Plaza HD-S2 software v1.23 released

Posted on Saturday March 26, 2016

This release fixes issues a bug that could cause some Octet D values to not be saved when using the Static Network Configuration mode. It's recommended for users experiencing this issue, and considered a non-critical update as the normal network mode is automatic using DHCP.

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Christmas comes twice - win a Manhattan HD-S2!

Posted on Wednesday December 16, 2015

No you're not seeing double! After the great interest in our last Christmas giveway we're now giving away two award-winning Freesat set top boxes with which to enjoy all the great festive telly. Between Thursday 17th and Monday 21st December simply follow us on Twitter @Manhattan_TV and re-tweet the competition message.

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Christmas comes early - win a Manhattan HD-T2!

Posted on Wednesday December 09, 2015

'Tis the season for great telly and we’re giving 2 lucky winners one of our award winning Freeview set top boxes with which to enjoy it.

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Plaza HD-T2 software v1.33 released

Posted on Thursday October 22, 2015

This release fixes a bug affecting the display of iPlayer's controls via SCART and removes VuTV from the Guide as the service has been discontinued.

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Plaza HD-T2 software v1.31 released

Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

This release fixes a bug affecting the volume level when using the Auto Turn On function, corrects the HD channel list in the TV Guide and updates the Manhattan & Freeview logos.

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Plaza HD-S2 software v1.19 released

Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

This release fixes issues a bug that could cause the wrong regional channels to be selected after performing a Freesat Installation. It's recommended for users experiencing this issue.

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Manhattan developing a range of Freeview Play set-top boxes

Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

Digital UK and Freeview have today announced that leading set-top box manufacturer Manhattan TV will launch a range of Freeview Play products early next year.

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Plaza HDR-S software v1.5.3 released

Posted on Monday June 22, 2015

This release fixes issues with some UHD TVs (e.g. Sony Bravia KD-49X8505B) causing the receiver to stop responding. The Installation "Signal Check" step has also been updated.

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Plaza HD-S2 software v1.18 released

Posted on Monday June 22, 2015

This release fixes issues with the Auto Turn On functionality and playback of 'itvbe' programmes in ITV Player. The Manhattan logo, Non-Freesat transponder list (used to tune non-Freesat channels) and Installation "Signal Check" step have also been updated.

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New & improved remote for Plaza HD-T2

Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

Following the great reception for the new and improved Plaza HD-S2 remote control, we are pleased to announce that the Plaza HD-T2 is now also shipping with the new remote.

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New & improved remote for Plaza HD-S2

Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Plaza HD-S2 is now shipping with a new and improved remote control.

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Plaza HD-T2 software updated to v1.22

Posted on Thursday December 18, 2014

This update improves the remote control response when navigating menus or changing channels.

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Plaza HDR-S software updated to v1.4.0

Posted on Tuesday December 02, 2014

This update corrects an intermittent issue that can cause the volume to change unexpectedly when using the MUTE and live pause functions. It is suitable for both the Plaza HDR-S 320GB and 500GB models.

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Plaza HD-T2 Software v1.19 released

Posted on Tuesday October 07, 2014

This minor update corrects an issue that can cause Auto Turn On to fail to function occasionally and makes it easier to see when Apps are selected. It's recommended only for those that have experienced an issue with the Auto Turn On functionality or have trouble seeing when Apps are selected.

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Plaza HD-S2 Software v1.15 released

Posted on Tuesday October 07, 2014

This minor update corrects an issue that can cause Auto Standby to still function intermittently even after turning it to "Off" in the Setup menu. It's recommended only for those that have experienced an issue with the Auto Standby functionality.

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Manhattan launch the Plaza HD-T2 with latest YouTube & BBC Apps

Posted on Monday June 16, 2014

The Freeview variant of the award-winning Plaza HD•S2, the ultra-compact Plaza HD•T2 comes bursting with connectivity and unique features.

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Manhattan to develop Freetime set top boxes with Freesat

Posted on Tuesday May 27, 2014

Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has announced that long term partner Manhattan Technology intends to manufacture a new line of Freetime set top boxes, building on Freesat’s award-winning and top-selling range.

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Plaza HDR-S Software v1.2.6 released with stability fixes & enhancements

Posted on Friday March 21, 2014

This update is recommended for all and includes assorted core stability and recording fixes as well as a number of software enhancements.

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Plaza HD-S2 chosen as Best Freesat Receiver in 2013 AVTech awards

Posted on Monday January 06, 2014

We're delighted to announce that the Plaza HD-S2 has been chosen as Best Freesat Receiver in the 2013 AVTech Media Awards, from the publishers of Home Cinema Choice, What Satellite & Digital TV and HiFi Choice.

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Freesat channel retune warning

Posted on Wednesday October 02, 2013

Astra and Eutelsat, the two satellite capacity providers covering the UK, have been in dispute over the rights to use certain broadcast frequencies that unfortunately affects some of the channels available on the Freesat platform. As a result, a number of channels will be changing frequencies and the transponders used to broadcast these frequencies.

We don't expect the changes to have any impact, but if you do encounter missing channels from your TV guide, put your receiver into standby for 30 seconds and then switch it back on again.  This should see everything restored, however if this does not work you'll need to do a quick retune...

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Home Cinema Choice award the Plaza HD-S2 4/5 & say it’s “excellent value”.

Posted on Wednesday October 02, 2013

Another great review for the Plaza HD-S2! Issue 226 of Home Cinema Choice, the must-buy magazine for passionate AV enthusiasts, has awarded the Plaza HD-S2 4/5 and concluded it's "a great way of watching satellite telly without subscription", "is excellent value for money" and "can't be faulted for the price".

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What Satellite call the Plaza HD-S2 “the clear choice” and award it Gold

Posted on Monday September 02, 2013

What Satellite & Digital TV magazine have awarded the Plaza HD-S2 their coveted Gold award in issue #331.

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Trusted Reviews award the Plaza HD-S2 8/10; call it “a terrific choice”

Posted on Monday September 02, 2013

Leading technology website Trusted Reviews have published a detailed review praising "unique features and solid pictures".

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Manhattan and Freesat launch the Plaza HD-S2 compact Freesat HD box

Posted on Monday August 12, 2013

The successor to the award-winning Plaza HD-S, the HD-S2 is the most compact freesat HD receiver available, and comes bursting with unique features.

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Plaza HDR-S Software v1.1.1 now available

Posted on Thursday April 18, 2013

This update is recommended for all. The tuner driver has been updated to improve tuner lock and performance, and recording related bugs have been addressed.

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New & improved remote for the Plaza HDR-S

Posted on Wednesday March 06, 2013

We've been delighted with all the positive feedback for the Plaza HDR-S, but there is no doubt people felt the original remote control lets it down. Since the start of the year all stock has been shipping with a new and improved remote, but if you have the old remote, simply contact us us with your serial number and we will send one out to you free of charge.

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Plaza HD-S Software v1.47 with updated HDMI drivers now available

Posted on Wednesday March 06, 2013

This is a non-critical update that updates the HDMI drivers for increased compatibility with new TV drivers. Only upgrade if you have experienced any audio/video problems when connecting the Plaza HD-S to your TV via HDMI.

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Plaza HD-S Software v1.46 now available with ITV Player & The Space

Posted on Monday October 22, 2012

This updated software brings the On Demand channels ITV Player and The Space to the Plaza HD-S. It is recommended for anyone that has connected their receiver to the internet. There are also assorted minor bug fixes and improvements. As requested by many users the HDMI audio has been boosted so that it is now level with the sound from most TV's internal analogue/digital tuners as well as external sources. A full list of changes is detailed in the Change Log.

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Plaza HDR-S Software v1.0.7 now available

Posted on Monday October 22, 2012

This is a minor software update and is only recommended for those who are experiencing problems with the interactive channel "The Space". You will need a USB memory stick to perform the upgrade. The stick should be formatted FAT32, and it is recommended there are no other files on the stick other than the upgrade files. Instructions are included with the download.

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Welcome to the new Manhattan website

Posted on Tuesday October 02, 2012

We apologise for the downtime during the transition to our new website but we are excited to bring you the new, streamlined Manhattan website.

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Manhattan Plaza HDR-S launched & awarded What Satellite Gold

Posted on Sunday September 09, 2012

The Plaza HDR-S freesat+ digital satellite recorder with BBC iPlayer & ITV Player is now available.

The first reviews are in with What Satellite & Digital TV issue #315 awarding it their prestigious gold award.

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