Manhattan Plaza HDR-S, Freesat HD Recorder with built in 320gb or 500gb Hard Drive for recording / PVR

Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat Set Top Box

This is the easiest way to hundreds of channels, free HD and On Demand TV, all subscription free. And as it’s Freesat+, you can pause, rewind and record live TV. This Freesat receiver will allow you to receive the standard and high definition channels available on the Freesat EPG. It performs well on the Costa Blanca.

This Freesat+ High Definition Receiver has a twin tuner and comes with either a 320GB or 500GB hard drive receiver.

This receiver will no longer support BBC iPlayer from 1st September 2016 – more information here

This version of the Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat Set Top Box was discontinued late 2015.


Automatic installation and updates

For access to over 150 Freesat channels simply connect both LNB inputs of the Plaza HDR-S to a suitable dish (an existing Sky dish can be used) and follow the on-screen setup instructions. Changes to the Freesat channel line-up are automatically detected so there is no need to re-scan when channels are added or removed.

Whisper quiet

Unlike most TV recorders 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. The AV-class hard disk uses a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor to reduce noise and increase reliability whilst IntelliSeek™ optimises seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.

Never miss a thing again

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 SD recording capacity. Support for Accurate Recording ensures you will 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.

On Demand TV with BBC iPlayer and ITV Player means that even if you do miss a programme, you can catch-up with the best of the week’s TV, at a time that suits you.

See and hear every last detail

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

Energy Saving Trust recommended

When not in use the Plaza HDR-Ss advanced power management automatically puts it into an ultra low-power standby mode that consumes less than 1W of power.


Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Connections

Manhattan Plaza HDR-S rear connections

Make a direct digital connection to your HDTV using HDMI for perfect picture and sound or use the digital optical audio output to connect to an external sound system. Those with older equipment haven’t been forgotten as the HDR-S boasts both twin SCART outputs and left/right analog audio outputs too. The ethernet port connects the Plaza HDR-S to your network and there’s a USB port for offline updates.



* In order to enjoy its recording and 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. These On
Demand services may require a VPN connection, if to be used outside the UK.


Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Features and Specifications

•320GB Hard Disk records up to 200 hours, automatically grouped by series*
•Whisper quiet operation with ultra compact fanless design
•8-day Programme Guide with Series Link
•Record two channels at the same time*
•Pause & rewind live TV*
•HDMI resolutions: 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
•Upscaling of standard definition programmes to HD
•Dolby Digital+
•On Demand TV with BBC iPlayer & ITV Player†
•Auto scan of freesat & non-freesat channels‡
•Favourites can combine freesat & non-freesat channels
•Easy access to favourites with a dedicated button on the remote to browse them
or filter the EPG
•Energy Saving Trust recommended with under 1W power consumption in standby
•Audio Description capable
•Easy-to-use Remote Control
•Front panel buttons
•HDMI cable
•Connections: HDMI, Digital Audio (Optical), Analogue Audio (RCA), USB, Twin
SCART & Ethernet
•Dimensions: W280mm, D170mm, H40mm


Manhattan Plaza HDR-S User Guide

User Guides and a Quick Start Guide for the Manhattan Plaza HDR-S

(PDF Files, open in a new window)
Download the Freesat Manhattan Plaza HDR-S User Guide v1.6