Humax FVP5000T 500GB (Carbon Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 224.
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Humax FVP5000T 500GB (Carbon Black)

Freeview Play Recorder 500GB 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
Featuring a 500GB hard drive, it's easy to record, pause and rewind live TV. The large capacity storage holds up to 250 hours of TV - 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.

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.

Get the best in catch-up TV without any subscription fee – the Humax FVP-5000T makes the best TV affordable for all.

Read about the Humax FVP5000T on the Richer Sounds Blog
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Freeview
Yes
Freeview HD
Yes
Freeview Play
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Audio_Output
Yes
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
HDMI
1
USB
2
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Features
Hard Disc Size
500GB
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
30
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
280 x 48 x 200
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.03
Accessories
Included Cables
HDMI, Ethernet and RF Cables
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy menu and setup, easy to program recordings. Small and smart looking, easy to set-up and use, seems a good, basic pvr.
Date published: 2021-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use and understand I bought this a week or so ago and now have it up and working. I almost did it all myself but had to purchase a male to male aerial cable 0.75m long. My son helped me finish it off so I have a number of cables that I did not use. AND a certain amount of surplus cable piled up behind the Humax. He says I am not to tidy them up as they might over heat. All in all I am happy with the set up apart from the length of some of the cables piled up behind. The service from staff was swift and courteous. Yes I have used them before to purchase a TV and will use them again if such items are required.
Date published: 2021-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good. Bought this box to replace a Sky box. Found it quite easy to set up and use. Having had the Sky box for ten + years it took a few days to get familiar with the new box but no complaints so far.
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for TV Recording and Viewing This was a replacement for another Humax box I had owned and used constantly for eight years and is now even better. Watch one channel live, or play back a recording whilst being able to record another channel at the same time. You cannot do that on a smart TV. Another great feature is to record a series so you don't even have to think about setting it up for each one.
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every I wanted on this Humax recorder. Bought this a couple of weeks ago and am very pleased with it. Easy to use and good features and also a good price. ordered on line and came next day.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good unit with one significant drawback I selected this recorder two weeks ago, after reading reviews, then on the advice of the dealer. It was easy to install (good instructions) and performs well, although I have done no more than simple record and playback so far. The positioning of the play/record status LEDs, on the underside of the cabinet, near the front, leaves much to be desired, as they can only be seen in a darkened room. Why on earth a brand-leading manufacturer has chosen this design is beyond belief! After an online search I found that a simple card diffuser could be mounted underneath, so that the status could be seen anywhere in the room (see attachment). Much better! The RCA phono output is useful for connecting to my non-digital hi-fi system, permitting improved sound quality when desired."
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The last Humax I will be buying We bought this box last year when our old Humax finally became unusable. What a mistake! Basic recording is OK though the playback menus are very odd, as others have said. The total killer for us is the issue that stops a time-shifted playback when the original programme ends, very often with no way of getting back to the missed bit without finding it on one of the streaming services (which on this box are pretty much unusable). Often get "no signal" on HD channels even when the TV connected through it is perfectly happy.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK The hard drive in our Humax Freesat broke after six and a half years. We opted for Humax again, but we had to go for Freeview as Humax have stopped making Freesat boxes. Initially we had all sorts of problems partly due to 4G interference, but that has now been resolved. It is no faster than our previous Humax, and not as friendly to use, which is surprising, but we are getting used to it. Picture clarity is probably slightly worse, but its OK. It can record four channels at once which is a bonus. Would I buy it again, yes and the staff at Richer Sounds were very helpful
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Progress but not as we know it. Set up awkward Lead from mains adapter short, possibly 1m, I had to rearrange units in the TV stand to make lead reach. No WEP set up from my WIFI router. Had to type in long password from router, tedious. No 5GHz WIFI built in to Humax to access less crowded 5Ghz wifi network. The EPG (program guide) is a joke. Wasted time setting up a favourite list to remove shopping and adult content and assorted rubbish from channel list. EPG always defaults to all channels when selected. Favourites has to be selected manually each time EPG is used. Advert skip. Previous Humax and Panasonic had one button to skip forward 1 minute for Ad jumping. No mention of this feature in manual eventually found it on the Humax forums. What's happened to slow motion playback, another hidden feature or dropped from unit? Early (2008) Humax PVR superb then it failed. Then a Panasonic PVR usability poorer than old Humax. New Humax, this will be our last STB. Wondering whether to send it back and just get a Chromcast dongle or similar.
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb in every way! This product really is fantastic. It can even record 4 programmes at once whilst we watch a fifth! What is more, the controls are truly intuitive for elderly folk like us!
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job well Bought this to replace an aged Sony PVR which was losing the Electronic Programme Drive. Mainly wanted it to record programs while watching another channel, and while away from home. Had a few problems at the beginning with signal quality. The pictures kept pixelating. However, discovered that this was due to having an Amazon Firestick plugged into the other hdmi slot in the TV. Once removed, no interference. Great features include: Ability to scroll backwards in the TV Guide for 7 days to pick up missed programmes via iPlayer etc You can select subtitles for recorded programmes Scheduling for progammes easy to understand When requesting to record from an ordinary channel, offers HD recording Overall, very happy with the product, and of course will always order from Richer Sounds where possible.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy I was recommended to get this one Had a a bit of a problem to set it up, ( my fault not the top box) Once sorted it is easy to use. Would recommend to anyone
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Great picture and sound. Bought this for my dad who had tried an Amazon firestick and was very unhappy with it because it logged purchases he didn't want. The humax set top box has the catch up channels he wants plus Netflix with no other pay channels so no risk of accidental purchases. Also he can now record which makes watching broadcast much more convenient.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what I want and more! I wanted to go subscription-free for tv viewing but to retain on-demand, catch-up and recording facilities. This unit outperforms my original Youview unit in operation and response, is simple to set up and gives great picture and sound quality. Richer Sounds and advice is as always first class, and delivery was made within two days of ordering; excellent especially given current conditions!
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Versatile and does what it says on the tin. The recording feature (4 channels) is superb.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly disappointed Owned for 2 weeks.Slow to react to remote which is an awkward shape .Display is clunky. Great that number of tuners allows multiple recordings . Had expected it to be better from reading of reviews
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HUMAX FVP 5000T 500GB I bought this recorder 2 weeks ago and it is does everything I need it to do in a simple and efficient way. Lots of APPs. Very easy to set up. Recording 4 programmes whilst watching another, is very handy. 500GB provides plenty of recording space.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb specification. Great picture quality. easy to set up. Replaces my hdr fox t2. The three tuners make it very flexible for recordings.
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humax PVR Does exactly what it said on the reviews. Easy set up, simple to use even for my 82 year old Dad.
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as y DTR T1000 was. This PVR is a downgrade on my old DTR T1000 which finally broke down after 8 years. Nearly everythin needs two presses on te remote. AD, subtitles, recording, changing channels via the guide etc. There is no skip forward a minute on the remote, but there is one advantage is that there is a button to go straight to the recorded programmes. Unfortunately, if there is more than one programme in the list it will play he latest, unless you choose another from the dates on the left. I don't know if the other options to buy would have been better or not. Why they haven't stuck to the older setup I don't know, it was much simpler and less fussy. The picture and sound are about the same as my old box. The only advantage is the number of programmes that can be recorded at the same time, which occasionally caused me problems before, but not very often.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great buy I bought this recorder for my elderly mother It was a great price and has very good features. It is easy to use with clear instructions We are very pleased with the purchase
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic PVR This was bought for my 90 year old mum to replace a very old PVR so I was worried it would be too difficult for her. She seems to be coping with most things with some help. The EPG does not seem very clear. Also had a problem with getting into all the episodes when more than one had been recorded. Took a while to notice the dates on the left hand side. Might be easier if the earliest recording showed first instead of the last. I haven't check out the web but a video showing all the basics would be good for the less technically minded.
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Records up to four channels at te same time! I've had Humax PVR's for a number of years and they have all been really good reliable machines but this one is even better again. I bought it just before Christmas and it was brilliant over the festive period being able to record four programmes at once. The setup was very easy with simple on screen instructions which only took a few minutes to complete. The handset is good with large buttons and it didn't take long to familiarise myself with the controls. I didn't even need to look at the manual. The only slight negative is the blue "on Light" which is at the bottom of the unit and is difficult to see. This would have been better on the top to make it more visible. Other than that it is a great machine which I would certainly recommend.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shame about the HD Channels Bought as a Christmas present for my mum (aged 85) as her older Humax had started to go wrong. She's managed to get the hang of it all pretty quickly which is definitely a plus. The only negative to date is that we've not managed to get any HD channels. Without the box her TV can receive them but it appears that her signal is not strong enough to give a signal for the three tuners in the box. Hoping for better weather in the spring and maybe we can get a stronger signal then.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good if YouTube not a priority. Good. Will record 4 channels at once. Bad. Needs software upgrade. Not able to use search on YouTube.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Dealt with you guys before. Excellent service. No problems encountered by phone.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from records loads of programs had the same model before and looked for something different but none of the others have the same recording capacity too many buttons to push to get anything done
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service I bought my Humax FVP5000T 500GB recorder on line. The website was easy to navigate and very clear. The recorder arrived the next day in less than 24 hours. A truly great experience. Would not hesitate to use Richer sounds again and will tell all my friends.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple set up Having cancelled Sky we needed a PVR. The reviews and ratings for this Humax were top so I ordered online at the weekend and Richer Sounds delivered it on Monday, which was very good. Set up couldn't be easier, with clear, simple instructions and images. It's such an improvement on the old Sky box with big storage and the ability to record up to 4 different programs at once.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good picture and sound Bought this 3 weeks ago and very happy so far. Only glitches are I had to change the frequency on the remote because it was also connecting to another Humax. Also the program guide is a bit slow but not a big deal.
Date published: 2020-12-14
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