MyFreeview | HD. Magic TV High Definition DTR
Magic TV™ MTV3700TD High Definition Digital Television Recorder with Dual tuners and a 1000GB Hard Disk Drive
MyFreeview | HD
  • New Zealand's favourite TV and radio programmes in digital quality for free
  • Available to 75% (soon to be 86%) of NZ homes
  • 8-day Freeview onscreen listings guide
  • Teletext service
  • Captioning service for the hearing impaired
Freeview Channel selection

Effortlessly pause, record, browse, edit and play with award-winning* quality

Magic TV™ MTV3700TD brings high-end Magic TV™ recording features and ease-of-use to the fantastic New Zealand Freeview | HD® broadcasts.

New MTV3700TD features include:

  • Massive 1000GB (1TB) capacity can record up to 500 hours!
  • Seamless storage expansion using USB disks
  • Environmentally friendly lower power standby mode
  • Sigma SMP8655 chip for faster response and new slow motion and fast forward features
  • Magic TV™ Wi-Fi adapter available to wirelessly receive Live News & Weather feeds and firmware updates
  • Control Magic TV™ with an iOS or Android device

The dual tuners can record two Freeview | HD® channels simultaneously ensuring that you never miss your favourite programmes while the intuitive Magic TV™ interface provides total control over all the digital High Definition and Standard Definition TV services.

Pause Live TV, quickly browse and organise your recordings, set Series Recording to catch entire seasons, view live news feeds, watch your camcorder movies and more...

Recording-related features

Dual HD tuners

MTV3700TD includes a second amplified HD digital tuner to simultaneously record any 2 channels in the same lossless high quality. A huge 1000GB HDD comes as standard, capable of recording up to 500 hours of programming!

Pause and Rewind Live TV

Phone ringing? Someone at the door? Don't want to miss a thing? Simply pause Live TV and catch up at your leisure. Missed a bit of dialogue? No problem. Rewind Live TV and you can watch it again.

Series Recording

Choose 'Record Whole Series' from the Freeview EPG to reliably record every episode - even if the time changes!

Edit recordings

Add bookmarks to recordings and skip between them, or trim out whole sections of unwanted footage to save time and disk space (see FAQ for more information).

Record on multiple disks (external USB drives)

You can now seamlessly expand your storage capacity by connecting one or more USB disks to Magic TV™. Recording, copying, moving, editing and playback from these disks is all fully supported. You control how they are used.
Note: Recordings are encrypted and can only play on the unit which originally made the recordings.

Organise your recordings

A folder system allows you to organise and find recordings quickly. Simply find a programme and send it to the desired folder. The recording will still be displayed in the 'All Programmes' list so that you easily keep track.

Continuous playback

Select multiple recordings for continuous playback, or playback all recordings in a folder

Award-winning* general Magic TV™ Features

Camcorder movie playback and storage

Browse and play your AVCHD Camcorder movies and use Magic TV™ remote control to manage playback. You can also copy movies to the internal HDD to store and play (see FAQ for more information).

Free to view

Once you have installed Magic TV™ in your home, there are no activation fees and no subscription fees to pay. Simply enjoy and record the additional Freeview | HD® channels right away.


Magic TV™ can upscale all of your programming to match your display - right up to 1080p, so even Standard Definition programmes have never looked clearer. For TVs fixed at 60Hz, Magic TV™ can even smoothly convert 50Hz to 60Hz for judder-free video.


Step-by-step guided setup, clear menus, 8-day electronic programme guide (EPG) and 'at-a-glance' front panel display, all combine to provide easy operation for the whole family.

High quality

Pixel Magic have a reputation for superior audio and video quality and every component has been chosen especially for its ability to communicate every detail available from the digital High Definition broadcasts.

Adaptable Aspect Ratio

Supports 16:10 for PC monitors as well as the more usual 4:3 and 16:9 modes for normal and widescreen TVs.
The aspect ratio of the subtitles can also be set individually for each channel, ensuring optimum readability.

Flexible to navigate

Magic TV™ includes many unique features allowing you to get to what you want fast:
  • One Touch Channel Select and ‘Favourites’ speed up channel hopping.
  • 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x fast forward and rewind plus new slow motion and fast forward with audio
  • On-screen icons, timebars and hints so you always know what's going on
  • Helpful shortcut keys exist throughout the system so speed navigation.

* Magic TV™ MTV3600TD Voted Best Digital Television Recorder - 2010 Freeview Awards

USB Wi-Fi Adapter available

Simply plug a Magic TV™ USB Wi-Fi Adapter (available to buy separately) in to the back of Magic TV™ to wirelessly receive Live News & Weather feeds and firmware updates from your internet-connected wireless home network (802.11N, 802.11g or 802.11b supported).

Control using your iOS/Android device

Use your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android 2.2 device as a Remote Control! No need to keep track of a remote when your phone is always with you. Use your iPhone to control more than one Magic TV™ in the same room.
The screen looks exactly like the familiar Magic TV™ Remote Control.
> View in iTunes
> Download for Android
Note: Controlling device must be on the same local network as Magic TV™

Live RSS news and weather updates

Receive Live news and weather RSS feeds from the internet direct to the Magic TV™ interface. Just connect Magic TV™ to your home network or broadband router.


Supporting MHEG-5 Interactive TV services and capable of decoding MPEG 2, MPEG 4 AVC/H.264; Magic TV™ is ready for years of service at the heart of your entertainment system. Firmware updates can be easily installed Over-The-Air or via USB.

Well equipped

MTV3700TD features a comprehensive set of outputs so that you can make the very best connections to your TV. HDMI can take 1080p digital video and multi-channel audio over just one cable to minimise wiring and deliver maximum High Definition quality.


The Magic TV™ remote control features 4 learning buttons which allow you to turn on your TV, change the input to Magic TV™ and adjust the volume of your sound system - all with one remote. The easy-to-use and intuitive button layout puts every feature at your fingertips

Environmentally sensitive

Lead-free electronics throughout and a new power-saving mode help reduce the environmental impact.
Note: New ultra low power mode can affect automatic firmware upgrades and updates to programme schedules.

Technical specification

Video decoding formats:

MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 AVC/H.264

Audio decoding formats:

Dolby Digital, AAC, PCM and MPEG audio. Includes downmixing for Stereo systems

Interactive TV service support:

MHEG-5 Middleware for MHEG HD interactive service support

Supported output TV formats:

SD: 480i (NTSC), 576i (PAL)
HD: 480p 60Hz, 576p 50Hz, 720p 50/60Hz, 1080i 50/60Hz, 1080p 50/60Hz
Smooth frame rate conversion: 50Hz -> 60Hz supported

Key software features:

Guided step-by-step setup
8-day Freeview | HD® EPG
One-touch recording from the EPG
Pause and Rewind Live TV
Series Recording to record entire seasons
Edit and add bookmarks to recordings
Storage folders to organise recordings
Categories and filters to help find recordings fast
Aspect Ratio Correction modes: Full, Wide Zoom (non-linear stretch), Pillar box/Letterbox, Zoom 1, Zoom 2
Support for 16:10 screens
On-screen hints and tips
Camcorder AVCHD file storing, browsing and playback
Live news and weather RSS feeds over the internet
Continuous playback of multiple recordings

Key hardware components:

Dual CMOS silicon tuners (internal second amplified tuner requires no additional wiring)
Processor: Sigma Designs SMP8655
Internal Hard Disk Drive (1000GB)
Video DAC: 12-bit 150MHz
Audio DAC: 24-bit 192KHz
Front panel VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) with 11-character alphanumeric display and many status icons
Fanless design for quiet operation
Support for Wi-Fi Adapter

Rear connections:

Antenna input x1 and antenna loop-through x1

Video output:
Standard definition: Composite Video x1, S-Video x1, Component Video x1
High definition: HDMI with embedded audio x1

Audio output:

Digital: SPDIF Optical x1, SPDIF Electrical (Coaxial) x1
Analogue: Stereo Audio x1 (Stereo pair)

Other connections:

USB 2.0 x2 for firmware upgrade, connecting external storage, camcorders and Wi-Fi Adapter
Ethernet 100-Base-T x1 for return path of Interactive TV services and RSS feeds

Firmware upgrade:

Via external USB, via the internet or Over-the-Air.
Protected firmware provides risk-free upgrading

Remote control:

Infrared learning remote with 4 learning buttons
(TV power, TV input, Vol+, Vol-). Colour: Black

Physical and electrical specification:

Dimensions: 325mm (W) x 230mm (D) x 62mm (H)
Weight: 3Kg
Power supply: +12V DC. 100-240 VAC auto-ranging power adapter included.
Power consumption: 20W (max). Intelligent power saving mode is included.

Image gallery

MTV3700TD front panel
MTV3700TD rear panel
MTV3700TD remote control
Freeview | HD® Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Current Programme info banner
Recorded Programmes list
Timebar showing edited sections