Tuner system

Twin Freeview tuners. Record two different channels at once and watch another two, one full screen, one Picture in Picture (as long as the two watched channels are on the same Multiplex(es) as the two recording channels).

Twin modulated RF outputs assignable between channels 21 and 69, with single antenna or dual antenna feed options.

Up to 2000 channel memory, channel list editing, favourites setting.

Multi-standard (PAL/NTSC) modulated output.

Hard disk

Quiet 160 GB IDE built in (88 hours for 4Mbps transmission stream).

Rear Sockets

Scart 1: RGB/Component/S-Video/composite video & stereo audio out.

Scart 2: S-Video/composite video & stereo audio out. Composite, RGB & stereo audio loopthrough.

Optical digital output (toslink) - Dolby Digital (AC-3) compatible.

Stereo line out via 2 x RCA/phono.

Independent S-Video & composite video outputs too.

Twin antenna inputs with RF loop outputs (use with a single antenna and supplied loop-through cable or with two independent antenna feeds for tuning to different services).

Additional independent RF in and outputs.

RS-232C 9 pin D-sub connector.

USB 2.0 connector.

Front Sockets

2 x PCMCIA common interface slot compatible with TopUpTV cam and card (Conax, Cryptoworks, Irdeto, Nagravision, Seca & Viaccess compatible).

Playback options

Numerous trick-play options - FF, Reverse Play, Slow Motion; A-B repeat. Pause and use trick play functions with live TV by using hard disk buffer.

Video options

4:3/16:9/Pan and Scan/Letterbox settings - set TV type (4:3 or 16:9) and independently set letterbox or fullscreen as desired.

Picture in Picture (PiP) - position on the screen and select to view two programmes simultaneously or monitor a recording whilst watching another programme etc.

PAL/NTSC/auto video output.

Audio options

MPEG 1, 2 & 3 decoding, MP3 jukebox option allows music files to be transferred to internal hard disk and for TF5800PVR to function as an MP3 jukebox.

Navigation / Editing functions

MHEG EPG supported. Channel change in less than 1 second. Full-colour on-screen display with selectable display position and text transparency Cursor driven navigation on the remote Format hard disk option.

A-B partial erase of recording - say to remove adverts prior to playback or output of a programme.

File list navigation by programme name, record date and programme number.

Timer / VideoPlus

Instant one button recording, manual event timer recording, daily/weekly/weekend/weekday timer recording, set timer programmes via EPG. Up to 70 timer events can be pre-programmed.

Radio recording?


EPG & Text

7 day EPG (Electronic Program Guide).


Fully automatic setup.

PC functions

Update firmware via Topfield website and USB2 or RS232C link. Topfield Application Programmes (TAPs) can be added to enable additional functionality. TAPs can be developed and used by home users or downloaded from other users, although TAP functionality is not covered by the guarantee.

Supplied accessories

Remote control, batteries, RF loop-through cable, basic scart cable.

W x H x D / Weight

340 x 60 x 265 / 4.2kg.


Silver, or if you go for the Panther edition, it has a rather fetching furry black coating.


Widescreen switching, subtitle & TeleText support, parental lock by channel or event, games embedded.