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SX Freesat HD Box

Only £69.99RRP

Where to Buy

  • Over 170 channels with 20 in stunning HD
  • No monthly bills
  • In most cases simply connect to your existing satellite dish
  • 8-day TV guide
  • Browse genres including Drama, Entertainment, Movies, Kids and your own favourites
  • Ultra compact

Already have a dish?

Do you have an existing satellite dish at your home, and you're looking to use it to get the best subscription-free TV? Our Manhattan SX Freesat HD box is the right option for you - making it a doddle to access free satellite TV in glorious HD. It makes the perfect replacement for a Sky Box or an upgrade to your existing TV.

The SX Freesat HD box comes with both an HDMI cable and an AV Kit to connect it to any kind of TV.

See & feel the difference

Connect by HDMI and experience stunning HD with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. The Manhattan SX even upscales SD channels for enhanced viewing.

The joy of free

Freesat is popular if you've moved into a new home with a satellite dish, or want to cancel an expensive satellite TV subscription. If you're looking to save some money and cancel your Sky subscription, this is the right model for you.

Love for our

“Excellent value for money. Really easy to set up. Hundreds of channels to choose from. Would recommend this item.”

CheriR's customer review of the Manhattan SX - May 2019  

Free 2-year warranty

We back the SX with a 2-year warranty and in-house technical support right here in the UK. Simply register within 30 days of purchase to activate.

Free HDMI, SCART & RCA cables

The Manhattan SX Freesat box includes a 1.2m HDMI cable for HDTVs and the Analogue AV Kit for connecting to older TVs with SCART or RCAs. If you want to know how to make an old TV HDMI compatible, we have a handy guide and a recommended kit just for you.

Confused about whether Freesat or Freeview is for you?

Before you take the plunge and buy our flagship Freesat HD box, if you want to learn more about the differences between Freesat and Freeview, we've produced a handy guide to give you the low-down on what's best for you. Check out our Freesat or Freeview page.

If you need more help, we've got a simple questionnaire that will help you find the best product for you - just check out our step-by-step online guide for finding the best TV box for you.

Yes, the Manhattan SX is a satellite only product. If you don’t have a satellite dish but do have an aerial you might prefer one of our Freeview boxes:

If you’re not sure which one would be right for you please try our matchmaker service.

No, but 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.

Yes, the SX has a power-saving feature called 'Auto Standby' that takes place after three hours when no buttons have been pressed on the remote control or front panel. The duration can be changed or Auto Standby can be turned off altogether by pressing MENU and going to: Settings > System > Auto Standby

Yes, the SX will automatically check for an update each night and install one if it’s available. This can be disabled by turning ‘Automatic Updates’ off in the System section of the Settings menu. You can also manually check for an update by selecting ‘Check for Update Now’.

Please note that unless the update is considered critical, it will only be released over the internet and not broadcast over the air, so we recommend keeping your SX connected to your internet router by Ethernet cable. If you can’t connect your SX to your router using an Ethernet cable, the update can be installed using USB instead.


    • Flexible Programme Guide displays up to 8 days ahead with extended programme information
    • Browse genres including Drama, Entertainment, Movies, Kids and your own favourites
    • Browse what's on Now & Next while watching full-screen TV
    • Set reminders for programmes with one tap – Enable the AutoTune setting and your SX will turn on automatically
  • Last channel recall
  • PIN protect channels
  • Audio Description & Subtitles
  • Interactive TV & Digital Text
  • HDMI supporting resolutions up to 1080p
  • Dolby Audio
  • Extremely low power consumption with under 0.5W in standby
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi for software updates


In the box

  • 1.2m HDMI cable
  • Analogue AV Kit to connect with SCART or RCAs
  • User Guide
  • Easy-to-use Remote Control
  • 2 AAA batteries



Power consumption

Active (no USB device):Under 13W
Active (with USB device):Under 18W
Standby:Under 0.5W


DISH IN:Connect to a roof-top satellite dish pointed at 28.2º East to receive Freesat
ETHERNET:Connect to an internet router for software updates
HDMI:Connect to an HDTV or AV receiver for HD and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound (if supported)
AV:Connect to Analogue TV inputs using the Manhattan Analogue AV Kit
USB:Insert a USB stick for offline Software Updates

User Guide

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Important Information Booklet

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* If you already have a satellite dish and cabling, in most cases you can simply plug your Freesat digital box or TV in and enjoy subscription free satellite TV.

If your dish is still under warranty (typically 12 months) we advise you check that using it to receive Freesat will not affect your warranty terms before you install any other equipment.

Please note that some satellite dishes that have been set up to receive Sky Q feature an incompatible Wideband LNB (the part that sticks out from the satellite dish), so if you are switching from Sky Q you may need a satellite installation company to change the LNB on your dish back to a Standard or Hybrid fitting in order to make it compatible with Freesat.