounds, the first worked fine 24/7 for years, the I had an accident with it and it wasn't repairable. This one is a superior one in many aspects. Recommend it to anyone. Easy Set Up, and Great Delivery.....got it the following day.
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good Step Forward Eventually cancelled BT TV and so needed a new set top box. Theirs was an older Humax and I am a fan of recording rather than just streaming. This new box is great. It is faster, easier to use, has quality graphics and is small and discreet. Thoroughly recommend this product!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great update from previous BT YouView box. Excellent on line service from RicherSounds and quick delivery. Extremely pleased with all the features and picture quality. Box did cause tv cabinet ,where it sits,to hum due to transferred vibration presumably from box fan or hdd. Cured by resting on new wooden patress with sponge feet.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average picture and sound I live 33 miles from the transmitter and only have a loft aerial.I believe this may contribute to the problem I am having which is that the picture occasionally freezes for a half second.I have been advised to get a high gain aerial which may solve the problem. Dont expect an HD picture from this box as fom a satellite dish antenna ,it just isnt.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax recorder Unfortunately my new Humax Would not work because i have a bungalow ,And the Ariel is not high enough to get a good signal,You where very kind and understanding and arranged to pick it up the next day and give a full refund,However my new LG TV is fine , I need a new free sat recorder ,And would love to buy it from you ,But you don't sell them .I will always recommend Richer Sounds David
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good recording features The only disappointment is the My5 app does not work, or update as it should on first time set up.The box delivers a good picture quality, easy to use to change channels and recordings. Also it is well made no problems there,
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best by far. My 3rd Humax and the 2TB is so much better than my last one which is the 1TB and still working by the way. The features, speed, programs all better and the remote although I saw it criticised in a report I think it is much improved from my previous. This set us worth buying and take the 6 yr warranty with it. Don't even think about it just do it. You will never regret it.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax first 2tb I can’t really give a review until August when I will be using it
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Picture All works as advertised, apart from the known My5 App issue which is well-covered on the internet. Some screens slow to load but this is probably due to our rather slow internet speeds (4-5MB) - luckily we're due FTTP later in the year. Excellent images. Intuitive interface. Pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does so much Gives me great control and quick access to the several features. Picture is clear and wifi straightforward. Menus are easy to access.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, sound & picture Bought this a few weeks ago. So far, easy to use, no problems. Very satisfied with advice and service from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2020-02-01
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