User Guide
freesat HD Receiver with On Demand TV
CONGRATULATIONS
on buying a Manhattan Plaza HD•S2 freesat receiver.
This high performance unit is designed to provide you with the
best of digital TV and radio from freesat, with high definition
digital pictures and digital sound via satellite.
You can only use the Plaza HD•S2 with a suitable satellite dish,
and you must connect an HD-ready television to watch TV in high
definition.
When installed and used correctly, this equipment should provide
many years of trouble-free entertainment in your home.
Please take the time to read this user guide carefully before
installing or using the unit, and keep it for future reference.
If you experience any difficulties connecting or using the Plaza HD•S2,
see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this guide before
contacting us.
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Some of the features of the Plaza HD•S2 are:
Over 150 freesat TV and radio channels
• Subscription-free
reception
• Stunning high definition
• On-screen channel list andpictures
browsing
• 8-day electronic programmechannel
guide
• Programme reminders
• 8 programmable favourites lists
• Digital text and interactive services
• On demand TV services including BBC iPlayer & ITV Player
• Easy viewing of non-freesat channels
• Audio Description (AD)
• Subtitles
• HDMI connection
• SCART connection
• Remote control
• Automatic setup
• Auto-update for new channels
• Auto-standby for power saving
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FURTHER INFORMATION
FREESAT
You can get more information and help
from the freesat website at:
www.freesat.co.uk
MANHATTAN
You can get more information and help
from our website at:
www.manhattan-tv.com
or you can phone us on: 020 8450 0005
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
www.manhattan-tv.com
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CONTENTS
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In The Box
Your receiver
Remote control
Preparation
The satellite dish
Connecting your receiver
Switching on
Tuning in
Everyday Use
Turning on the receiver
Changing channels
Changing the volume
Browsing bar
Subtitles and Audio Description (AD)
Using the channel list
Searching for a channel
Regional channels
Using the programme guide
Interactive TV services
Recording freesat programmes
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Advanced Use
Using the favourites lists
Display mode
TV/DTV
Changing the channel list
The lock PIN
Using the setup menus
General menu section
Picture menu section
Sound menu section
Time menu section
System menu section
Online TV
Setting up for online TV
Watching online TV
Non-Freesat Channels
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Tuning in non-freesat channels
Watching non-freesat channels
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Appendix A Safety
Appendix B Troubleshooting
Appendix C Specifications
Notes
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In The Box
In your Plaza HD•S2 freesat receiver pack you should
find the following items:
Quick Start Guide
Main User Guide
HDMI cable to connect to
an HD-ready TV
Batteries for the
remote control
Remote control
Plaza HD•S2 receiver
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YOUR RECEIVER
Manhattan Plaza HD•S2
Front
POWER INDICATOR LIGHT
(red for standby, blue for on)
CHANNEL CHANGE UP/DOWN
The up/down arrows on the front are for changing channel
STANDBY
Switch the receiver on and off
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Manhattan Plaza HD•S2
Rear
LNB IN
Input for connecting to
satellite dish
ETHERNET
Network socket for
connecting to the Internet
POWER
Connection for the power
supply unit
USB
Socket for upgrading the
receiver’s software
HDMI
Output for connection to a
HD-ready television
OPTICAL S/PDIF
Optical audio output for
connecting to a digital audio
system
TV SCART
Output for connection to a
non-HD television
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REMOTE CONTROL
Standby - switches the receiver on and off.
Mute - silences the receiver’s sound.
0, 1 … 9 - buttons to directly select channels, enter numeric
value in the set-up menus and to enter your postcode.
Switches back to the last channel watched.
Displays your favourites lists and adds channels to them in
the channel list.
Displays the main menu screen.
Displays channel and programme information.
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Up, down, left, right - move the highlight bar in menus
and in the programme guide, and allow you to browse
the channels and programmes.
Turns the volume up and down.
Switches to the next or previous channel. Moves one page up
or down in the channel list.
Selects the option in a menu.
Displays the channel list.
Displays the programme guide.
Displays the available audio menu to choose between
normal sound and audio description.
Switches between available screen display modes.
Exits a menu and returns to the main menu.
Displays the subtitles menu to select a subtitle type.
Exits a menu and returns to normal TV viewing.
Displays interactive and digital text services (where available).
Switches the TV SCART output between freesat and the
TV’s tuner.
Red, green, yellow, blue –Chooses
options within menus.
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Preparation
This section explains how to set up your Plaza HD•S2
to receive freesat channels.
CONNECTING YOUR RECEIVER
Place your Plaza HD•S2 receiver on a firm, level surface close to the
television, a mains electricity socket, and the cable from the dish.
(See Appendix A – Safety.)
THE SATELLITE DISH
To receive freesat, you must connect your Plaza HD•S2 receiver
to an appropriate satellite dish, fixed in position and accurately
pointed at the 28.2° East satellite position.
For safety reasons and to provide reliable reception, we strongly
recommend that you have your dish installed by a professional.
You may be able to use a satellite dish already installed at your
home. If you have any questions about the dish, please consult
your installer.
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Connect the cable from your dish to the LNB IN socket at the back
of the receiver (if the dish cable is fitted with a wall socket inside
your home, you will need a connecting cable, which you can get
from your installer).
HINT: The “F-connector” used for the satellite dish cable
connection has a central wire that is inserted into the hole
in the LNB IN socket while the collar is screwed onto the
socket. When screwing on the collar, make sure that the
central wire goes into the socket hole and is not bent to
one side.
Turn off your television and connect the HDMI cable supplied
between the HDMI socket at the back of your Plaza HD•S2 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.
To watch On Demand TV services including BBC iPlayer and ITV Player,
the Plaza HD-S2 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-S2, 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.
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•S2
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•S2 does not support USB Wi-Fi dongles.
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HINT: If your television has no HDMI socket, then it must
be connected to the receiver by SCART cable, and you will
not be able to watch freesat channels in high definition.
SWITCHING ON
Plug the power supply lead into the POWER socket at the back
of the receiver and then plug the power supply into an available
mains socket that is turned off.
You can also connect the Plaza HD•S 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 an optical
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.
Take off the battery compartment cover from the back of the
Plaza HD•S2 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 freesat 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 40.
TUNING IN
Switch on the mains socket the Plaza HD•S2 is connected to.
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When the first installation screen 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.
button to display the next installation screen.
Press the
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.
Enter your postcode using the number buttons on the remote
control, or press the red button to use the on-screen soft keyboard.
You do not need to enter a space. Once you have entered your
button and then press
to proceed.
postcode, press the
The signal check screen shows the strength and quality of the
freesat signal received from your satellite dish. If the signal lock
fails, you should check the satellite dish connection at the back
of the receiver (switch the receiver off and reconnect the cable if
necessary). If the connection is OK, consult your dealer or installer.
When the signal lock is successful, press
HINT: Enter your postcode with the number buttons by
pressing the correct button on the remote a number of
times to produce the relevant letter (printed above each
button), or number, in the same way as ‘texting’ with a
mobile phone. For example, for an ‘S’, you would press the
7 button four times. If you make a mistake, the
button
deletes the last character entered.
to proceed.
With the on-screen soft keyboard, enter each letter and number
of the postcode by highlighting it on the keyboard using the
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TUNING IN (continued)
and buttons, then pressing
. The red button deletes
the last letter entered and the green button confirms the whole
postcode.
The setup completion screen confirms the lock PIN you have set.
Press the
button and your Plaza HD•S2 receiver is now ready
for you to watch freesat digital TV.
Your Plaza HD•S2 receiver will take a couple of minutes to find and
store the available freesat channels. The number of freesat TV and
radio channels found is shown on the screen as the scan proceeds,
along with an indication of how far the scan has to go. When the
scan is complete, press the
button to proceed.
To use the receiver’s parental guidance function, hide adult channels,
lock online content or lock channels of your choosing, 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
to proceed.
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HINT: When new freesat channels are introduced, you do
not need to retune your Plaza HD•S2 receiver because it is
automatically updated.
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Everyday Use
This section describes the day-to-day use of your Plaza
HD•S2 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 blue when the receiver is powered up.
You can turn off the Plaza HD•S2, so it goes into standby, by pressing
button on the remote control or the
button on the
the
receiver. When the receiver is in standby, the power light on the front
panel turns red. The Plaza HD•S2 uses less power when in standby.
HINT: You should leave the Plaza HD•S2 receiver plugged in
with the socket switched on, at all times (except when there
is lightening – 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•S2 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.
CHANGING CHANNELS
Step through the channels by pressing the
or
buttons on
the remote control (or the CH+ and CH– buttons behind the folddown flap on the front of the Plaza HD•S2 receiver). Pressing the
or CH+ button will select the next channel in the channel list.
or CH– button will select the previous channel in
Pressing the
the list.
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. All the freesat channel numbers have three digits and
the first channel is 101. The radio stations are stored from channel
number 700.
button to switch from the channel you are currently
Press the
watching to the channel you were watching before.
HINT: There are some channel numbers missing in the
channel list because spaces are left for future channels to
join freesat.
HINT: If you enter a number that does not exist, the
channel will not change.
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CHANGING CHANNELS (continued)
It shows:
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 18)
• Use the programme guide (see page 19)
• 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
CHANGING THE VOLUME
You can increase or decrease the volume by using the
and
buttons on the remote control (or the
and
buttons on
the front of the receiver). The sound is silenced by pressing the
button and restored to its previous level by pressing the
button again.
HINT: The mute control also affects the sound supplied to
the VCR SCART socket, and so using this control while a
programme is being recorded will affect the recording.
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:
BROWSING BAR
Whenever you change channel, the Plaza HD•S2 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.
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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.
The channel is locked (see the Advanced Use section).
An HD version is available on another channel (press
for
further details).
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
while the bar is still displayed. To remove
the bar from the screen at anytime, press
.
If you want to turn on subtitles, first display the subtitles menu
by pressing the
button and then use the
and
buttons
to highlight “English” (or “English Teletext” for larger subtitles),
and press . To turn off subtitles, select “Off” from the subtitles
menu and press .
again to display
While the browsing bar is displayed, press
more information about the selected programme, including a
button once more removes the
short summary. Pressing the
extra information from the screen.
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.
SUBTITLES AND AUDIO DESCRIPTION
Many freesat 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.
Some programmes have an extra soundtrack to tell people who are
blind or partially sighted what is happening on screen. Channels
with this audio description available show the
symbol in the
information bar.
button to display the
To turn on audio description, press the
available audio menu and then select “English Audio Description
(MPEG)”.
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USING THE CHANNEL LIST
Display the on-screen channel list by pressing the
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
button.
HINT: Move a page at a time through the channel list by
and
buttons.
using the
TV and radio channels are stored in separate lists. Switch between
the TV and radio channel lists 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.
REGIONAL CHANNELS
HINT: You can also display the channel list by pressing the
button while watching TV.
or
buttons on the remote control to highlight a
Use the
channel then press
to view it in the preview window. Press
again to exit the channel list and watch the channel full-screen.
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With freesat, some channels, such as BBC1, broadcast regional
variations of their channels. The initial regional variations are
based on the postcode that you entered when you installed the
Plaza HD•S2.
You can replace the regional variation of a channel in the channel
list by pressing the blue button while the channel is highlighted.
The current list will change to show the regional variations of that
channel (if available).
The Plaza HD•S2 programme guide displays details of all
programmes showing on freesat channels for the next week
ahead.
button on the remote control.
To access the guide, press the
Choose the section of the guide you want to look at – either all
channels or a specific channel genre – by pressing the
,
,
or buttons to highlight the section, and then
to select it.
Choose the region that you want from the list by moving the
and
buttons and then
highlight bar through the list with the
pressing , or press
to leave the region setting unchanged.
USING THE PROGRAMME GUIDE
HINT: You can skip the genre choice stage by pressing
button a second time, to jump straight to the
the
programme guide for all of the channels.
The programme guide shows a table of the programmes, with
each page showing eight channels over a two-hour period.
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USING THE PROGRAMME GUIDE (continued)
Information on the highlighted programme is shown above the
button.
table and you can read a full summary by pressing the
again to remove the summary box.
Press
The current date and time is displayed at the top right of the screen
and an orange 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.
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
switches to the relevant channel. In the programme guide a clock
) is shown next to a programme with a reminder set.
symbol (
HINT: You can jump through the list more quickly using the
or
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
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.
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
leaves the reminder list and returns to the programme guide.
You can also cancel a reminder by highlighting the programme in
again
the programme guide and pressing
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.
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You leave the programme guide and return to watching TV by
pressing
or
button.
INTERACTIVE TV SERVICES
Several freesat 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.
You can use the interactive options by pressing
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
again or the
button.
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Advanced Use
This section explains how to get the most out of your
Plaza HD•S2 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•S2 provides eight favourites lists, and it only takes a
short time to set up the lists before they can be used. First, display
button.
the channel list, by pressing the
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Highlight the channel that you want to include in a favourites
list, and press the
button to show the eight lists available.
Highlight 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
to store the changes to the lists, or
press
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.
1. In the channel list, favourites lists can be selected in the same
way as the freesat TV and radio channel lists, by pressing the
to view a selected channel,
to change
or buttons. Press
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 .
3. The programme guide can be filtered to only display the
channels on a favourites list. Press
to display the genre screen,
then press the
button on the remote control to display your
favourites lists. Highlight the list you want to choose, and press
. Press
from the guide to choose a different list.
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.
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THE LOCK PIN
Some of the Plaza HD•S2 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•S2. 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.
TV/DTV
If your TV is connected to the Plaza HD•S2’s TV SCART socket,
pressing the
button switches the channel displayed on the
television between the signal from the aerial (TV) and digital
television from freesat (DTV). This button has no effect if your TV
is connected to the receiver’s HDMI socket.
DISPLAY MODE
CHANGING THE CHANNEL LIST
Most freesat 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•S2 provides a choice of how the image is displayed. Pressing the
button will take you through the three available options.
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The channel list contains all the freesat channels that the Plaza
HD•S2 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.
If you want to alter the channel list, first press the
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•S2’s setup menu by pressing the
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 orange. 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•S2. 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.
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
or
.
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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SUBTITLES
INFORMATION
Press
to switch on subtitles for all channels that provide them.
Switch subtitles off by pressing
again.
to show technical information about your receiver, including
Press
the Helpline phone number, signal strength and quality readings.
SUBTITLE LANGUAGE
The freesat channels can broadcast with subtitles available in a number
of languages. The Plaza HD•S2 is set to English subtitles, but you can
change this setting by pressing
to show the subtitle language menu.
HINT: We recommend that you have this screen displayed
on your TV if you need to phone the Plaza HD•S2 helpline.
Use
and
to highlight the language you want for subtitles
(if available) and press .
PICTURE MENU SECTION
HDCP
to switch on or off the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Press
Copy Protection) on the receiver’s HDMI output. If the broadcaster
has flagged that a programme must use HDCP, this has no effect.
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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
or
.
HINT: This menu option has the same effect as the
button.
HDMI RESOLUTION
to show the HDMI resolution menu and use the
Press
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
to confirm your choice.
SCREEN TYPE
to show the screen type menu and use the
and
Press
buttons to choose between 16:9 Widescreen and 4:3 Traditional.
Press
to confirm your choice.
HINT: This setting overrides the screen type you selected
when you first installed the receiver.
DISPLAY MODE
Press
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
to confirm your choice. See Advanced Use Display Mode (page 22) for more information.
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
button for 10 seconds. The resolution
and hold the
will be changed to 720p, which is supported by all HD
televisions.
SCART MODE
to show the SCART mode menu and use the
and
Press
buttons to choose between Composite and RGB for the correct
output for a television connected to the receiver’s TV SCART
output. Press
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.
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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
or
.
Press
to switch on audio description for all channels that
provide it. Switch audio description off by pressing
again.
DOLBY DIGITAL
Press
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
again. Only turn this on if you have connected your
Plaza HD•S2 to a product that supports Dolby Digital.
When Dolby Digital is set to off and you watch programmes with
Dolby Digital sound the Plaza HD•S2 will decode the audio for you.
AUDIO LANGUAGE
The freesat channels can broadcast in a number of languages. The
Plaza HD•S2 is set to the English, but you can change this setting
by pressing
to show the audio language menu.
Use
and
to move the orange highlight bar to the language
you want for the soundtrack and press .
HINT: The volume level of Dolby Digital is fixed, therefore
you cannot use the volume control buttons when you
watch programming with Dolby Digital.
LIP-SYNC DELAY
If you find the sound and picture falling out of sync, you can delay
the sound output by a small amount to compensate.
Press
to show the lip-sync delay menu on top of the normal
TV picture, and use the and buttons to alter the amount of
audio delay in 10ms steps from 0-250ms. Press
to confirm your
choice and return to the sound menu.
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BALANCE
AUTO STANDBY
You can alter the volume balance between the left and right stereo
sound outputs by pressing
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
to confirm the setting.
To conserve power, the Plaza HD•S2 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
button.
TIME MENU SECTION
SLEEP TIMER
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
or
.
Press 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
to confirm your choice.
AUTO TURN ON
You can set the Plaza HD•S2 to switch on automatically at a
particular time. Press
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 (freesat TV or radio), the channel number and the sound
volume. Press
to confirm.
AUTO TURN OFF
You can set the receiver to switch off automatically at a particular
time. Press
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
to confirm.
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TIME ZONE
FREESAT INSTALLATION
If the Plaza HD•S2 is used outside of the UK, you should set the
time zone so the local time is correctly displayed. Press
to show
the time zone menu and use the
and
buttons to highlight
the correct European time zone for your location. Press
to
confirm your choice.
Press
to retune all the freesat channels. If you retune freesat,
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.
ADD NON-FREESAT CHANNELS
SYSTEM 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
or
.
See the Non-freesat Channels section of this guide (page 35) for
full details of how you can add and watch non-freesat channels.
NETWORK CONFIGURATION
See the Online TV section of this guide (page 32) for full details of
how you can connect to and watch online services.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE
Press
to turn on or off the parental guidance lock. This prevents
watching any programme broadcast with a
parental guidance
warning, or displaying the system menu, without first entering
the lock PIN.
HIDE ADULT CHANNELS
Press
to hide or show the adult freesat channels. If you set
the Plaza HD•S2 to hide adult channels, all adult genre channels
are removed from the programme guide and the channel list, and
they cannot be selected by putting in the channel number or by
and
buttons.
skipping through the channels with the
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SOFTWARE UPDATE VIA USB
HINT: To prevent other users resetting this function, to
show the adult channels, we recommend that if you hide the
adult channels, you also turn on the parental guidance lock.
Press
to load new software for the receiver from a storage
device connected to the USB socket on the back of the receiver.
You can only load update software from the USB socket and it
must be in the correct format to update successfully.
LOCK ONLINE CONTENT
RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULT
to turn on or off the online content lock that prevents
Press
any online services being viewed without first entering the lock
PIN. See the Online TV section of this guide (page 32) for more
details of how you can connect to and watch online services.
Press
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.
SET LOCK PIN
Press
to show the set lock PIN menu. Change the PIN used by
first entering the current PIN and then entering and confirming
your choice of new PIN.
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.
SOFTWARE UPDATE VIA OAD
Press
to turn on or off the automatic software update.
OAD SOFTWARE MANUAL SCAN
Press
to immediately search for new software to download.
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5
Online TV
This section explains how to set up the Plaza HD•S2
receiver to watch online TV services, such as the BBC
iPlayer and ITV Player catch-up services. You must
have a broadband Internet connection in your home
to watch online TV.
HINT: You can read the latest information about freesat
online TV services on the freesat information page on
channel 999.
SETTING UP FOR ONLINE TV
Ensure the ETHERNET socket at the back of the Plaza HD•S2 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
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.
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If your broadband modem/router is not compatible with DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), you will need to set the
addresses manually. 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
to confirm that address. When all four addresses have been set
correctly, press
to set the configuration and return to the
system menu page.
HINT: Consult the manual or supplier for your modem/
router or network for help choosing the correct addresses.
You can check that the receiver has successfully connected to the
Internet from the technical information page. Press to display
the General menu (or, if you are no longer on the System menu
page, first press
) and use the
button to highlight the
“Information” option, then press .
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.
WATCHING ONLINE TV
You can switch to online TV either through the interactive services
on a channel providing online TV, or through an online channel
chosen by number or using the channel list or programme guide.
HINT: The online TV channels are numbered from 900 and
are in the On Demand section of the programme guide
When you switch to an online TV channel, it may take a few seconds
longer to show the picture than a freesat satellite channel. You will
then need to progress through a series of menus, using the number
buttons, the coloured buttons,
,
, and , and the
button,
to find and start the programme you want to watch. You go through
these menus in a different way depending on the online broadcaster.
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WATCHING ONLINE TV (continued)
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6
Non-Freesat Channels
This section explains how to set up your Plaza HD•S2
receiver to receive channels that are not included
with freesat. As well as receiving the many freesat
channels, the Plaza HD•S2 can also be used to watch
other channels, as long as they are broadcast from the
same satellites as freesat and are free.
TUNING IN NON-FREESAT CHANNELS
or by allowing the Plaza HD•S2 to scan all the transponders for
non-freesat channels. Choose between a manual scan or an
automatic scan by pressing the or buttons.
If you choose a manual scan, you should enter the frequency
and symbol rate of the transponder to scan, using the number
buttons, and its polarization by using the or buttons. You
can move between the three items using the
and
buttons.
When you have entered the tuning information, press
to start
the scan.
Go to the Add Non-Freesat Channels menu by pressing
, then
to display the system menu, and
to highlight the option to
add non-freesat channels, then press .
HINT: The tuning information for non-freesat channels
may be printed in specialist magazines, or given on a
specific channel’s website.
You can add non-freesat channels either by manually entering the
tuning details for an individual transponder (a group of channels)
If you choose an automatic scan, just press
to start the scan.
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TUNING IN NON-FREESAT CHANNELS (continued)
bar displays the Manhattan logo instead of the freesat logo.
The Plaza HD•S2 will take a few seconds to complete a Manual
Scan and about five minutes to finish an Auto Scan. While it
is scanning, the receiver displays the number of TV and radio
channels found so far. When it is finished, the receiver will display
a list of all the channels found.
While watching a non-freesat channel, you can step through the
or
buttons.
other non-freesat channels by pressing the
You can choose to watch a non-freesat channel from this list by
and
buttons to highlight
moving the orange bar using the
the channel you want and pressing
, or return to watching TV
or
.
by pressing
You can also switch directly to the channel you want using the
number buttons. All the non-freesat channel numbers have four
digits. If you enter only the three digits of a freesat channel, the
receiver will switch to that freesat channel.
HINT: Non-freesat TV channels are stored from channel
number 3001 and non-freesat radio channels from 4001.
WATCHING NON-FREESAT CHANNELS
Non-freesat channels and freesat channels are stored separately
in the receiver but you can switch between them quite easily.
When you are watching a non-freesat channel, the information
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While watching a freesat channel you cannot enter a four-digit
channel number to switch to a non-freesat channel, but you can
button to switch to the channel you last watched,
press the
whether it was a freesat or non-freesat channel.
You can browse through the non-freesat channels and programmes
or
in the same way as you browse the freesat channels. Press
or
to display the information bar and then press the
or
buttons to see what is showing at the moment on any of the other
non-freesat channels, and to see the programmes on next.
HINT: The programme guide does not display non-freesat
channels.
When you have some non-freesat channels stored, the channel
list displays both freesat and non-freesat channels. If you have
created any favourites lists, they will also be displayed. Go to the
button.
channel list by pressing the
Now pressing
available:
or
If you put your favourite freesat channels and your favourite nonfreesat channels in the same favourites list, you can switch from
one to the other freely and easily.
will take you through the channel lists
• freesat TV Channels
• freesat Radio Channels
• non-freesat TV Channels
• non-freesat Radio Channels
• favourites lists (if created)
You can use the same channel list functions for any of the lists, so
you can search the non-freesat channels for a word, lock or delete
a channel, or add it to your favourites lists.
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Appendix A – Safety
POWER
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.
CABLES
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.
VENTILATION
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.
CLEANING
Unplug the receiver before you clean it with a lightly dampened
cloth. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
LIGHTNING
TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE
If there is a storm or lightning, unplug the receiver.
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.
SERVICING
HEAT AND FLAMES
REPLACEMENT PARTS
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.
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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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.
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)
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.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
FUSE
BLUE
(NEUTRAL)
OUTER
SLEEVE
BROWN
(LIVE)
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.
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.
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.
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Appendix B – Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
Power light off
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Power supply cable disconnected
WHAT TO DO
Check the power supply cable.
Receiver not switched on
Check the mains adapter 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 the satellite dish
disconnected
Check the cable connections at receiver and dish.
Consult your installer if necessary.
Dish in the wrong position
Reinstall the dish. Consult your installer if necessary.
Not accepting postcode
Broadcast error
Postcode tables are not being transmitted. Use green
Default Channels button to activate default tuning.
‘No signal’ message
Cable from the satellite dish
disconnected
Check the cable connections at receiver and dish.
Consult your installer if necessary.
Dish damaged or in the wrong position
Television not switched to HDMI/SCART input
Check the dish. Consult your installer if necessary.
Check HDMI/SCART cable connections at receiver
and television.
Select television’s HDMI/SCART input.
No picture via HDMI
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
button for 10 seconds and the resolution will be
changed to 720p.
Full picture not visible
Mismatched screen format
Choose the correct screen size to suit your TV.
No set up screen
Signal lock failed
No picture or sound
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HDMI/SCART cable disconnected
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Tuned to an SD channel
TV not capable of HD
TV connected by SCART
Receiver in standby
WHAT TO DO
Tune to an HD channel.
Connect the receiver to an HD-Ready TV.
Connect the TV with the HDMI lead.
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.
Auto Standby is on
Turn off the Auto Standby in the Time menu.
Wrong channel number used
Choose the channel from Channel List.
Channel locked
Enter the PIN. If you have forgotten the PIN, phone the
helpline on 020 8450 0005.
No information for a channel
in the programme guide
Information on the channel not downloaded
You are on a non-freesat channel
Wait for the download.
Select a freesat channel.
No digital text or interactive
services
Services not available on chosen channel
Switch to a channel broadcasting interactive services.
No BBC iPlayer
No connection to Internet
Check broadband connection and network
configuration in system menu.
No connection to recorder
Install a SCART lead from the receiver to the recorder.
Wrong recorder input selected
Select recorder’s SCART input (see your recorder’s
manual for guidance).
TV picture not HD
No response with remote
control
Receiver switches off after
3 Hrs
Cannot view a channel
Can’t record a channel
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Appendix C – Specifications
Tuner
Video
Audio
USB
Internet Connectivity
Power
Requirements
Dimensions
Weight
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Standard
Input frequency
Input connector
LNB supply
Digital signal input level
HDMI output
SCART output
Aspect ratio
Video output
TV & VCR SCART output
Optical S/PDIF output
Host
Ethernet
Mains input voltage
Power consumption
Width x Depth x Height
Receiver only
DVB-S/S2
950~2150MHz
F type, female 75 ohm
14V/18V (maximum 350mA), short-circuit protected
-65dBm to -20dBm
Resolution 576i / 576p / 720p / 1080i /1080p
TV (CVBS/RGB) & VCR (CVBS)
4:3, 16:9 & Letterbox
Two SCART sockets; TV (CVBS/RGB) & VCR (CVBS)
Audio left and right
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital + & PCM
2.0 (5V@1A max) for software upgrade only
RJ-45 10/100 Base-T
100-240V AC~ 50/60Hz
Max 20W (LNB with 350mA)
210mm x 137mm x 41mm
550 grams
Notes
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Find out more about freesat at
www.freesat.co.uk
For assistance, please call the
Manhattan helpline on
020 8450 0005
or visit our website at
www.manhattan-tv.com
Join in at
community.freesat.co.uk
Follow freesat on
www.twitter.com/freesat_TV
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www.facebook.com/freesat
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