Product Comparison: Manhattan T3-R vs Humax DTR-T2100

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General Specifications
About the Product
The T3-R perfectly combines over 85 Freeview channels with on demand TV from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and more. Pause and rewind live TV, record two programmes at once and record entire series at the touch of a button.
The Humax DTR-2100T is a Personal Video Recorder, bursting with recording, multimedia, home-networking and on-demand services for the ultimate subscription-free TV experience.
South Korea
Key Specs
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
1080 p
Hard Drive Included
Storage Capacity
500 GB
500 GB
Number Of Tuners
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play 4K Smart Recorder 500GB
  • Great bit of kit and love the all new features. Would recommend this to anyone.
  • Fast, clean, proper searching, a proper skip button and all the rest. Excellent box - so far so good.
  • Brilliant, not a well known name, but has a great interface which allows you to go directly to iPlayer to watch the programme from the start and also a menu to switch to HD as well as record.
  • Great at what it does. Responsive, good picture. Good array of channels when connected to wifi.
  • If you locate and record your programs via the EPG (the Guide), then this product isn't for you.
Humax DTR-T2100 500gb BT YouView Recorder Unit (Dual Tuner)
  • A good machine, quick to load iPlayer and other channel players.
  • Absolutely delighted with this product. as a freeview box its great even for non bt customers. Would recommend this item to anybody.
  • Very happy works fine does what it says on the box and good price.
  • Small, compact and easy to set up. Gives excellent picture quality in HD.
  • I can't get any on demand channels no hdmi, so using scart, and no internet channels at all.
Size & Weight
2 in.
1.6 in.
10.4 in.
9.3 in.
8.1 in.
5.9 in.
1.49 lbs.
1.67 lbs.
Recording And Playback
Content Subscription Required
Recording Resolution
Commercial Skip Function
What customers say about "Recording And Playback"
Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play 4K Smart Recorder 500GB
  • Good feature was the ability to retrieve recordings for up to 30 days, very happy with this box.
  • The EPG was pretty and not difficult to navigate and all in we were pleased with it.
  • The single most frustrating issue this device has is an *infrequent* syncing issue between audio and visual on recordings.
  • The recordings layout isn't as good as the Humax i think. The Humax gave you thumbnails of the shows all at once.
  • I have a weird issue where in a series folder other programs start to appear.
Humax DTR-T2100 500gb BT YouView Recorder Unit (Dual Tuner)
  • Recording in HD is sharp with good sound quality and the 500Gb disc provides plenty of space.
  • Recorder unit does everything I require and does it well.
  • This is certainly easy to operate and find your way around and certainly good to be able to catch up anything you have missed and so easy to record.
  • Every time I want to use web content, Catch Up etc. I get an error message saying go to this site !! When you get there it just says turn it off and turn it on again.
  • Device is not that good with recording. It's ok of sorts but not as good as I hoped.
4K Compatible
Remote Control
IR remote control
IR remote control
Cable(s) Included
HDMI, Ethernet
Subscription Free TV, Ultra HD 4K HDR, Smart Search, Quad-core CPU, Ultra-low power consumption
Dolby Digital Plus, Low power standby mode, HD video performance
What customers say about "Features"
Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play 4K Smart Recorder 500GB
  • It's super fast. Fast boot up. In the tv guide you can go back in time and easily watch a programme in the catch up service. ie iPlayer.
  • Updates are coming thick and fast which is good news. Freeview play watch list is excellent.
  • The remote control has big clear buttons on it which is great for the older generation.
  • Interfaces and the picture quality on a 4K UHD TV is exceptional.
  • It is very slow to respond to commands from the remote, often the channel up/down button doesn't work.
Humax DTR-T2100 500gb BT YouView Recorder Unit (Dual Tuner)
  • Compared with older models, experience from this BT is not only sleeker and faster than before, it offers more channels and more catch-up content than before too.
  • Smashing just what I wanted, just plugged it in and was working.
  • This device is WAY faster than my 'cutting edge' Virgin Tivo box, it gets far better access to Netflix, Now TV and iPlayer.
  • It can take a dozen presses of the remote in all directions before it reacts to the signal.
  • I also don't like the channel banner which has no signal information.
Wi-Fi Built-in
Ethernet Port
Number Of USB Port(s)
Optical Digital Audio Outputs
Number of HDMI Outputs
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Manhattan T3-R Freeview Play 4K Smart Recorder 500GB
  • Reasons I opted for this unit was because it had WiFi so no need to connect via cable for the streaming services.
  • Excellent quality connects via bluetooth to wifi no extra cables to run also allows tv to connect to free view on separate AV channel.
  • Good array of channels when connected to wifi.
  • Surprised with massive array of channels when connected to wifi.
  • The picture quality is very poor when connected to an HD TV.
Humax DTR-T2100 500gb BT YouView Recorder Unit (Dual Tuner)
  • HDMI provides a great connection and delivers a stunning picture.
  • Sometimes the machine throws up a message to say that there is something wrong wrong with my internet connection, but everything is okay and I need to skip this message every time.
  • The big disadvantage is lack of built-in WI-FI. But as I try to ignore that, ethernet connection doesn't work well.
  • Have a problems with connection but I don't sure that is my fault. So if you want it for internet connectivity, that device is not for you.
  • The DTRT2100 has a software fault which causes problems with HDMI switching.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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