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The simplest way to record, pause & rewind live TV

Connect to an aerial

T2•R Freeview HD

  • Record, pause & rewind over 85 TV channels
  • Record up to 300 hours to the 500GB Hard Drive
  • Control your TV’s volume, power & input selection with our easy-to-use learning remote

Never miss a moment

Record the entire series

Want to record an entire series? The T2•R will record every episode in just a tap.

Pause & rewind live TV

Whether you need to make a cup of tea or skip back and replay a great moment, the T2•R is always recording the channel you’re watching.

Recording that’s smart

Record two programmes at once. Need to record more? The T2•R will suggest alternative broadcasts to make it work.

See & feel the difference

Connect by HDMI and experience stunning HD with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. The T2•R 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 T2•R to your aerial (rooftop is best).

Learning Remote

Our learning remote has a spacious, clean layout and sleek, rounded shape that sits perfectly in your hand. And because it can control your TV’s volume, power and input selection, you won’t need another remote.

Love for our

“This twin-tuner PVR succeeds when it comes to ease of use.”

HCC review of the Manhattan T2•R - January 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 T2•R 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 T2•R delivers exceptional value and even includes a 1.2M HDMI cable.

No HDMI input on your TV?

The T2•R 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.

Learn more

If you’re buying one of our Freeview boxes you’ll need a rooftop aerial for live TV and radio channels. If you don’t have an aerial, but do have a satellite dish, you might prefer the Manhattan SX Freesat HD Box, which gives you access to hundreds of TV and radio channels and is a great cost-effective replacement for sky customers who’ve ended their subscription.

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 - with the T2•R you get access to our Live Pause Feature. This makes it a doddle for you to pause and rewind shows in real time, and unlike other boxes, our Live Pause doesn’t need you to anticipate when you’ll want to rewind, meaning all it takes is the press of a button to go back and see a great moment over and over again.

Yes, the T2•R 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 T3•R remote is able to learn from your TV's remote to be able to control the volume level.

Yes, the T2•R 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 T2•R connected to your internet router by Ethernet cable. If you can’t connect your T2•R to your router using an Ethernet cable, the update can be installed using USB instead.


    • Filter the Guide by your Favourites, HD Channels or Radio Channels
    • 500GB Hard Drive: Record up to 300 hours
    • Intuitive recordings menu organised into categories & series
    • Option to always record in HD (when available)
  • Browse what’s on while watching full screen TV
  • HDMI supporting resolutions up to 1080p
  • Subtitles & Audio Description
  • Dolby Audio
  • Interactive TV & Digital Text


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 13W
Active (with USB device):Under 18W
Standby:Under 0.5W


AERIAL IN:Connect to a roof-top aerial to receive Freeview *
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 or AV Receiver for HD and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound (when supported)
OPTICAL:Connect to an AV Receiver or external sound system for Dolby Digital surround sound (when supported)
AV:Connect to Analogue TV inputs using the Manhattan Analogue AV Kit
USB:Insert a USB stick for offline Software Updates

Get Started

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Important Information Booklet

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The Freeview service and channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time. Aerial upgrade and/or receiver may be required. Visit