' Only being able to record 2 channels at once seems a big disadvantage ' I think that all changes sometime in September with an upgrade.An excellent review. I've owned both the T3-R and the Humax. On paper the Humax is the better box, but in reality it is sluggish and unreliable. Only being able to record 2 channels at once seems a big disadvantage for the T3-R, but in reality I rarely found it a problem, either using +1 channels or catch-up apps instead. IMHO the T3-R is a great piece of kit.
' Only being able to record 2 channels at once seems a big disadvantage ' I think that all changes sometime in September with an upgrade.
I am sure the last blurb I received from Manhattan stated recording of 3 programmes would be possible after the September update.Currently you can record two channels, and can play back a recording.
After the update, instead of playing back a recording, you can watch a third channel (provided it is on the same mux as one of the two you are recording). You still can only record 2 channels.
I'm not sure why the update doesn't allow recording 3 or even 4 channels (on the same 2 muxes), but i guess the box can't cope with the load. Anyway, as I said previously, its not a big deal with catch-up apps available.
You can use this with a projector, the HDMI outputs everything (broadcast TV, recordings and apps).This may be a strange question, but could I use this as a freeview box to a projector?
Could I go aerial in to the Manhattan, then HDMI out to the projector to watch terrestrial broadcasts as they are being shown? or does the HDMI only output recorded content from the HDD?
I have a Panasonic which i bought about seven years ago which i still use and it works perfectly.There are still Panasonics around and available on Currys website. I recently gave my 4 year old HD 500Gb HWT130EB to a local charity shop and was surprised to see that Currys are still selling it at £179. There is a similar model 150EB also available at John Lewis. I think this market will open up again for people who can no longer afford cable and Sky subscriptions. The Panasonic gave me good service and never failed.