Manhattan Plaza HDR-S HD Freesat Receiver and PVR with Built-In 320GB HDD

June 23, 2013 - Comment

** Now shipping with a new and improved remote control ** The 8-day Programme Guide with Series Link makes it easy to find what you want to watch or record and the 320GB Hard Disk gives you up to 200 hours of recording capacity. Support for Accurate Recording ensures you’ll never miss the start or

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** Now shipping with a new and improved remote control **

The 8-day Programme Guide with Series Link makes it easy to find what you want to watch or record and the 320GB Hard Disk gives you up to 200 hours of recording capacity. Support for Accurate Recording ensures you’ll never miss the start or end of a programme (requires broadcaster support) and the Plaza HDR-S keeps things organised for you by automatically grouping your recordings by series.

You can pause, record and rewind live TV at the touch of a button and even watch a recording at the same time as recording two channels. If you want to record more the intelligent conflict resolution will try and find alternative times that one of the programmes is being transmitted and offer to record that instead.

Connect by HDMI to a suitable TV and enjoy free HD channels with cinema-quality Dolby Digital Plus sound (when broadcast). Even standard channels look fantastic thanks to advanced up-conversion to HD.

Create a list of your favourite channels and then easily find what you want to watch using the dedicated button on the remote to either show only those channels in the Programme Guide or cycle thru your favourite channels using the Channel Banner.

If over 150 Freesat channels are not enough the Plaza HDR-S can automatically add hundreds more non-Freesat? channels. Combine them with freesat channels on your favourites list for true power viewing.

* In order to enjoy its recording & live pause capabilities, both the LNB IN 1 and LNB IN 2 sockets at the back of the receiver must be connected to your dish. Programmes cannot be recorded with only one LNB input connected.

? The Plaza HDR-S must be connected via Ethernet to a minimum actual broadband speed of 2Mbps for On Demand TV services.

? Non-Freesat channels are not listed in the Programme Guide.

Product Features

  • Pause, rewind & record up to 200 hours of live TV. With dual tuners you can even record two channels at the same time*
  • On Demand TV with BBC iPlayer & ITV Player lets you catch-up with the best of the week’s TV, at a time that suits you?
  • Enjoy HD channels with cinema-quality Dolby Digital + sound.
  • The most compact freesat+ available, the Plaza HDR-S is whisper quiet in operation due to its fanless design and use of the latest hard disk technology from Western Digital.
  • Now with a new and improved remote control!

Comments

Fiona S says:

Good looking box with simple easy operations I am very pleased with this box. It has a well designed simplicity to it. I especially like that the guide can show JUST your favourite channels. This is worth its weight in gold. The remote control also has a well thought out layout, is good looking and quite ergonomic. However, a cover for it would be an added bonus (like the covers for mobile phones). I’m not sure if such a thing exists for remote controls but it would make handling easier and a pleasure.I’m loving this box!

Frenchy says:

Easy to set up and to operate, Instructions for the non technically minded superb Arrived in perfect condition and was set up in about ten minutes. The instructions are comprehensive and clearly written. It performs well and has all the features of more expensive boxes. Perhaps the hard drive could have a larger capacity, but for us this is not a problem. All in all we are very satisfied with this receiver.

mike65 says:

Quality sound and vision at a good price This is my first Freesat box of any type so I can’t make any comparisons, that said on its own merits this is a good piece of kit. It a very unobtrusive box – small, light and virtually silent with the sole light a subtle shade of red/blue (depending on mode), the set up was painless and quick with the integration of the non Freesat channels onto the favourites list very easy (having them all on the one list is definitely a plus point). Scrolling through the channels and accessing of EPG details is not as quick/slick as that of SKY. I don’t know if that is down to the Freesat software or Manhattans implementation of same, I have noticed that downloading the programme guide data is slower than SKY when looking ahead.Picture and sound are first class the HD image is crisp while the upscaled SD picture is notably good if the source is in any way decent (for example the dreadful VHS quality Baywatch tapes on Men & Movies still look awful but Playboy chat looks pretty decent -…

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