Manhattan T3R 500GB

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Manhattan T3R 500GB is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 101.
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Manhattan T3R 500GB

Freeview Play Recorder 500GB Hard Drive PVR
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”The Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play recorder is an excellent performer that benefits from a well-designed and intuitive user interface.” ’AV Forums’ – Highly Recommended.

Watch, record and catch-up

The Manhattan T3R meets all your TV needs in a single box. As well as getting access to all the 85 Freeview channels, you can also record your favourite programmes on the capacious 500GB hard drive. Alternatively, enjoy TV on demand from the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, UKTV Play, My5 and many others.

Freeview Play – catch-up TV made easy
Connect the box to your Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and you can enhance your TV viewing with effortless catch-up TV. Catching up on programmes you've missed is easy - simply use the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to 'scroll' back on the last seven days TV programmes. With support for the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub*, All 4 and My5, the great majority of the last seven days’ worth of TV are just a scroll away (requires broadband Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps). *ITV Hub is available in England, Wales and The Channel Islands.

YouTube on your TV
Supporting YouTube and YouTube kids, you can now watch one of the most popular video services on your TV – beats crowding around a tablet or laptop.

Record up to 300 hours of TV
With its built-in 500GB hard drive, the T3R stores up to 300 hours of TV. Perfect for recording series and watching in your own time or for recording all your favourite programmes while you’re away. Unlike catch-up TV, once you’ve recorded a programme, there’s no time limit on how long you’ve got to watch it.

Rewind and pause live TV and record two programmes at once
Featuring twin tuners, the T3R has the ability to pause and rewind live TV – perfect if you miss a crucial moment while you’ve just popped out of the room. A further benefit is being able to record two programmes at once – ideal for those times when all the good TV is on at the same time.

Ultra HD and HDR support for ultimate picture quality
Compatible with Ultra HD (4K) and HDR, the Manhattan makes the perfect match for the latest TVs and high quality streaming services.

Easy to use
The Electronic Programme Guide makes watching TV, past and present, easy. The T3R’s remote is programmable to learn your TV’s volume, power and input settings, meaning you just need the one remote for everyday TV watching.

Make keeping track of all your favourite TV a pleasure again, with the Manhattan T3R.
Smart Features
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Freeview
Yes
Freeview HD
Yes
Freeview Play
Yes
Processor
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
Yes
Connectivity
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
HDMI
1
HDMI 2.0
Yes
USB
1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
Features
Hard Disc Size
500GB
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
6.4
Power Consumption - Standby
0.4
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
265 x 53 x 210
Weight
Weight (KG)
1.1
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quiet but no search of the programme guide Historically, I have always had Humax PVRs but one wasn't available when my last one died. I bought a Manhattan and it is the first I've had with on demand through wifi. Unfortunately, the search only searches the On Demand shows and not the programme guide so it is harder to find the programmes that I want to record. Also, scrolling is more limited. The Humax can scroll forwards and backwards through the programme guide by day (also on this machine) and also in 2 hour increments (not available on the Manhattan). It is quieter than the Humax I have previously had and is able to turn the TV on and adjust the TV volume which the Humax wasn't able to do. Generally, it works fine.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought this to replace an old Panasonic HDD/DVD recorder. The T3R has many more features and is much more flexible with the twin tuners. Easy to set up and the EPG is easier to read than my LG TV. Particularly like the "padding" feature that records a few minutes extra at the beginning and end of a programme. The remote is lightweight, some reviewers have said "cheap" but I prefer it to something too chunky, although I don't find the lay out of the buttons intuitive. I have noticed just occasionally that playing live TV can very briefly stutter, as though the signal to the TV is coming from the hard drive rather than directly from the aerial. Also, the T3R doesn't have the ability to play recordings in slow motion or frame by frame, which my old Panasonic could do, and I only occasionally miss not being able to burn recordings to DVD. Overall I am pleased with the T3R 500Gb, but why did I not spend the £10 extra and buy the 1T model - I really don't know! .
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy To Use This recorder is proving much easier to use than my previous one and has a much simpler operating format.
Date published: 2021-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good specification - competitive price! Decided to update my TV system as the Smart TV became stupid! However the picture was great - it was just that the SMART bit was not! Therefore required an up to date ancillary support unit to plug in. The Manhattan T3R fits the bill superbly! Plug in and play! Easy! Brilliant! Have now replaced old BT box that struggled and a legacy PVR bordering on ancient! Now up to date. Good service as usual from Richer Sounds - fast delivery and good support. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product at a very competitive price I bought this Manhattan PVR nearly two weeks ago, after extensive research, to replace a doddering nine year old Humax unit suffering from "skipitis" - missing sections of recordings I had made. So, no more missing bits of programmes.The Manhattan is easy to set up and user friendly to operate with a lot of features that my old Humax did not have. Thank you Richer Sounds for an excellent product at a very good price and very quick two day delivery.
Date published: 2021-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good PVR at a great price Very happy with the performance of the item up to now. Very easy to set up and use. Remote is well set out. Great price, especially when extra was taken off as a result of Richer sounds price match promise. Does not have Netflix or Now but I knew that before purchase. Wish it had a USB that played media from a stick but, again, I knew this before buying. Overall though, it does what I need it for and so I’m happy with it.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and very user friendly,y Love it. Had tech issue to begin with but customerservice were very helpful and easier.ytalked me through solution
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job efficiently! It works well and is a convenient size. Reasonably priced.
Date published: 2021-08-12
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