Freeview Play HD TV Recorder

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Freeview Freeview Play
Freesat -
YouView -
Forward EPG 8 Day
Backward EPG 7 Day
Recording Hours 500GB: Up to 300 Hours SD 125 Hours HD
1TB: Up to 600 Hours SD 300 HD
Pause, Record and Rewind Live TV Yes
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Limits 4 Rec (Limited)
Live Streaming Via HUMAX Live TV App
Remote Record Via Humax TV Guide App
Remote Control App Via HUMAX Remote App
On-Demand BBC iPlayer, iTV Player, 4oD, BBC Sport, BBC News, YouTube, Netflix

Power Supply

Power type External adaptor
Power Consumption Max.12V 2.5A (Standby under 0.5W)
Input Voltage AC 90-250V, 50/60Hz
Protection Separate internal fuse & lightning protection

System Resource

Flash NAND Flash 512MB
RAM DRAM DDR3 1GB (512*2)
HDD 500GB / 1TB

Video/Audio Processing

Video Decoder MPEG2 (HP@HL), H.264 (HP@L4.1), WMV
Picture Decoder MPEG2 I-Frame, JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, GIF, PNG
Output Resolution 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Graphics 32bpp with 256 alpha blending 1280 x 720 resolution for native UI &web page 3 layers (GUI/Subtitle & Teletext/web page)

Audio Mode

Audio Mode Single/ Dual/ Mono/ Stereo/ Joint Stereo
Audio Decoder MPEG1 LAYER, AAC and HE-AAC
Dolby Dolby Digital Plus

Front Panel

VFD Display -
LED Display 2 colour (red in recording, blue operation, red in standby)
Buttons 5 keys (power, Vol+/-, Ch+-)
USB Port Yes

Front End (Tuner/Demodulator)

Demodulation DVB-T2 (OFDM)
Input Connector IEC 169-2 femail (RF)
Loop Connector IEC 169-2, male(RF)
Frequency Range 470MHz to 862MHz (UHF)
Signal Level -10 to -70 dBmV

I/O Specification

Tuner IEC 169-2, Female/Male
TV Scart No
RCA Out 1 x CVBS/L/R
HDMI Out 1 x HDMI 1.4a with HDCP
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
USB 2 x USB 2.0 (Side & Rear connection)
Ethernet 1 x 100BaseT (RJ45 with link LED)
Wi-Fi Yes - Built In


Quick Start Guide Yes
User Manual Yes
Remote Control Yes
Batteries 2 x AAA
Scart Cable No
HDMI Cable Yes (1.5m)
Ethernet Cable Yes (1.5m)
RF Cable -

Physical Specification

Size (W x H x D) mm 280 x 48 x 200
Weight 1.03kg
Gift box dimensions 322 x 290 x 106
Gift box weight kg 1.65kg
What Hi-Fi

WHAT HI-FI 2016-02-01


"If Freeview Play is catch-up made easy, the Humax FVP-4000T is an ideal conduit: unfussy, well-armed and getting better..."


FVP-4000T Freeview Play


User Manuals

Remote Control Code List

Warranty Registration


Why does my Humax fail to record some/all programs I have set to record?
Recordings can fail due to a number of reasons with the most common reason being due to reception/signal issues. We would recommend retuning your Humax product first. If this fails to resolve you may need to contact our support team for manual tuning instructions which should resolve the issue for you.
Why is there no info button on my remote/How do I find the program info?
• Watching live TV – Press ok, then right arrow button then Ok once more • If the program is not on live TV – Press guide, find channel and program then press Ok
How do I tell if my Humax is on/off or recording?
Your Humax has 2 LED’s which will indicate what the unit is doing at that particular time. See below:
• Red LED – Standby
• Recording and fully on – Red LED
• Recording in standby – Red LED

The newer FVP-4000T’s now come with a LED underneath the unit and will show blue when on, red when in standby and purple when recording (only applies to the newer FVP-4000T’s).
The picture on my Humax stutters/freezes or the sound often becomes distorted (still able to access menus).
You may need to perform a retune of your channels but if this is unsuccessful you may need to carry out a manual tune which our support team can help you with.
My Humax locks up/Freezes and is unresponsive after a short period of use. Rebooting at the mains resolves temporarily.
We have started to roll out a software update to resolve this issue, please ensure you are on the latest software.
My Humax will not turn on despite showing a blue light
HDMI CEC was set to off from an update we released in May. If the issue has been occurring since May, please go to System Settings>HDMI-CEC> Turn TV power on. If the issue has been occurring since before May you may need to turn the relevant HDMI CEC setting off on your TV (Each TV manufacturer list their HDMI CEC setting differently – Please refer to TV user guide for more information).
Use the mini guide: Watch live TV e.g. BBC 1 HD

Press OK

Press Down Arrow (below OK button)
Press Down Arrow again (On my screen I now have info about BBC 2 HD)
Press Right Arrow (That then shows a list of programs for BBC 2 HD)
Press OK (Brings up information about the current program on BBC 2 HD without changing to it)

When guide is pressed the initial 'page' displays now and next, pressing the + button gives options to change the 'group' to TV, Radio and HDTV.

Pressing OK on any of the programme names (on air) will lead to the unit changing to that channel and dismissing the guide.

Pressing right arrow changes guide to full listings, a time line is displayed showing the current elapsed time of programmes, and pressing OK displays the details of future programmes.

The + key now has a new function in that you can select genre: All, Children's, Drama, Education, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movie, News & Factual, and Sport are the options.

The + button also now has option to 'Jump to Date'

(Not sure which software version added this)


Remote recording introduced with software version 1.01.31.

A few notes for info:

You can set timers via web interface at (you need to register)


The TV Guide app available for both iOS and Android devices.

At time of posting series record is not available via remote record; this awaits an update of the API by Freeview (no timescale)

When a recording request is set remotely, it is first sent to the Humax server.

The FVP-4000T (if Remote Recording is set to on) regularly syncs up with the Humax server to pull recording requests made, this is dependent on what options you have set in the PVR settings menu.

  • Update period: User can set a period of time that the unit will sync with the Humax server to download any timers set remotely, be it all day, for example, between the hours of 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Update interval: How often the unit syncs with the Humax server to check for remotely set timers, options are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 mins, default is 30 mins.

Original suggestion by forum member Stephenesque.

To access programme info whilst playing a recording: Home
Down Arrow
Highlight Recent, OK
Highlight the desired programme and press OK.

AOC - E-Link
Hitachi - HDMI-CEC
LG - SimpLink
Onkyo - RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
Panasonic - Viera Link
Philips - EasyLink
Pioneer - Kuro Link
Samsung - Anynet+
Sharp - Aquos Link
Sony - Bravia Link & Bravia
Toshiba - CE-Link & Regza Link
Mitsubishi - NetCommand

Edit: Using a Win 8.1 PC, also works on Win 10

Unit has Samba server on board. This can be enabled/disabled/status checked from the network menu.

With Network Server enabled, the FVP 4000T will appear as a network location on PC:


Contents as listed below, note SD recordings appear with an mpeg icon, and radio as mp3. These can be dragged/dropped to your PC and played with usual players.


If you use ftp to transfer then all recordings remain encrypted.

Full Standby:
Power usage - negligible, power meter does not register a reading
Boot time to picture audio - 18 seconds
Power saving in standby off (therefore rf loop thru' enabled)
Power usage - 5W
Boot time - same as full standby.
Caveat: Power meter is not calibrated.
Time to shut down to full standby approx. - 1 min 35 seconds
  1. You could use the Humax remote app, tablet and phone versions available for android and ios.
  2. I took the wireless dongle and keyboard from a PC (already paired obviously) plugged the dongle into side USB port on 4000T and it works.
  3. A wired keyboard plugged into side USB also works.
Tuners have to be 'in use' for readings to be indicated so try recording channels 1,3,11, and then check.
Highlight the recording or series of recordings you want to copy/move and press +
Highlight either copy or move and press ok.
Highlight the connected USB HDD you want to copy/move to and press OK.
To stop copy/move press + again.
To select multiple items in recordings list:
Highlight a programme then press + highlight select and press OK; you can now select multiple items by highlighting them and pressing OK.

Jump in 2 hour steps

To jump 24 hours you have to press and hold the left/right arrow cursor control, an overlay will then appear with dates, highlight the date required and press OK, guide will 'jump' to selected date.

Page up/down - as usual for Humax use the CH up/down key.

You can 'jump' to a specific channel by entering the channel number.

Edit - I have highlighted how to page up/down as the so called experts who carried out reviews on recombine and expert reviews have marked the unit down because they could not work out how to do it.


With no dedicated skip buttons on the remote....

During playback display the time bar - e.g. by pressing play/OK/right/left button, with this on screen, and the elapsed time highlighted you can skip fwd/back using the cursor right/left buttons.

Option for duration of skip can be set in the playback menu:

Back - 7, 15, & 30 secs. Forward - 30, 60, 120, & 240 secs.


Some users are reporting skip does not work especially when pressing OK button so I have highlighted part of the FAQ.

Why elapsed time not highlighted - I think, though not 100%, if you use the transport controls (FF, RWD) then when pressing OK it defaults to last transport control used.

When pressing play instead of OK the elapsed time always appears to be highlighted.


Once a Favourites list has been saved to make it 'sticky' you must change to a channel contained within that list via the EPG.

Favourites can be accessed from within the EPG using + button, change group.

Once 'stuck' the programme up/down button will only cycle through channels saved in favourites list selected.

Note: If you change to a channel not contained within selected Favs group the channel listing, guide etc. will revert to default i.e. TV.


Multi Code function remote

If you are using more than one receiver in the same location you can change the remote control coding so that the remote control commands do not conflict.

(This is only relevant to the Foxsat HD, HDR, HDCI 5000, HDR 1000/1010/1100S, HB1000S, FVP-4000T, HD/HDR Fox T2 Freeview HD products, incl the HDR 1800/2000T)

  1. Switch on your TV set and the Humax product that you wish to change the remote code.
  2. Make sure that the other Humax product that you do not wish to control is in Standby or powered OFF at the mains.
  3. Point the remote control towards the remote control sensor of the target receiver.
  4. Press and hold the 0 and OK buttons simultaneously for approx. 5-10 seconds until the red power button on the remote stays red.
  5. A message will appear on the TV screen

    "You can change the remote control mode.
    Press a Numeric Key (<1> ~ <6>) to select the mode
    Current mode: Mode 1."

6. Press a NUMERIC button (from 1 to 6) to select a different mode.
7. A message confirming the change of Mode will appear on screen

With the 3 tuners on this unit it is possible to record four channels and watch a fifth across 3 multiplexes.


With multiple timers active, the CH up/down will only cycle through the channels that are available to view.

In the Guide, programme details are 'grey' for channels that are not available to view.

Manual Tuning

Please NOTE: System settings such as screen ratio will be reset and your schedule will be deleted but recorded programmes will be saved.

  • Remove Aerial from the back of the Humax Box
  • Press Home on the remote
  • Using the directional buttons move and select Settings
  • Select System Settings
  • Choose Factory Default with the OK button
  • Select ‘YES’
  • Enter Password 0000
  • The unit will restart, please allow up to 2 minutes for this to happen
  • Please choose your preferred language
  • Please choose your Internet Connection Method
  • Select Next on confirmation Screen
  • Select "I agree to the privacy policy" and press OK
  • Select "I agree to the terms and conditions" and press OK
  • Choose Next
  • When presented with the message 'Do you want to stop the search?' select YES
  • Select your "Power Saving In Standby" preference and press OK
  • Then select Next and press OK
  • Then choose Exit
  • Software check will take place
  • Once finished scroll through the on screen guide and press OK on the last screen
  • Reinsert Aerial into the back of the Humax Box
  • When given the message that no channels are available press the OK button,
  • Select manual channel search and press OK
  • Select Channel and enter a channel number from the list below and then select search:
You need to visit the Digital UK website to enter your postcode details in order to find your transmitter details: Link here - //

When tuning HD Channels please select transmission and change this to DVB-T2.
  • You will need to carry out the manual tune procedure for each one of these numbers
  • Once you have completed the search and saved the results for all channel numbers please press the exit button, this completes the manual tune.