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Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play 4K Smart Recorder 500GB

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The significance of this will, to a certain extent, be determined by the size of screen with which you intend to partner this box. That’s going to be an instant deal-breaker for anyone who was looking for the ultimate all-in-one model to do battle against the big-name subscription TV set-top boxes. My lg tv can for youtube but not recordings and I have an old now tv black box but the youtube app does not support changing playback speed. What would be great would be the ability to have Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ on the box also then it would be full package for media playback also. I've never used a T3-R but what impressed me was that Manhattan were actively developing and supporting it.

The T3-R is 4K and HDR – that’s to say, HDR10 and HLG – ready, although the catch is that there’s no 4K carried over the air on the Freeview platform. Explore your favourite channels with the Channel view or use the Grid view for a broader look at what's on. Digital TV tuners:** three | **Processor:** quad-core CPU | **Resolution output:** 720p/1080i/1080p/2160p | **Smart features:** Record, pause and rewind live TV (2 hrs), EPG with 7-day catch-up | **Storage:** 500GB (300 hours) or 1TB (600 hours) | **Ports:** HDMI 2.

I’ve had a Humax 5000T for quite some time now and although it may be a little bit slow at turning on sometimes, I’ve never really had any problems with it. They last for ever, one has stuff from the 2012 Olympics on it (some in 3D, if anyone remembers the Beeb sending that over-the-air).

With a quad-core CPU, The T3-R’s speed is comparable to the newest TV streamers out there, and truly feels like a modern device, and not an ancient set-top box like some others do. I admit I was a fierce critic of Humax in this forum for their apparent development and support abandonment of the 4000T/5000T. I have had theT3-R for a couple of weeks and have been surprised I have not found it a problem even though I previously had the 3 tuner Humax 5000. Pause and rewind live TV, record two programmes at once and record entire series at the touch of a button.Additionally, a “Go To” button lets you jump to an exact point in the recorded content – very useful if you’re looking for something specific.

Connecting all our boxes to the internet is also the easiest way for them to receive software updates, ensuring you’re always receiving our latest and greatest service.No chapter breaks, but you can skip forward/back by, I think, up to a minute, by pressing right/left on the d-pad.

It all looks stunning, but it’s mainly a screensaver replacement and not content you’re actually going to sit down and watch.

However, there are a few dirty secrets about the Manhattan T3-R you need to know before you jump ship and go subscription-free.

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