HB-1100S Freesat HD TV Satellite Receiver

Best Freesat Box

Smart Zapper box with built in Wi-Fi and the award winning smart TV guide



Freeview -
Freesat Freesat
YouView -
Forward EPG 8 Days
Backward EPG 7 days
Recording Hours With additional plug in HDD
Pause, Record and Rewind Live TV No
Maximum Simultaneous Recording Limits 1 Rec via external HDD
Live Streaming No
Remote Record -
Remote Control App -
On-Demand BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Demand 5, STV Player, YouTube, Netflix, Wakui, Hopster
Operation System

Power Supply

Power type External adaptor
Power Consumption Max. 24W (Standby: under 0.5W)
Input Voltage AC 100-240,50/60Hz
Protection Separate internal fuse & lightning protection

System Resource

Flash 4Gb (512MB SLC)
RAM DDR3 1GB (512MB*2EA)
HDD No (1 Tuner PVR Ready via USB)

Video/Audio Processing

Video Decoder ISO/IEC 13818-2 MPEG-2 MP@ML (maximum bitrate of 15Mbps)
MPEG-4 (Part 10)/AVC
Picture Decoder MPEG2 I-Frame, JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, GIF, PNG
Output Resolution 576i, 576p, 720p and 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 ISO/IEC 11172-3 MPEG–1 Layer encoded audio
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse

Front Panel

VFD Display N/A
LED Display 1EA(Dual)
- Red in Standby, Green in Operation, Off when power disconnected
Buttons Power
USB Port Yes

Front End (Tuner/Demodulator)

Demodulation QPSK, 8PSK
Input Connector F-Type, IEC 169-24, Female X 1
Loop Connector N/A
Frequency Range 950MHz to 2150MHz
Signal Level -25dBm to -75dBm

I/O Specification

Tuner 1x SAT input
TV Scart No
RCA Out 1 x CVBS/L/R
HDMI Out 1 x HDMI 1.4 with HDCP
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
USB 1 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
Ethernet 1 x Fast Ethernet 100BaseT (RJ45)
Wi-Fi Yes - Built-in


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

Physical Specification

Size (W x H x D) mm 206 x 42 x 168.5
Weight 446g
Gift box dimensions 310 x 245 x 78
Gift box weight kg 1.112 kg (1 STB per 1 Gift Box)


Humax Freesat HB-1100S

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User Manuals

Remote Control Code List

Warranty Registration


What is Freesat?
Freesat is a free to air subscription free service which provides you with access to the nations favourite selection of TV channels. To access this service, you are required to have a satellite dish installed at your home.
Which channels can I access?
There are over 200 channels available for you to select including 15 in stunning HD. To view the entire range of channels please click here: https://www.freesat.co.uk/whats/full-channel-list/
Can I record on this device?
Out of the box this product is unfortunately not be able to record, however you can connect an external HDD to the device to enable this feature. If you are doing so, please be careful to make sure your external HDD meets the below specifications:
  • Externally Powered
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  • Between 80GB – 2TB
How many channels can I record?
With an external HDD connected you will be able to either record or watch one channel at a time.
What accessories are included?
  • x1 Remote control
  • x1 HDMI cable
  • x1 Ethernet cable
  • x1 Power Supply
  • x1 Quick Start Guide
  • Can I connect the HB to my Sky Dish?
    If you were a standard Sky+ customer, you will be able to use your existing Sky dish. If you are a Sky Q customer unfortunately your dish is not compatible.
    How many satellite cables do I need?
    Only one satellite cable is required.
    Can I connect to my WiFi?
    The HB-1100s does offer the ability to connect to WiFi.
    HB-1100S not responding to the remote
    At the top of your remote you will see two buttons labelled TV & STB, please press the STB button and then attempt to control the HB-1100S.
    Difference in volume when changing channels
    If you are switching between channels and notice SD is louder than HD or vice versa making the below adjustment should fix the issue:
  • Press Home
  • Select Settings
  • Select Picture & Audio
  • Ensure the Digital Audio Output to Stereo
  • Which On Demand players can I access?
    BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Demand5, BBC Sport, Netflix (subscription required), UKTV Play, TVPlayer, France24, Youtube, Rakuten TV (subscription required), STV Player, BBC News, Ketchup and Pop Fun.
    Channel 4 HD / All 4 On Demand Missing
    Unfortunately, on the 22nd of February 2018 Channel 4 made the decision to remove the Channel 4 HD and All4 On Demand services from the Freesat service. For more information, please contact Freesat or Channel 4 directly.
    Is Catch-Up TV available?
    Catch-Up TV is indeed available and can be accessed directly via the EPG, we also have a dedicated Showcase section to highlight he best programmes available on Catch-Up this week.
    Can I transfer my recordings to external devices?
    Due to copyright legislation this is not possible.
    Can I view my own home media?
    You can yes, this can be accessed via the HB by either USB or DLNA.
    Can the remote be programmed to control my television?
    Your remote can be programmed to control the HB, once the programming has been completed you need to use the STB & TV buttons at the top of your remote to control either the television or your set-top box.
    Can I remote record?
    With the Freesat Remote Record App available on Android & iOS devices you can set your favourite programmes to record while on the go. The app also doubles up as a remote control for when you just can’t get your hands on the remote.
    More on Using the Guide
  • The default option for the guide will always list both SD and HD channels, you can press the List button to look at specific genres within the EPG.
  • You can use the fast-forward and rewind buttons to go forward or back by 24 hours. The EPG can go up to 7 days ahead.
  • You can use the Search button on the remote to enable you to search programs both on live TV and On Demand.
  • You’re able to use the left directional button to go backwards on certain channels to catch up on content you’ve missed – a broadband connection is required for this.
  • How to Retune Your HB-1100S
    If there are any channel changes to the Freesat service your device will normally automatically update to reflect the changes, though if this has not happened for any reason you can follow the below steps to re-tune:
  • Press the Home button on your Remote and select Settings
  • Access Page 2 and select Freesat Channels (three right directional arrow presses when in Settings)
  • Select Channel Search
  • Follow the On-Screen prompts until your satellite cables have been detected and postcode verified
  • Save the results
  • Creating and Accessing Your Favorites Channel List
  • To create your Favorites channel list you will need to follow the steps below:
  • Press the Home button and select Settings
  • Access Page 2 and select Freesat Channels (three right directional arrow presses when in Settings)
  • Select Favorite channels followed by Edit favorite channels
  • Select Channels you wish to add and press Back to save
  • When you would like to view your Favorite channels, Open the EPG using the TV Guide button, press the List button and Select Favorites
    Software updates
    Software updates for the HB-1100s are done automatically via your satellite connection.
    How do I check my device is operating on the latest software?
    Please follow these steps to check your current software version
  • Press the Home button and select Settings
  • Select System Information
  • Compare the software version to the version listed on our website: https://uk.humaxdigital.com/support/?product_id=3534&curr_page=sw_release