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Humax FVP-4000T/500GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 937 reviews of Humax FVP-4000T/500GB. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the image quality. The usability also gets good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the design and price, while the finish and reliability get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Humax FVP-4000T/500GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Humax FVP-4000T/500GB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Humax FVP-4000T/500GB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Humax FVP-4000T 500 GB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - MochaHumax FVP-4000T 500 GB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Mocha

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Humax FVP-4000T review

 

The Humax FVP-4000T is a Freeview Play box with three HD tuners, and access to catch-up TV from the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, and All 4, with Demand 5 coming soon. It benefits from built-in Wi-Fi, but it's odd coffee-coloured design won't make it...

Asked by John from England on 10th Jan 2017 Reply Asked by Michael from Uk on 28th Dec 2016 Reply Asked by Paul Batchelor from UK on 13th Apr 2016 I've just subscribed to Amazon Prime and am hoping that there is some way to connect directly to the...

Jan, 2016

hcc recommended

Expert review by: Mark Craven (homecinemachoice.com)

Humax FVP-4000T review

 

In a nutshell, this is Freeview as everyone knows and loves – free-to-air digital terrestrial TV and radio – reimagined for the VOD generation by offering a backwards/scrollback EPG that integrates network-delivered catchup content from the major...

Triple-tuner recording flexibility; tidy design; good handset; full terrestrial catchup

Series linking is counter-intuitive; EPG could be slicker; no Netflix or Amazon VOD at launch

Overall, this is a decent PVR. The cute design and form factor impress, as does the best-in-class hardware spec. Freeview stalwarts will appreciate the integrated catch-up and its recording flexibility. Usability could be improved however. Recommended,...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box

 

Freeview Play has its first set-top box, the slickly named Humax FVP-4000T. The new service - that went live in October 2015 in the UK - is designed to combine regular broadcast Freeview services with connected catch-up services. The first Freeview...

Triple tuners, no ongoing fees, quirky design, record programmes

HD/SD catch-up integration issues, YouView has the upper hand

The first Freeview Play box is here, bringing a taste of Freeview's future. It's a future that wants to offer a service similar to YouView or Freetime Freesat and that will be welcomed by many, with core UK catch-up TV services integrated into the...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Humax FVP-4000T review

 

This Humax set-top box is a great way to experience Freeview Play...

Records up to four channels at once Freeview Play works well Good picture and sound Easy to use

No Netflix yet

In short, we’d have no problem using the FVP-4000T at home. It looks good, physically and on screen, and is a fine route to catching everything you want to see on Freeview HD. We aren’t discouraged by the lack of apps such as Netflix, given the range...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Humax FVP-4000T

 

The FVP-4000T is the first Humax PVR equipped with Freeview Play, a new connected service that combines live broadcasts and catch-up TV in a single electronic programme guide. You can access catch-up content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and...

Attractive design ; Flexible recording with three tuners ; Lots of features ; EPG simplifies catch-up TV

Untidy catch-up TV EPG ; Live TV app slow to connect ; No MKV or FLAC playback

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Humax FVP-4000T review - Freeview Play is here

 

The Humax FVP-4000T is a little slow and Freeview Play isn't as strong as rival catchup television approaches like YouView or Freetime

The Live TV app is much better. It lets you watch live television from your mobile device, with content streamed from the FVP-4000T. You can also swap between channels on your mobile device and then have that content sent to your television. Similarly,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Humax FVP-4000T Freeview Play set-top box: Hands-on review

 

Humax FVP-4000T Review: We've finally got our hands on the first Freeview Play set-top box to hit the market, the Humax FVP-4000T.

Record up to four shows at once ; Every PSB catch-up service ; Live TV app remote viewing

Limited on-demand offering ; Slow interface

The first ever Freeview Play set-top box gives buyers a lot of features for their cash, but there's also much room for improvement.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Humax FVP-4000T review

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The Humax FVP-4000T is a PVR with built-in wi-fi, and can record up to four channels while you're watching a fifth. That's a lot of telly. There are also built-in apps to play with, and a reverse seven-day EPG, which means you can easily catch up on...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Humax Freeview Play FVP-4000T

 

The latest PVR from Humax now comes with catch up TV for the times you forgot to set your PVR. It also has the ability to allow up to three channels to be recorded simultaneously. Read on for more details of this coffee themed recorder.

Most recent Freeview boxes have two tuners which mean you can record at least two channels at the same time. This unit has three tuners so you can record at least three channels simultaneously. However if the channels are on the same multiplex this...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (absolutegadget.com)

Humax FVP-4000T review

 

Great first PVR from Freeview Play

Nov, 2015

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