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The simplest way to watch your favourite shows in HD

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T1 Freeview HD Box

Only £49.99RRP

  • Over 85 channels with 15 in stunning HD*
  • Discover what's on with the beautiful 8-day TV Guide
  • Enjoy internet channels including Planet Knowledge & Ketchup TV.

Our T1 Freeview HD box offers you the simplest way to enjoy Freeview HD telly. Find out more below about the box, it's specs, and everything else you need to know to start enjoying Freeview HD right away.

See & feel the difference

Connect by HDMI and experience stunning HD with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. The T1 even upscales SD channels for enhanced viewing.

The joy of free

Freeview's 85+ TV channels have 95% of the nation’s favourite programmes, so there’s no need to pay for channels you don’t watch. Simply connect the T1 to your aerial (rooftop is best).

Love for our

“So easy to set up , easy to use, great quality”

Swami D's customer review of the Manhattan T1 - April 2019  

Internet channels

Connect by Ethernet to your home nework and enjoy a great range of channels featuring free and premium online content.

Free 2-year warranty

We back the T1 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 cable

The T1 delivers exceptional value and even includes a 1.2M HDMI cable.

No HDMI input on your TV?

The T1 was designed for HD, which requires HDMI. However, if you have an older TV that doesn’t have HDMI, the T2•R can still almost certainly be connected to it using the Manhattan Analogue AV Kit (not included). Your TV simply needs either of these inputs. If you want to know how to make an old TV HDMI compatible, we have a handy guide.

The T1 has a 3.5mm 4-pole Minijack analogue AV output that can be used to connect it to older TVs with the Manhattan Analogue AV Kit (not included). Learn more >

Connect your T1

Ensure your aerial is connected to your T1 and an HDMI or AV cable is connected from your T1 to your TV.

When your T1 is turned on, the LED on the front is blue.

Select the input on your TV

Press the GUIDE button on your T1 remote control. This displays the TV Guide, making it easy to tell when you find the right input.

To change inputs, most TV remotes use a button labelled ‘AV’, ‘SOURCE’, ‘INPUT’, or with a TV icon and arrow. Each press should cycle through your inputs. Check your TV's manual if necessary.

Once you find the input displaying the TV Guide, press EXIT and check if live TV is working. Try changing to BBC 1 by pressing '1' on the remote control. If the T1 says there is No Signal, you may have a problem with your aerial. To retune:

  • Press MENU
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Select 'Tuning'
  • Select 'Smart Retune' and follow the on-screen instructions

Yes, Freeview channels are transmitted digitally and a good aerial is required to receive channels.

Yes, the T1 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 T1 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 T1 connected to your internet router by Ethernet cable. If you can’t connect your T1 to your router using an Ethernet cable, the update can be installed using USB instead.

Yes, the T1 remote is able to learn from your TV's remote to be able to control the volume level.


    • Flexible Programme Guide displays up to 8 days ahead with extended programme information
    • Filter the channel list by your Favourites, HD Channels or Radio Channels
    • Browse what's on Now & Next while watching full-screen TV
    • One-touch settings of reminders
    • 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


In the box

  • 1.2m HDMI cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Easy-to-use Remote Control
  • 2 AAA batteries



Power consumption

Active (no USB device):Under 6W
Active (with USB device):Under 12W
Standby:Under 0.5W


AERIAL IN:Connect to an aerial to receive Freeview TV
LOOP OUT:Connect to a TV to use its internal tuner
ETHERNET:Connect to an internet router for connected channels
HDMI:Connect to an HDTV for HD and Dolby Digital 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

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