User Guide
Plaza HD T2
Freeview HD Receiver with Apps
WELCOME
FURTHER INFORMATION
Thanks for buying this Manhattan Plaza HD•T2 Freeview receiver,
designed to provide you with the best in digital TV, radio and apps.
FREEVIEW
Connect to a suitable HD-ready television using HDMI for
breathtaking high definition digital pictures and digital sound.
To help make watching TV even more enjoyable, the Plaza HD•T2
is flexible and customisable:
You can get more information and help
from the Freeview website at:
www.freeview.co.uk
• Create lists of your favourite channels and then use them to see only the channels you want to in the Programme Guide (see p22).
MANHATTAN
• Add reminders in the Guide with just the press of a button so you never miss your favourite shows (see p20).
Please visit our website or call us for more information and help.
We recommend you sign up to our mailing list to receive the
latest information about your product including news of software
updates.
• Catch up with the best of the week’s TV using iPlayer and explore the largest collection of online video with YouTube.
Please take the time to read this user guide carefully before
installing or using the unit, and keep it for future reference.
Web:
www.manhattan-tv.com
Phone: 020 8450 0005
If you experience any difficulties connecting or using the Plaza
HD•T2, please see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this
guide and then if you still need help, contact us.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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CONTENTS
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In The Box 5
Your receiver 6
Remote control 8
Preparation
10
The aerial 10
Connecting your receiver 10
Switching on 11
Tuning in 12
Everyday Use14
Turning on the receiver 14
Changing channels 14
Changing the volume 15
Browsing bar
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Subtitles and Audio Description (AD) 16
Using the channel list 17
Searching for a channel 17
Using the programme guide 18
Using Apps 20
Interactive TV services 20
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Advanced Use21
Using the favourites lists 21
The lock PIN 23
Display mode 23
Changing the channel list 23
Using the setup menus 24
General menu section 24
- Subtitles 25
- Subtitle language 25
- Information 25
Picture menu section 25
- Screen type 26
- Display mode 26
- HDMI resolution 26
- SCART mode 26
Sound menu section 27
- Audio language 27
- Audio description 27
- Audio description volume 27
- Dolby digital 27
- Lip sync delay 28
- Balance 28
continued...
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CONTENTS
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Advanced Use (continued)
Time menu section 28
- Auto standby 28
- Sleep timer 28
- Auto turn on 28
- Auto turn off 28
System menu section 29
- Retune 29
- Manual scan 29
- Network configuration 30
- 5V antenna power 30
- RF loopthrough in standby 30
- Parental guidance 30
- Set lock PIN 30
- Software update via OAD 31
- OAD software manual scan 31
- Software update via USB 31
- Restore factory default 31
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Connecting To Your Network32
Automatic (DHCP) 32
Manual (Static) 33
Appendix A Safety 34
Appendix B Troubleshooting 38
Appendix C Specifications 41
Guarantee & Legal 42
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In The Box
2nd Generation Remote Control
Manhattan Plaza HD-T2 & HD-S2
File Version: v3
Date: 8/5/15
Author: Alex Arbab-Zadeh
In your Plaza HD•T2 Freeview receiver pack you should
find the following items:
Color Guide
Plaza HD-T2
Plaza HD-S2
Remote Codes
Rear Layout
Plaza HD-T2 Inverted
Plaza HD-S2 Inverted
Pantone 1797 CP
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Pantone Yellow C
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Pantone Cool Grey 1C
Button labels
(e.g. GUIDE, MENU, etc)
1C
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Pantone 1797CP
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Remote body Pantone Black C
with Matte finish
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Additional Info
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“nib” of 0.7m hight and width.
The position is marked with
the grey circle.
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CUSTOMER 00FF
CODE
Quick Start Guide
Main User Guide
HDMI cable to connect to
an HD-ready TV
Batteries for the
remote control
Remote control
Plaza HD•T2 receiver
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YOUR RECEIVER
Manhattan Plaza HD•T2
Front
POWER INDICATOR LIGHT
(red for standby, green for on)
CHANNEL CHANGE UP/DOWN
Change channels up and down
STANDBY
Switch the receiver on and off
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Manhattan Plaza HD•T2
Rear
ANTENNA IN
Input for connection
to your aerial
AUDIO (L) & (R)
Analogue audio outputs for
connection to a sound system
VIDEO
Composite video output for
connection to a non-HD television
POWER CABLE
For connection to a
mains plug socket
ANTENNA OUT
Output for connection
to the RF input of
your television
SCART
Output for
connection to a
non-HD television
ETHERNET
Network socket for connection
to your router & the internet
HDMI
Output for connection to an
HD-ready television
COAXIAL S/PDIF
Digital audio output for connection
to a surround sound system
USB
Socket for upgrading the
receiver’s software
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Rear Layout
Plaza HD-T2 Inverted
Plaza HD-S2 Inverted
REMOTE CONTROL
Plaza HD•T2
Standby - switches the receiver on and off.
Mute - silences the receiver’s sound.
0, 1 … 9 - buttons to directly select channels and enter
numeric values in the set-up menus.
Switches back to the last channel watched.
Displays your favourites lists and adds channels to them in
the channel list.
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MENU Displays the main menu screen.
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Displaystuvchannel
and programme information.
Up, down, left, right - move the highlight bar
in menus and in the programme guide, and allow
you to browse the channels and programmes.
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OK Selects the option in a menu.
LIST Displays the channel list.
GUIDE Displays the programme guide.
BACK Exits a menu and returns to the main menu.
EXIT Exits a menu and returns to normal TV viewing.
P
P Switches to the next or previous channel. Moves one
page up or down in the channel list and programme guide.
AD Turns on or off audio description.
MODE Switches between available screen display modes.
SUB Turns on or off subtitles.
TEXT Displays interactive and digital text services (where
available).
Opens YouTube
APPS Open Apps menu.
V
Turns the volume up.
V
Turns the volume down.
Red, green, yellow, blue
– Chooses options within menus.
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Preparation
This section explains how to set up your Plaza HD•T2
to receive Freeview channels.
CONNECTING YOUR RECEIVER
Place your Plaza HD•T2 receiver on a firm, level surface close to the
television, a mains electricity socket, and the cable from the aerial.
(See Appendix A – Safety.)
THE AERIAL
To receive Freeview, you must connect your Plaza HD•T2 receiver
to an appropriate TV aerial that has been correctly installed. If
your aerial is unable to provide adequate signal, it may need to be
realigned. Please consult a professional.
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Connect the cable from your aerial to the ANT IN socket at the
back of the Plaza HD•T2. If you also want to use your television’s
internal tuner, you can optionally connect a cable from the ANT
OUT socket at the back of the Plaza HD•T2 to the appropriate
input on your television. Please note that to conserve energy, by
default this output is disabled when the Plaza HD•T2 is in standby.
You can enable it in the System section of the Setup menu (please
see page 30).
Ensure your television is turned off and connect the HDMI cable
supplied between the HDMI socket at the back of your Plaza HD•T2
receiver and an HDMI socket on your television. There may be more
than one HDMI socket on your television. If you are not sure which
to use, check the television’s manual.
HINT: If your television has no HDMI socket, then it must
be connected to the receiver by SCART or RCA cable, and
you will not be able to watch Freeview channels in high
definition.
If your receiver is not located near your hub or router, you could use
HomePlug powerline adapters to extend your home network using
the ring main of your house. Another option is to use a Wireless
Ethernet Bridge to bridge the Ethernet socket of the Plaza HD•T2
to Wi-Fi, enabling it to connect wirelessly to your home network.
For more information, please consult with your installer or retailer.
If you require support for these devices, you will need to contact
the manufacturer. The Plaza HD•T2 does not support USB Wi-Fi
dongles.
SWITCHING ON
Plug the power cable from the rear of the Plaza HD•T2 into an
available mains socket that is turned off.
You can also connect the Plaza HD•T2 receiver to a stereo or surround
sound system, so that you can listen to the TV sound through the
sound system instead of (or as well as) the television’s speakers.
If you connect a coaxial S/PDIF lead (not supplied) between the
S/PDIF sockets on your receiver and digital sound system, you can
listen to the TV sound in digital audio quality, or even in surround
sound, depending on the broadcast and your sound system.
To use apps such as BBC iPlayer or YouTube, the Plaza HD•T2 must
be connected to your internet router or hub using an ethernet cable
(not supplied). Plug one end of the ethernet cable into the ETHERNET
socket at the back of the Plaza HD•T2, and the other into your hub or
router. Make sure the connections are fully pushed in - you’ll hear a click
as they lock into place. Consult your router or hub’s documentation for
further guidance.
Take off the battery compartment cover from the back of the
Plaza HD•T2 remote control by lifting it up while pushing the catch.
Insert the two AAA batteries supplied, as shown on the inside of
the compartment, and replace the compartment cover.
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SWITCHING ON (continued)
Turn on your TV set and choose the HDMI input (see your
television’s manual for guidance).
After a few seconds, the receiver’s first Freeview installation
screen shown below will appear on the television screen:
HINT: If you do not see this screen on your television, see
‘Troubleshooting’ on page 36.
TUNING IN
Switch on the mains socket the Plaza HD•T2 is connected to.
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When the first installation step is displayed, use the or buttons
to select the screen format of your television (16:9 Widescreen or
the squarer 4:3 Traditional). Then press the button to highlight
the HDMI Resolution selection box, and use the or buttons
to select the correct resolution for your television. Press
to
select the “Next” button and then press OK to display the next
installation step.
HINT: You should set the HDMI resolution to the highest
that your television can display (see your television’s
manual). If in doubt, set the resolution to 720p.
The setup completion screen confirms the lock PIN you have set.
Press the OK button and your Plaza HD•T2 receiver is now ready
for you to watch Freeview digital TV.
Your Plaza HD•T2 receiver will scan for channels, displaying the
total number of TV, radio and data channels found. When the scan
is complete, press OK to proceed to the next step.
To use the receiver’s parental guidance function, locked channels
or restore to factory default, you need to create a PIN. Enter your
choice of PIN by pressing the required number button 0, 1 … 9
for each of the four PIN digits, then press OK to proceed.
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Everyday Use
This section describes the day-to-day use of your Plaza
HD•T2 receiver – how to select the channels that you
want to watch, view the programme schedules, and
control the basic features.
TURNING ON THE RECEIVER
Press the button on the remote control or the button on the
front of the receiver. The power light on the front panel changes
from red to green when the receiver is powered up.
CHANGING CHANNELS
Step through the channels by pressing the P or P buttons on
the remote control or the
and
buttons on the front of the
Plaza HD•T2 receiver.
If you know the channel’s number, you can switch directly to the
channel you want by using the number buttons on the remote
control. As you enter a channel number, each digit appears at
the top left of the screen to show the number button you have
pressed.
Press the
button to switch from the channel you are currently
watching to the channel you were watching before.
You can turn off the Plaza HD•T2, so it goes into standby, by pressing
the button on the remote control or the button on the receiver.
When the receiver is in standby, the power light on the front panel
turns red. The Plaza HD•T2 uses less power when in standby.
HINT: You should leave the Plaza HD•T2 receiver plugged in
with the socket switched on, at all times (except when there
is lightning – see Appendix A). When you are not using the
receiver, put it in standby by pressing the button on the
remote control or the button on the front of the receiver.
HINT: To save power, the Plaza HD•T2 receiver will automatically
switch to standby if it is not used for a long time. This feature
can be disabled – see the Advanced Use section of this guide.
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HINT: There are some channel numbers missing in the
channel list because spaces are left for future channels to
join Freeview.
HINT: If you enter a number that does not exist, the
channel will not change.
There are other ways to change channel:
• Use the browsing bar at the bottom of the screen (see below)
• Use the on-screen channel list (see page 17)
• Use the programme guide (see page 18)
CHANGING THE VOLUME
You can increase or decrease the volume by using the V and V
buttons on the remote control. The sound is silenced by pressing
the button and restored to its previous level by pressing the
button again.
BROWSING BAR
Whenever you change channel, the Plaza HD•T2 briefly displays a
browsing bar at the bottom of the screen that contains information
about the current channel and programme. You can press the
button at anytime to display the bar again.
It shows:
• the name and number of the channel
• the name of the programme you are watching
• the start and finish time of the programme
• the progress through the programme
• the date and time
HINT: You can also display the browsing bar by pressing
or on the remote control while you are watching TV.
The information bar may also display symbols to indicate:
The programme is in High Definition.
Subtitles are available.
Audio Description is available.
Dolby Digital audio is available.
Parental guidance is advised as the programme contains
language or scenes that may not be suitable for children
(press for further details).
The channel is locked (see the Advanced Use section).
An HD version is available on another channel (press for
further details).
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While the bar is displayed, press the button to see details of the
next programme, and the button to go back again. To see what is
on another channel, press the or buttons. To change to this
channel, press OK while the bar is still displayed. To remove the
bar from the screen at anytime, press EXIT.
While the browsing bar is displayed, press again to display more
information about the selected programme, including a short
summary. Pressing the button once more removes the extra
information from the screen.
SUBTITLES AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION
Many Freeview programmes are broadcast with subtitles for
people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Channels with subtitles
available show the
symbol in the information bar.
To turn on subtitles, press the SUB button. If subtitles are
available for the current programme, a notification will be
displayed showing “Subtitles On”. If subtitles are not available for
the current programme, the notification will show “Subtitles On
but unavailable with this programme”. When the next programme
you watch has subtitles, they will then be displayed. To turn
subtitles off, press the SUB button.
Some programmes have an extra soundtrack to tell people who are
blind or partially sighted what is happening on screen. Channels
symbol in the
with this audio description available show the
information bar.
HINT: When the extra programme information is displayed,
you can still press or to see what is on now or next and
and to see what is on other channels.
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To turn on audio descripton, press the AD button. If audio
description is available for the current programme, a notification
will be displayed showing “Audio Description On”. If audio
description is not available for the current programme, the
notification will show “Audio Description On but unavailable with
this programme”. When the next programme you watch has audio
description, it will then be heard. To turn audio description off,
press the AD button.
USING THE CHANNEL LIST
Display the on-screen channel list by pressing the LIST button on
the remote control. This lists the channels on the left-hand side of
the screen, in number order, and displays a preview window of the
currently selected channel on the right-hand side of the screen.
You can return to watching TV at any time by pressing the EXIT
button.
Use the
or
buttons on the remote control to highlight a
channel then press OK to view it in the preview window. Press OK
again to exit the channel list and watch the channel full-screen.
HINT: Move a page at a time through the channel list by
using the P and P buttons.
TV, radio and data channels are stored in separate lists. Switch
between them by pressing the or buttons. The name of the list
is displayed at the top of the screen.
SEARCHING FOR A CHANNEL
You can search for a channel by name, or a part of its name. Press
the green button while on the channel list screen and enter the
word that you want to search for using the on-screen keyboard.
The receiver shows a list of all channels with the search word
within their name, for you to choose from in the normal way. You
can press or to see the search results for the different channel
lists. Press
to clear the search.
HINT: You can also display the channel list by pressing the
OK button while watching TV.
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USING THE PROGRAMME GUIDE
The Plaza HD•T2 guide is used to display details of all programmes
on in the week ahead and to open Apps such as BBC iPlayer or
YouTube.
Open the guide selection screen by pressing the GUIDE button on
the remote control. You will see available apps and lists for All, TV,
HD, Radio and Data channels as well as any favourites lists that
you have created (see p22 for more about favourites lists).
To view the programmes on a channel list or open an App, use
, , to make your selection and then press OK.
HINT: Data channels are interactive channels that may
require an Internet connection to function.
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HINT: You can skip straight to the programme guide for
all channels by pressing the GUIDE button a second time.
The programme guide shows a table of the programmes, with
each page showing eight channels over a two-hour period
Information on the highlighted programme is shown above the
table and you can read a full summary by pressing the button.
Press again to remove the summary box.
The current date and time is displayed at the top right of the
screen and a red line at the top of the table shows the present
time in the schedule.
You look through the scheduled programmes using the and
buttons to move through the channels and the and buttons to
highlight programmes showing at different times.
switches to the relevant channel. In the programme guide a
shown next to a programme with a reminder set.
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HINT: You can jump through the list more quickly using the
P or P buttons to move to the next or previous page.
The green and red buttons move the highlight bar through
the schedule two hours forward or back, and the blue and
yellow buttons move a day forward or back.
As you move the highlight bar through the schedule, the
programme summary shown above the list changes to reflect the
programme highlighted.
Press OK to switch the receiver to the channel and programme
highlighted. If the programme is on at the time, the receiver will
switch to that channel immediately.
HINT: Programmes in standard definition that are also
available on another channel in HD are labelled in the
symbol. You can see the time and
schedules with an
channel that the HD version is broadcast by highlighting
the programme and pressing .
If the programme is scheduled for later on, a reminder is set so
that when the programme is about to start, a message is displayed
on-screen and, after a few seconds, the receiver automatically
You can see a list of all the programmes with reminders set
by pressing the
button, and you can cancel a reminder by
highlighting it and pressing the red button. Pressing
again or
BACK leaves the reminder list and returns to the programme guide.
You can also cancel a reminder by highlighting the programme in
the programme guide and pressing OK again.
You can set as many reminders as you want but if you try to set a
reminder on one channel for the same time as one you have already
set on another channel, a warning is displayed on the screen.
You leave the programme guide and return to watching TV by
pressing BACK or EXIT button.
HINT: If you have set a reminder for a program that comes
on whilst you are using an App, the Plaza HD-T2 will exit
the App and switch to that program automatically.
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USING APPS
INTERACTIVE TV SERVICES
Your Plaza HD•T2 must have a working internet connection to
use Apps (see pages 10 & 11 for how to connect the Plaza HD•T2
to your network). YouTube can be opened at anytime by pressing
the
button on the remote control. To open other Apps, press
the APPS or GUIDE button, highlight the App you want to open
and press OK. To exit an App, press the EXIT button.
Several Freeview channels broadcast a range of digital text
and interactive services, such as news, weather, games, sports
information and video, alongside normal TV. If interactive services
are available, they will be indicated by an on-screen prompt –
usually a red button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Apps, even those from the same provider such as the BBC, all
work slightly differently, and can be updated and changed by the
provider at any time. Section 7 “Use Apps” of the Quick Start Guide
has some basic help for iPlayer and YouTube that is correct at the
time of printing. For further assistance, please visit our website
(www.manhattan-tv.com) or the provider of the App.
A great feature of YouTube on the Plaza HD•T2 is that it can be
controlled by the YouTube App on your smartphone or tablet. When
using the YouTube App on a device that is connected to the same
network as the Plaza HD•T2, the “Send to TV” icon will be displayed.
“Send to TV” icon
If you tap this icon, videos will playback via the Plaza HD•T2 on
your TV instead of your device and you can use the video controls
on your device to play, pause, stop or seek within the video. Please
note that if using an iPhone, you may need to install YouTube first
from the App Store.
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You can use the interactive options by pressing TEXT or the red
button while watching the TV channel. This will display a menu of
the services available.
When you have finished with the interactive services, return to
watching normal TV by pressing TEXT again or the EXIT button.
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Advanced Use
This section explains how to get the most out of your
Plaza HD•T2 receiver.
USING THE FAVOURITES LISTS
The favourites lists make it easier for you to choose the channel
that you want to watch, by limiting the on-screen list to just a few
channels, such as those of a particular type, or that one member
of the family watches the most.
The Plaza HD•T2 provides five favourites lists, and it only takes a
short time to set up the lists before they can be used. First, display
the channel list, by pressing the LIST button.
Highlight the channel that you want to include in a favourites list,
button to show the five lists available. Highlight
and press the
the list that you want to include the channel in and press to add
the channel to that list (a star will appear next to it). You can add
a channel to as many lists as you like. Channels can be removed
from favourites lists by highlighting a list and pressing the
button again. Press OK to store the changes to the lists, or press
BACK to cancel.
You can rename the favourites lists to suit their contents (for example,
the type of channels in the list, or the name of person who has chosen
them). With the list highlighted, press the red button and enter the
name that you want for that list using the on-screen keyboard.
Once favourites lists have had channels assigned to them, they
can be used in three ways.
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1 . In the channel list, favourites lists can be selected in the same
way as the Freeview TV, radio and data channel lists, by pressing
the or buttons. Press OK to view a selected channel,
to
change the favourites lists it is assigned to, or PIN lock it by
pressing the yellow button. Red deletes the selected channel from
the current favourites list and green renames the current list.
2. During normal TV viewing, you can quickly choose a channel
from the favourites lists by pressing the
button. Use or
to switch to the other lists, highlight the channel you want to
watch, then press OK.
3. The programme guide can be filtered to only display the channels
on a favourites list. Press GUIDE then highlight the list you
want to choose, and press OK. Press BACK from the guide to
choose a different list.
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HINT: The channels in a favourites list appear in the same
order as in the normal channel list, regardless of the order
you added them.
THE LOCK PIN
Some of the Plaza HD•T2’s menu functions can be locked to
avoid accidental changes to the receiver’s setup, and you can lock
particular channels to prevent some family members, such as
children, from watching them.
To use a locked menu function or watch a locked channel, you need
to enter the four-digit PIN that you set when you first installed the
Plaza HD•T2. You can change the lock PIN, without re-installing
the receiver, as explained later in this section.
If you have set up your receiver for a 16:9 Widescreen TV, the
options are:
• Auto - the broadcaster chooses the best display format.
• Widescreen - a 4:3 broadcast is stretched to fill the 16:9 screen.
• Pillarbox – a 4:3 broadcast is shown unaltered with black bars
on each side.
If you have set up your receiver for a 4:3 Traditional TV, the options are:
• Auto - the broadcaster chooses the best display format.
• Centre Cut-out - a 16:9 broadcast is cropped to show only the centre of the image.
• Letterbox - a 16:9 broadcast is shown unaltered with black bars above and below it.
CHANGING THE CHANNEL LIST
The channel list contains all the Freeview channels that the Plaza
HD•T2 found when it was first installed, and may include some
channels that you do not watch, do not want to include in the onscreen list, or do not want some members of your family to watch.
DISPLAY MODE
Most Freeview programmes are broadcast using a widescreen 16:9 format,
designed for a widescreen TV. If you watch a widescreen broadcast on a
squarer 4:3 television, or a 4:3 broadcast on a widescreen TV, the Plaza
HD•T2 provides a choice of how the image is displayed. Pressing the
MODE button will take you through the three available options.
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If you want to alter the channel list, first press the LIST button to
display the channel list screen. To remove a channel, highlight it
and press the red button to delete the channel. You need to confirm
your choice to ensure you don’t delete a channel accidentally.
USING THE SETUP MENUS
You display the Plaza HD•T2’s setup menu by pressing the MENU
button on the remote control. This shows the five sections in a bar
across the top of the screen with the first section highlighted in
red. The menu options for the highlighted section are listed below,
along with a picture representing that section.
You can choose between the menu sections by pressing the or
buttons to move the highlight along the section bar. You choose
an option within the section shown by pressing the
button
to move the highlight bar through the option list. Some of the
selections available from different menu sections are for advanced
use of the Plaza HD•T2. We recommended that you take the time
to read this section carefully before you make any changes.
GENERAL MENU SECTION
You can lock a channel to prevent it being selected for viewing
without first entering the lock PIN. Highlight the channel and
press the yellow button to lock it. A padlock symbol is shown next
to all locked channels in the channel list.
HINT: If you want to unlock a channel that you have locked
before, highlight it in the channel list and press the yellow
button. You will need to enter the PIN to complete the
process.
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Highlight the option you want to alter using the and buttons.
When you have finished making the changes you want, leave the
menu system by pressing BACK or EXIT.
SUBTITLES
INFORMATION
Press OK to switch on subtitles for all programmes that provide
them. Switch subtitles off by pressing OK again.
Press OK to show technical information about your receiver,
including the Helpline phone number, signal strength and quality
readings.
You can toggle this setting quickly by pressing AD whilst watching
TV.
SUBTITLE LANGUAGE
HINT: We recommend that you have this screen displayed
on your TV if you need to phone the Plaza HD•T2 helpline.
Programmes can be broadcast with subtitles available in a number
of languages. The Plaza HD•T2 is set to English subtitles, but
you can change this setting by pressing OK to show the subtitle
language menu.
Use and to highlight the language you want for subtitles
(if available) and press OK.
PICTURE MENU SECTION
Highlight the option you want to alter using the and buttons.
When you have finished making the changes you want, leave the
menu system by pressing BACK or EXIT.
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HINT: This menu option has the same effect as the MODE
button.
HDMI RESOLUTION
Press OK to show the HDMI resolution menu and use the and
buttons to choose the correct resolution for your TV. You should set
the HDMI resolution to the highest that your television can display
(see your television’s manual). If in doubt, set the resolution to
720p. Press OK to confirm your choice.
SCREEN TYPE
and
Press OK to show the screen type menu and use the
buttons to choose between 16:9 Widescreen and 4:3 Traditional.
Press OK to confirm your choice.
HINT: This setting overrides the screen type you selected
when you first installed the receiver.
DISPLAY MODE
Press OK to show the display mode menu and use the
and
buttons to choose between Auto, Centre Cut-Out, and
Letterbox, if the screen type is set to 4:3 Traditional, or between
Auto, Widescreen, and Pillarbox if the screen type is set to 16:9
Widescreen. Press OK to confirm your choice. See Advanced Use Display Mode (page 23) for more information.
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HINT: If you set an incompatible resolution or move your
receiver to a different TV that doesn’t support the active
resolution, ensure the receiver is turned on and then press
and hold the MODE button for 10 seconds. The resolution will
be changed to 720p, which is supported by all HD televisions.
SCART MODE
Press OK to show the SCART mode menu and use the
and
buttons to choose between Composite and RGB for the correct
output for a television connected to the receiver’s TV SCART
output. Press OK to confirm your choice.
HINT: The RGB setting will usually produce the best quality
SCART picture but a few televisions cannot accept this
signal (see your TV manual). This setting has no effect on
the receiver’s HDMI output.
SOUND MENU SECTION
AUDIO DESCRIPTION
Highlight the option you want to alter using the and buttons.
When you have finished making the changes you want, leave the
menu system by pressing BACK or EXIT.
Press OK to switch on audio description for all programmes that
provide it. Switch audio description off by pressing OK again.
You can toggle this setting quickly by pressing AD whilst watching
TV.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION VOLUME
Press OK to show the audio description volume menu on top of
the normal TV picture, then use the and buttons to adjust the
volume of Audio Description in relation to the main audio track.
Press OK to confirm your choice and return to the sound menu.
DOLBY DIGITAL
AUDIO LANGUAGE
The Freeview channels can broadcast in a number of languages.
The Plaza HD•T2 is set to the English, but you can change this
setting by pressing OK to show the audio language menu.
Use and to move the red highlight bar to the language you
want for the soundtrack and press OK.
Press OK to switch on the Dolby Digital surround sound output
from the S/PDIF and HDMI sockets, for all programmes that
provide it (channels with Dolby Digital sound available show the
symbol in the information bar). Switch off Dolby Digital by
pressing OK again. Only turn this on if you have connected your
Plaza HD•T2 to a product that supports Dolby Digital.
Warning! If you switch Dolby Digital on and your TV or sound system
does not support it, you will not hear any audio on HD channels.
HINT: The volume level of Dolby Digital is fixed, therefore
you cannot use the volume control buttons when you
watch programming with Dolby Digital.
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SOUND MENU SECTION (continued)
TIME MENU SECTION
LIP-SYNC DELAY
Highlight the option you want to alter using the and buttons.
When you have finished making the changes you want, leave the
menu system by pressing BACK or EXIT.
If you are using the S/PDIF output with a sound system and find
the sound and picture falling out of sync, you can delay the sound
output by a small amount to compensate.
Press OK to show the lip-sync delay menu on top of the normal
TV picture, then use the and buttons to adjust the amount of
audio delay in 10ms steps from 0-250ms. Press OK to confirm
your choice and return to the sound menu.
BALANCE
You can alter the volume balance between the left and right stereo
sound outputs by pressing OK to show the balance menu and using
the or buttons to alter the balance in favour of the right side
(positive) or left side (negative). Press OK to confirm the setting.
AUTO STANDBY
To conserve power, the Plaza HD•T2 will switch to standby after
three hours if no buttons are pressed on the remote control or
front panel. The Auto standby function is normally turned on, and
can be turn off by pressing the OK button.
SLEEP TIMER
Press OK to show the sleep timer menu and use the and buttons
to choose a time up to 90 minutes after which the receiver automatically
switches itself to standby. Press OK to confirm your choice.
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AUTO TURN ON
SYSTEM MENU SECTION
You can set the Plaza HD•T2 to switch on automatically at a
particular time. Press OK to show the auto turn on menu and use
the or buttons to set the timer to turn the receiver on once,
every day, each week, on weekdays, weekends, or particular days
of the week. Then use the and buttons, along with the ,
and the number buttons to set the switch-on time, the channel
source (Freeview TV or radio), the channel number and the sound
volume. Press OK to confirm.
Highlight the option you want to alter using the and buttons.
When you have finished making the changes you want, leave the
menu system by pressing BACK or EXIT.
AUTO TURN OFF
You can set the receiver to switch off automatically at a particular
time. Press OK to show the auto turn off menu and use the
or buttons to set the timer to turn the receiver off once, every
day, each week, on weekdays, weekends, or particular days of the
week. Then use the
and
buttons, along with the , and
number buttons to set the switch-off time. Press OK to confirm
RETUNE
Press OK to retune all the Freeview channels. If you retune
Freeview, you will lose all channels from the favourites lists (but
not the lists’ names), remove any channel locks you have set, and
restore channels deleted from the channel list.
MANUAL SCAN
During installation or retune, the Plaza HD•T2 scans the entire TV spectrum
for channels, which can take a while. The Manual Scan functionality is
much quicker as it scans only a specific part of the spectrum.
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SYSTEM MENU SECTION (continued)
Press OK to display the Manual Scan menu. Enter the UHF channel
(21 - 68), frequency (474Mhz - 850Mhz) and bandwidth (7MHz
or 8MHz) to be scanned. You can use the number buttons (0-9)
to enter the channel and frequency, or use and to enter the
channel, frequency and bandwidth. When ready, press OK to start
scanning.
The Plaza HD•T2 will take a few seconds to complete the scan.
Whilst scanning, it displays the services found so far, and when
finished a list of all services found.
You can view a service from this list by highlighting it and then
pressing the OK button. Channels that are not part of the default
Freeview channel list for your region are added at the end of the
main Freeview lists in the 800-range.
Please note that when browsing channels in the EPG that are on
a different platform (e.g. Saorview in Ireland), you may find that
programme data is unavailable, or unavailable until you select a
channel from that platform.
NETWORK CONFIGURATION
See the Connecting to Your Network section (page 32) for full
details on how to set up your Plaza HD-T2 to use Apps.
5V ANTENNA POWER
Some antennas that are installed with a signal amplifier need a
power supply from the receiver because they do not have their own.
If you have connected such a signal amplifier, the Plaza HD•T2 can
supply it with a +5V DC supply. Press OK to turn this on or off.
HINT: Almost all normal aerial installations will not require
this to be turned on. Only do so if instructed to by your
aerial’s user guide or your installer.
RF LOOPTHROUGH IN STANDBY
The ANT OUT output on the back of the Plaza HD•T2 is disabled
in standby by default to reduce energy consumption. This means
that if you have connected your TV to this output, it will not be
able to get reception when the Plaza HD•T2 in standby. Press OK
to turn on or off RF Loopthrough in Standby.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE
Press OK to turn on or off the parental guidance lock. This prevents
parental guidance
watching any programme broadcast with a
warning, or displaying the system menu, without first entering
the lock PIN.
SET LOCK PIN
Press OK to show the set lock PIN menu. Change your PIN by first
entering your current PIN and then entering and confirming your
choice of new PIN.
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SOFTWARE UPDATE VIA OAD
Press OK to turn on or off the automatic software update.
OAD SOFTWARE MANUAL SCAN
Press OK to immediately search for new software to download.
SOFTWARE UPDATE VIA USB
Press OK to load new software for the receiver from a storage
device connected to the USB socket on the back of the receiver.
The device must be formatted with the FAT32 file system. Please
refer to the documentation from your operating system for more
information.
We recommended you use a USB stick as many Hard Disks require
more power than a single USB socket can provide. If using such a
hard disk, please ensure it has an external power supply.
RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULT
Press OK to revert all the receiver settings to what they were when
you first got your receiver and to start the installation procedure
described in the Preparation section of this guide.
You must enter the lock PIN, and then confirm in another
menu, to start the process because it will delete all channels,
favourite channels, favourite channel list names, and the receiver
configuration.
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Connecting To Your Network
This section explains how to set up the Plaza HD•T2
to use Apps such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube. You
must have a broadband Internet connection with a
minimum sustained speed of 3Mbps for HD content.
AUTOMATIC (DHCP)
Ensure the ETHERNET socket at the back of the Plaza HD•T2 is
connected to your router or hub. See the Connecting your receiver
section (page 10) for more information.
HINT: If the receiver has made a connection with your
modem or home network, one or both of the small green
and orange lights immediately above the RJ-45 socket will
light and/or flicker.
Press the MENU button on the remote control and then press
to display the System menu. You should check that the Network
Configuration menu option shows “DHCP” to automatically
configure the network connection.
You can check that the receiver has successfully connected to the
Internet from the information menu. Press MENU to display the
General menu and use the button to highlight the “Information”
option, then press OK.
HINT: Consult the manual or supplier for your modem/
router or network for help choosing the correct addresses.
If the IP address item shows a number in four sections separated by
dots, then the receiver is connected to your local network. If online
services still do not work, you should check your router’s connection
to the internet. If “Not Connected” is shown, you should carefully
check the broadband connection and the Network Configuration.
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MANUAL (STATIC)
If your broadband modem/router is not compatible with DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), or you wish to manually
configure the Network Configuration and IP address, press OK to
select the Network Configuration option.
Use the or buttons to change the configuration to “Static” and
for each of the addresses in turn (IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router
Address, and DNS Address) press
to highlight the address and
then the red button to edit the address.
Highlight each of the four “octets” that is to be changed, enter
the number required using the number buttons, and press OK
to confirm that address. When all four addresses have been set
correctly, press OK to set the configuration and return to the
system menu page.
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Appendix A – Safety
POWER
HEAT AND FLAMES
Your receiver requires a 100V to 240V AC ~ 50Hz mains supply
and is fitted with a moulded plug. The mains plug is used as the
disconnect device and shall remain readily operable. The USB port
maximum load is 500mA under normal operation.
Do not place the apparatus near to naked flames or sources of
intense heat, such as an electric fire. Do not place naked flame
sources, such as lighted candles on the apparatus. Batteries shall
not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
The rating label is located on the bottom surface of the receiver.
VENTILATION
CABLES
Slots and openings in the receiver’s cover are for ventilation. Ensure
a minimum distance of 5cm around the apparatus for sufficient
ventilation. Ensure the ventilation is not impeded by covering the
ventilation opening with items such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains, etc. Failure to follow these instructions could lead to the
receiver overheating.
Make sure all cables are positioned so they are not likely to be
walked on, crushed or damaged by things placed on or against
them. Pay particular attention to the power cable where it goes
into the socket and where it comes out of the receiver. Do not
connect or adjust cables to the receiver when it is plugged in.
TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE
Use the apparatus only in moderate climates (not in tropical
climates). Do not allow it to get wet as this is dangerous. Do
not expose the apparatus to dripping or splashing. Do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
CLEANING
Unplug the receiver before you clean it with a lightly dampened
cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
LIGHTNING
If there is a storm or lightning, unplug the receiver.
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SERVICING
Make sure that anyone who services your receiver is qualified to
do so. Do not remove the cover yourself – you could get an electric
shock.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
If your receiver needs repairing, make sure the person carrying out
the repair uses parts which are specified by us or which have the
same specifications as the original part. Other parts may cause a
fire, electric shock or other dangers.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Your receiver requires a 100V to 240V AC ~ 50/60Hz mains supply
and is fitted with a moulded plug. If the plug breaks or becomes
damaged do not use it. If you change the fuse in the plug ensure
you refit the fuse cover. If the plug requires replacement please
follow these instructions. The wires in the mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
BLUE - Neutral
BROWN - Live
NO CONNECTION
(EARTH)
FUSE
BLUE
(NEUTRAL)
OUTER
SLEEVE
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BROWN
(LIVE)
CABLE
GRIP
As the colours in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue or black must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured Black.
The wire which is coloured brown or red must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured Red. No
connection is to be made to the Earth terminal of the plug as this
product is double insulated.
If a 13 Amp (BS1363) Plug is used, fit an ASTA approved (BS1362)
3 Amp fuse only. Your product is fitted with a moulded plug. If it
requires replacement please cut off and dispose of safely, then
rewire as shown opposite.
SYMBOLS
SYMBOLS
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
EXPLANATION
Class II equipment
AC voltage
DC voltage
This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol
within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of non-insulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock.
If you one day find that your receiver or remote control needs
replacing, or are of no further use to you, do not throw them
out with your household waste. Under the Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, your local council must
provide a suitable recycling centre.
Do not throw batteries in the bin or on a fire. Make sure that you
dispose of batteries safely at a local recycling centre. You can also
recycle batteries at many supermarkets.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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Appendix B – Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
Power light off
Power supply cable disconnected.
Check the power supply cable.
Receiver not switched on.
Check the mains power cable is plugged in and mains
socket is turned on. Turn on receiver.
HDMI/SCART cable disconnected.
Check HDMI/SCART cable connection to receiver
and television.
Television not switched to HDMI/SCART input.
Select television’s HDMI/SCART input.
Cable from your aerial is disconnected.
Check the cable connections from your aerial.
Consult a professional if necessary.
Inadequate signal.
Reinstall or re-align your TV aerial. Consult your
installer if necessary.
Inadequate signal.
Your signal may be weak. Get a professional to check
your installation; your aerial may provide a better
signal if it is realigned or moved somewhere else.
Please remember that older aerials and indoor aerials
aren’t as effective as new outdoor and roof aerials. As
a last resort, try using a signal amplifier or booster to
improve reception.
Some TV channels are not available in every area.
Use the postcode checker on www.freeview.co.uk.
Mismatched screen format or that is how the
programme is being broadcast.
Using the Picture menu, choose the correct screen
type and display mode to suit your TV (see page 25).
No set up screen
‘Signal lock failed’ or ‘No
signal’ message
No channels were
found when searching
for channels, some
channels are missing
Full picture not visible
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
HDMI/SCART cable disconnected.
Check HDMI/SCART cable connections at receiver
and television.
Television not switched to HDMI/SCART input.
Select television’s HDMI/SCART input.
Selected an incompatible HDMI resolution –
many TVs don’t support 1080p or 1080i, but
only 720p.
Whilst the receiver is on, press and hold
the MODE button for 10 seconds and the
resolution will be changed to 720p.
The picture and sound
keeps breaking up
Inadequate signal.
Your signal may be weak. Get a professional to
check your installation; your aerial may provide
a better signal if it is realigned or moved somewhere else. Please remember that older aerials
and indoor aerials aren’t as effective as new
outdoor and roof aerials. As a last resort, try using
a signal amplifier or booster to improve reception.
Channels are not working
after I moved the Plaza
HD•T2 to a different house
The house is in a different Freeview area and
needs to be retuned.
Follow the retuning steps on p29.
Wrong channel number used.
Choose the channel from Channel List.
Channel locked.
Enter your PIN. If you have forgotten it, please
contact us for the master PIN.
No picture or sound
No picture via HDMI
Cannot view a channel
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Appendix B – Troubleshooting (continued)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
Tuned to an SD channel.
Tune to an HD channel.
TV not capable of HD.
Connect the receiver to an HD-Ready TV.
TV connected by SCART.
Connect the TV with the HDMI lead.
Receiver in standby.
Switch on the receiver.
Remote control not aimed at the
receiver correctly.
Aim the remote control at the receiver.
Remote sensor on the front of the receiver is
obstructed.
Check for obstructions in front of the receiver.
Receiver switches off after
3 Hrs
Auto Standby is on.
Turn off the Auto Standby in the Time menu.
No information for a channel
in the programme guide
Information on the channel not downloaded.
Wait for the download.
No digital text or interactive
services
Services not available on chosen channel.
Switch to a channel broadcasting interactive services.
Apps don’t open
No connection to Internet.
Check broadband connection and network
configuration in system menu.
Can’t access System menu
You have forgotten your PIN.
Please contact us for the Master PIN.
TV picture not HD
No response with remote
control
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Appendix C – Specifications
Standard
DVB T / T2
Input frequency
474~858 MHz
Signal input level
-65dBm to -20 dBm
Input connector
IEC 169-2 Female (PAL)
Loop out connector
IEC 169-2 Male (PAL)
HDMI output
Resolution 576i / 576p / 720p / 1080i /1080p
SCART output
CVBS/RGB
RCA output
CVBS
Aspect ratio
4:3, 16:9 & Letterbox
SCART & RCA
Audio left and right
Co-Axial S/PDIF output
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital + & PCM
USB
Host
2.0 (5V@500mA max). For software upgrade only.
Internet Connectivity
Ethernet
RJ-45 10/100 Base-T
Power
Requirements
Mains input voltage
100-240V AC~ 50/60Hz
Power consumption
Max 12W (Standby Less than 0.5W)
Dimensions
Width x Depth x Height
210mm x 137mm x 41mm
Weight
Receiver only
550 grams
Tuner
Video
Audio
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Appendix D - Guarantee & Legal
GUARANTEE
The product is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of
original purchase. If there’s any defect due to faulty materials or
workmanship, please contact us and have your receipt of purchase
available for reference. The guarantee is subject to the following
provisions:
• It is only valid within the boundaries of the country of purchase.
•The product must be correctly installed and operated in
accordance with the instructions contained in this user guide.
• The guarantee will be rendered invalid if the digital box is
re-sold or has been damaged by inexpert repair.
• The manufacturer disclaims any liability for incidental or
consequential damages.
• This guarantee is in addition to, and does not diminish, your
statutory or legal rights.
DISCLAIMER
This product includes third party online services (“Apps”) such as
iPlayer and YouTube. To enjoy these services you may need to
create an account with the third party service or use additional
equipment and membership fees may apply. Your use of these
services, and the content made available through them, will be
governed by the third party provider’s terms and conditions and
privacy policy, so please make sure that you read them.
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As we have no control over these services nor your Internet access,
we cannot guarantee the availability of such services nor that your
access to, or use of, such services will be uninterrupted or problemfree. We are neither responsible nor liable for any customer service
or support relating to these third party services and any enquires
should be made directly to the respective third party service
providers.
Sometimes, these third parties may make changes to their
Internet-based services which may require updates to the
software installed in your product. Although we will make every
effort to make these updates available during the life-cycle of this
product, we may do so in a number of different ways e.g. they may
be initiated automatically or require download from our website
and manual installation by you.
EXCLUSIONS
In view of the above, there are certain things for which we exclude
our liability and certain things for which we do not, as explained
below.
We do not exclude or limit our liability for any of the following:
• death or personal injury caused by our negligence, fraud or
fraudulent misrepresentation;
• defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
• any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for
us to limit, exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.
What we do exclude:
YOUR PRIVACY
Except as set out in the preceding paragraph, we exclude all liability
for any losses, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special or consequential damages (including any legal
fees and expenses you incur and for any lost data, opportunity,
goodwill, revenue or profits) or any other damages arising out of
or in connection with:
We do not collect or process any of your personal data using
this product nor do we store or access any ‘cookies’ on its hard
drive. However, the third party services that you access using this
product may collect, store and process personal information about
you and may also use features such as cookies. Cookies are small
data files sent to your product from a web server that are stored
on your product’s hard drive and can be read by the third party
services that you access using the product.
• any information or data contained in the product;
• the use of the product; or
• any content or service accessed by you or any third party.
In view of the services which are outside our control as explained
above, in particular we exclude all liability for any losses that you
may suffer arising from any of the following:
• the availability (or unavailability), speed and quality of the
Internet connection to your product;
• the availability (or unavailability), suspension, removal
or termination of any third party content or service including
of the language or the features supported by that service; and
• any change to third party content or services (including any
associated APIs) that affects the functionality of the software
installed in the product (e.g. Apps).
We strongly recommend that you read the privacy and cookie
policy of each service that you use as it will apply to the personal
information collected and the cookies stored and accessed when
you use those services through this product. The policies will also
include details of the purposes for which your personal information
and any cookies are used by the provider of the third party service
you access.
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For assistance, please call the
Manhattan helpline on
020 8450 0005
or visit our website at
www.manhattan-tv.com
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