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Manhattan T3R 500GB

Freeview Play Recorder 500GB Hard Drive PVR
£169

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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 5 out of 5 by from Welcome Simplicity Bought to replace Sky box. Simple to set up on second tv and works well with clear onscreen graphics and info. Still to link with main tv controls but not anticipating any problem.
Date published: 2022-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use and reliable I bought this to replace a BT recorder as BT had increased their basic TV package to £10 a month. It will have paid for itself in 18 months and I have a 6 year guarantee. Not a difficult decision. I worried about how easy it would be to use. It is much easier than the BT box. Unlike the BT box you can recover something you accidentally erase. Unlike the BT bos it will also connect to the web via ethernet or wifi. Recordings of individual programs and series can be scheduled from the program guide. Recordings can be seen as one list or broken down into series, movies and trashed recordings to recover. There is also a list of all scheduled recordings which have not taken place yet. There is a digital sound output but I connect my soundbar through the TV because I watch live programs using the TV tuner. There is also an aerial pass through for the TV which is switched off by default to save power. You can easily turn this on but I prefer to use a 2 way booster instead. I already had one as the BT box was not reliable on passthrough to the TV. One thing I would like is to see a visual confirmation (eg. a light) while recordings are in progress but the recorder is reliable so that is just a peace of mind issue. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking to record freeview. The value is 4 star as I found the product more cheaply elsewhere but I decided to buy from Richer Sounds because of their high level of service and extended guarantee.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I needed to purchase a replacement to my Humax and had settled on a Manhattan. The The Deputy Manager was extremely helpful in guiding me to my chosen product which he demonstrated. The Manhattan T3R 500GB has provided far more functionality than my original model and is an excellent product.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Easy to change from my old talk talk recorder. Easy to operate
Date published: 2022-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit Bought the freesat manhatten box in the last couple of weeks. Great piece of kit and easy to set up and get going.
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freeview + recorder Brilliant service, just what I needed, easy to use
Date published: 2022-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant machine If your looking for a recorder which is not too large, easy to connect to your tv, gives you the recording facility of more than one channel and gives you catchup which my tv can’t do as it isn’t a smart one this is what you need!
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Easy to use. Unlike other PVRs, this one is totally silent.
Date published: 2022-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Which recommendation I was not aware of Richer Sounds until I saw them in the Which magazine and as I needed a new freeview recorder I thought I would give them a go. I found their website easy to use and the order went through and delivery was excellent. They will certainly be my first port of call in the future.
Date published: 2022-01-24
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what says on the box. Great Easy to use and looks great . Am very pleased with the product. Came out of the box, hooked up to the telly and off it went!
Date published: 2021-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed So far I am very impressed with both the box and the technical support from Manhattan. Great picture and sound far better than my old Panasonic box some really nice features such as if you delete a recording accidentally you can still recover it in trash. The search feature also is very good. Called technical support at Manhattan re a software upgrade , phone answered promptly very help guy on the end of the phone who helped me upgrade the box . Stayed on the phone until the process was completed. So far a very happy chappie
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Set up was easy and problem free. Delivery was prompt and arrived in time slot.
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manhatten T3R I bought this set top box recently and I am very pleased with my purchase , having used the humax box for many years found that for the past year or so did not receive hd channels very well, poor reception , but the Manhatten t3r received all channels perfectly even channels I could not receive with the humax box, so I am very pleased with this purchase and would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to buy a freeveiw set top box
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to Use This product is very easy to use. I had a bit of a problem setting up. This was due to my stupidity. Howerer I phoned the Manhattan help line and they put me right in two minutes. Once set up the product is easy to use and is great for any body wanting to maximise their use of freeview and avoid paying large amounts of money to Rupert Murdoch. I am using mine all the time
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mighty Mouse This unit replaced an elderly panasonic which was large and very slow. It also used to crash frequently. The T3R is half the size and has a very fast response time.It also has double the features and far more memory. Great buy as far as I am concerned. Full marks.
Date published: 2021-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent box Bought this 2 weeks ago so getting to grips with it. Did not know that the box had to be on to watch tv that was not through box my fault but a pain having to put box on all the time hence 4 stars. Lot better than my old humax box when it comes to recordings as it gives you the option of different time recordings when you are recording two things. All in all a good box but time will tell.
Date published: 2021-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from extremely good value based upon advice from store Delivery was very quick and the product came up to scratch
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service I accidentally ordered 2 Boxes. By the time I realised,the order was on it's way. Delivered very quickly. A phone call sorted out collection of one box and refund followed within a few days. I have shopped with Richer Sounds for years and that's the reason why. Great customer service.
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple set up even for a 70 year old Manhattan tv3 recorder.Does the job .Only 4 star because the remote control seems really cheap
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super piece of kit. Excellent PVR I bought this unit to replace my aging Humax. It works extremely well, even being able to control the television.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what we were after I bought this a few weeks ago. Just wanted ability to pause, rewind and record freeview TV and it does that great. Good storage size for the price.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samsung and Manhattan Bought a Samsung smart 50 inch TV 3 years ago. So pleased with the service.,have bought a Manhattan TR3 Would buy my items from Richer Sounds again.
Date published: 2021-03-12
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