Product Comparison: Humax FVP-4000T vs Humax FVP-5000T


General Specifications
Brand
Humax
Humax
Model
FVP-4000T
FVP-5000T
Origin
South Korea
South Korea
About the Product
The First Freeview Play PVR in stylish Cappuccino with the most popular Catch Up TV channels including BBC, ITV and All 4 plus VOD services. Triple digital TV tuners, record 4 programmes at once and store up to 300 hours of SD TV.
New Freeview Play HD TV Recorder with the best in Catch-Up TV and Subscription Video On-Demand with Three Digital Tuners- Record up to 4 programmes at once whilst watching another previous recording!
Key Specs
Maximum Video Resolution
1080 p
1080 p
Hard Drive Included
Yes
Yes
Storage Capacity
1000 GB
1000 GB
Number Of Tuners
3
3
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Humax FVP-4000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Mocha
  • I can't tell you how pleased I am with my purchase of this box. I previously used the 1800t, which was good, but this one is the Rolls Royce of Freeview recorders.
  • The picture quality is excellent. Noticeably better than the 1800t.
  • In my humble opinion this is the best Freeview box on the market.
  • Being able to record 3 things at once and having a generous 1 TB hard disc is a big plus.
  • Picture is much sharper and the sound quality is better too. The addition of Freeview in HD is great too.
Humax FVP-5000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Black
  • Can't believe all the trade reviews are justified. Big storage disc on this model which is good, and there is a 64x fast forward which is a plus.
  • Picture quality is good and it's relatively easy to set up.
  • It is a very good quality item. It does everything it say's it does.
  • Firstly I spent a couple of hours setting up the unit, it was easy and once set up everything was how I liked it.
  • The hard disc is very noisy, I exchanged the unit but the new one is no better.
Size & Weight
Height
1.8 in.
1.8 in.
Width
11 in.
11 in.
Depth
7.8 in.
7.8 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
2.2 lbs.
Recording And Playback
Content Subscription Required
No
No
Recording Resolution
1080
1080
Commercial Skip Function
No
No
What customers say about "Recording And Playback"
Humax FVP-4000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Mocha
  • In certain circumstances, depending on which channels you are watching / recording,you can record 4 programmes while watching a fifth.
  • So long as it continues to record reliably and does not develop any bad habits I reckon I can live with it.
  • Remote an tv response is shockingly slow, the user interface something I used to live humax for is now stupidly pathetic it actually makes me angry.
  • Recorded programmes could not be moved to a named folder on an external drive, merely copied there.
  • Recordings that you make through Schedule will only last 7 days, despite choosing daily.
Humax FVP-5000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Black
  • Machine is doing what its predecessors did - record, organise and playback and unit does it pretty well.
  • Very happy with opportunity to record 4 channels and watching another one simultaneously.
  • Sometimes the box will turn off if you press a channel button too soon after switching on. Not a massive issue, but still annoying.
  • Claims to record four programmes at once, but doesn't. I can do three.
  • Fails to record split programmes. Fails to record complete programme when times vary slightly from schedule.
Features
4K Compatible
No
No
Remote Control
IR remote control
IR remote control
Cable(s) Included
HDMI, Ethernet
HDMI, Ethernet, RF
Extras
Subscription Free TV, Catch up & On Demand, Scroll Back TV, Humax Eye IP Camera compatibility
Catch up & On Demand, 7 Day TV Guide & Scroll Back TV, Remote Control App
What customers say about "Features"
Humax FVP-4000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Mocha
  • Can play any BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or Channel 5 programme transmitted over the last week, available via the catchup-up tools provided: iPlayer, ITV Player, All-4 and Demand5, though only iPlayer is advertisement-free.
  • It has very poor functionality in general, takes so long to do anything, with too many button presses. They shouldn't be making it this difficult.
  • If you delete a series in error, it doesn't ask "Are you sure", it just deletes and you need to set up again - Very poor!
  • It randomly switches itself (and the tv) off. sometimes the guide button does this sometimes another. annoying.
  • Poor remote control, difficult to navigate the buttons by feel alone and you need to point it directly at the Humax.
Humax FVP-5000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Black
  • I am happy with the remote functions, it is easy and is has "learnt" more than enough of my Samsung TV features.
  • The remote record function is rubbish. A real disappointment.
  • The ability to skip forward and back while playing is much more complicated than usual.
  • It takes some time to get used to the fussy controls and remote buttons.
  • The remote has less features than previous boxes, either features are no longer available or it takes a lot more button pressing to do what one button did before.
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
Yes
Yes
Number Of USB Port(s)
2
2
Optical Digital Audio Outputs
1
1
Number of HDMI Outputs
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Humax FVP-4000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Mocha
  • It's easy and straightforward to set up. I also connected it wirelessly to the internet with no problems.
  • Very easy, quick setup. Fast powerup and ready for use.
  • Easy to set up.simple instructions.the wi-fi connection has opened up a brand new world of interest. Highly recommended.
  • Regularly loses Wi-Fi meaning I have to reboot to get this service back.
  • When programmes are transferred to a usb flash drive, it takes far to long, not nice for me.
Humax FVP-5000T 1TB Freeview Play HD TV Recorder - Black
  • I should say that my Internet connection is quite stable and I have no issues with other devices connected to it.
  • I'm using the built in wifi connection it connected easily and I've had no problems using it to stream from iplayer.
  • There was no problem connecting wirelessly to my internet network. The hard drive is not noisy and the software interface is functional.
  • The Wifi feature connected to Wifi but couldn't connect my laptop to the Player.
  • Constant issues with the screen going purple, freezing, slow connection speeds.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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