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Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Freesat Box


Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Freesat Box

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

The Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 allows you to easily create up to eight lists of your favourite channels, then use them to filter the Programme Guide, so you only see the ones you want to.

If over 150 Freesat channels are not enough, you can automatically add hundreds more non-Freesat channels, and combine them with Freesat channels on the same favourites lists.


The Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 even helps save you money thanks to its extremely low power consumption (less than 0.5W in standby), and comes recommended by the Energy Saving Trust.

The Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 offers good quality SD and high quality HD picture and sound and a straight forward epg and menu service, allowing you to find the channels you want with minimal fuss.

“This bargain Freesat HD box gives you lots of entertainment at a low price” – Computer Shopper, October 2013

“Unlike many older and cheaper set-top boxes, the Plaza HD-S2 is compatible with all the current HD channels available on Freesat” – Computeractive Magazine, October 2013


Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Rear Connections

On the back of the Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 is a decent selection of sockets for the money, including an HDMI v1.3 output, Scart output (which can be connected to an older TV or external recorder), optical digital audio output, Ethernet and an LNB input. There’s a USB port too, but don’t get too excited as it’s only used for upgrading the unit’s software – it doesn’t support media playback, Wi-Fi dongles or HDD recording.

This receiver will no longer support BBC iPlayer from 1st September 2016 – more information here


Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Information and Technical Specifications

Tuner typeFreesat HD
Number of tuners1
Number of channelsOver 200
Built-in hard driveNo
Programme guide8-day
Sound typeStereo
Noise reductionDolby Digital Plus
TV standardsPAL 1
USB file playbackFor software upgrade only
Other featuresOver 200 TV and radio channels
Internet connectionEthernet
Smart TV services
Internet browsingNo
App availableNo
Remote recordingNo
Video connections– HDMI x 1
– SCART x 1
– USB 2.0 x 1
– LNB in x 1
– Ethernet x 1
Audio outputOptical SPDIF audio out x 1
DLNA compatibleNo
Power consumptionMaximum 20 W (LNB 350 mA)
Accessories included– Remote
– HDMI cable
Dimensions49 x 210 x 147 mm (H x W x D)
Weight550 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee1 year


Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 User Guides

User Guides and a Quick Start Guide for the Manhattan Plaza HD-S2

(PDF Files, open in a new window)

Download the Freesat Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Quick Start Guide
Download the Freesat Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 User Guide


Manhattan Plaza HD-S2 Set UP Video


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