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2. Before you Begin.


Congratulations on your choice of the next generation 3view personal video recorder. We hope that you enjoy using it. Please follow this User Guide to ensure correct usage of this unit.


In your 3view package your should have all of the following included. Please contact your supplier if any of the items are missing.

g  1x 3view HD box

1 x External power supply

g  1 x Remote control

g  1 x HDMI cable

g    1 x Network cable

g    2x AAA Batteries

g    Warranty Card


NOTE:  In some areas you may need to upgrade your aerial to ensure that you are able to receive digital television broadcasts – a good reception of existing analogue signals is no guarantee of good digital reception.

Warranty: 3View comes with a 12 month advance replacement warranty. To extend your warranty by a further 12 months, please visit to register your box and receive this benefit.




Warning!  When first connecting the set top box, please make sure all equipment is switched off!

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3. Connecting Up

Step 1.


Plug your aerial cable into the RF IN port at the far left hand side of the back of the 3View unit.  If you wish to view Freeview on your TV, then plug a second aerial lead into the RF OUT port at the back of the 3View unit and connect to your TV.

Step 2.


Connect one end of the HDMI cable into your set top box, and plug the other end into a spare HDMI socket on your Television. If your TV is not HD ready you can use a SCART cable instead. (Not supplied.)

Step 3.

Plug one end of the network cable into the network socket on the back of the set top box and the other end to your broadband router.

TIP! If your router is not near to the 3View unit, then you can use Home Plugs to connect the 3View unit to your network. Simply connect the network cable from the 3View unit to one of the Home plugs and connect the other Home plug via a network cable to your broadband router then plug both of the home plugs into the nearest electrical  sockets.


Finally you can now connect the power cable to the 3view unit and plug it into the mains socket and switch all of your equipment back on.

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4. The Remote Control


Before you switch the unit on for the first time and work your way through the set up wizard, it might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with the buttons on the 3View remote control.

Remote Control all keys explained

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5. The Set Up Wizard.


Boot up splash screen


As soon as the 3View unit is plugged in and switched on, it will begin it’s initial boot up. You will see the 3View white splash screen which will appear and disappear. This will be accompanied by the three lights on the front of the unit blinking on and off.  Please be patient! The 3view unit will take a minute or so to fully boot up the first time that it is connected to the mains and this is quite normal. Once the boot up sequence has completed, you will see the first set up screen to guide you through setting up the 3View unit to suit your set up.


First Set up screen



Moving through the Wizard set up screens is easy. Simply click  OK on the Next tab using the remote control to move onto the next screen. To move around any choices offered in the Set up wizard screens, use the arrow keys on the remote.



Setting up your TV's resolution


The first item that you need to set up is the resolution for you particular television. Scroll up and down using the arrow keys on the remote to select which resolution you prefer from the list and then click on OK. The Wizard will then test to see if that resolution is fully supported by your television. If you cannot see a picture, then the wizard will return you to the set up screen to try out a different resolution. If you see the screen shown here then your television can display the chosen resolution and you can click  on Yes and then move onto the next screen by clicking on Next.


Setting up your timezone


In the next screen you will be asked to set up your particular time zone and whether or not to use Daylight Saving Time. Move up or down the different time zones using the arrow keys on the remote, select your time zone by clicking OK followed by clicking on Yes or No for Daylight Saving time and then Select Next. The next screen is for choosing the source  of your television signal and should be left on Antenna. After clicking on Next from that screen, the 3view unit will begin to scan for all of the channels available in your area.


Scan for Channels ends



You can stop the channel scan at any time, and those channels found so far during the scan will be saved. It does take some time to complete the scan so please do be patient!



Detecting your Network settings


Next you will be asked configure the 3view box to your network. If you have connected the 3View unit via the included Ethernet cable to your router then the 3view unit should set up your network connection automatically. Following setting up your network connection you will  be asked to either keep the default name 3View for the unit on your Network or give it your own preferred name such as ‘PVR’ or  ‘Freeview TV’ for example.



Following setting up your network settings on the unit  the set up wizard is complete and you will be taken to Live TV to enjoy watching all of your Freeview channels. 

Tip!   At any time during the Wizard set up screens, you can always go back by clicking on Back or Previous during the set up procedure.

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