Humax FVP-5000T Freeview recorder – 3 tuners, Wi-Fi, streaming

Humax FVP-5000T detailHumax has introduced its easiest-to-use Freeview play recorder yet with the launch of the FVP-5000T.

The FVP-5000T is simple to install and set up. This new HD TV recorder includes integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, delivering an extensive range of catch up and on demand content services.

Furthermore, there’s 85 subscription-free TV channels (15 in HD) and more than 25 digital radio stations. So, help yourself from a huge variety of shows.

Tuners and hard drives

The FVP-5000T is the only Freeview Play Recorder to incorporate three digital tuners. This means you can record up to four programmes at once whilest watching another live channel.

Humax FVP-5000T with remoteThree hard drive options (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) are available, enabling up to 250, 500 or 1,000 hours of recordings to be stored.

The FVP-5000T also incorporates a new intelligent Smart Search feature designed by Humax. This makes it easier to find favourite shows from live TV, recordings, Freeview Play apps and catch up TV. It also intuitively discovers and selects content from streamed VOD services such as YouTube.

Top Picks and programming

Additionally, there’s the new ‘Top Picks’ TV recommendation service. Within this menu, the most popular On Now (live), On Demand, Recordings and Freeview Play content can be selected by genre. Series or regular programmes with multiple episodes are displayed with dates into the future, so the user can immediately see how long the entire series will run.

Humax FVP-5000TAn intuitive eight-day electronic programme guide (EPG) allowing you to select, plan, remind and record, meaning they’ll never miss their favourite shows again. It also includes seven days’ catch up from within the guide. For even further flexibility, viewers can pause and rewind live television.


Thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, the FVP-5000T provides access to hundreds of catch up TV and on demand shows and movies via BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play, plus optional paid networks and services.

Further features

With its sleek and compact ‘carbon fibre’-style design, the FVP-5000T will complement any home cinema set-up.

Futhermore, the Humax FVP-5000T enables you to enjoy photos, videos and music from connected devices on your home network. So, bring your smartphones, tablets and laptops. Alternatively, use your USB stick – just select the Media tab from the Freeview Play Home screen.

File formats supported include XviD, h.264, MP3 and JPEG.

Humax app

When paired with the Humax Live TV App you can plan your TV viewing while away from home directly from a smartphone or tablet.

When used in the home, the app will allow content and live TV from the box to be streamed to the connected device. It also transforms the mobile device into a remote control for the set-top box.

Pricing and availability

Available from the second week of October 2017, the HUMAX FVP-5000T has a suggested retail price of £229 for the 500GB model, £259 for the 1TB model and £299 for the 2TB model.

Retailers include John Lewis, Currys, Argos, Amazon, Richer Sounds, Maplin, Hughes, Tesco, Euronics (CIH),, independent electrical stores and Humax Direct.