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Interactive with impressive new functions

Connect the digital satellite HD receiver THS221 to the Internet via Ethernet for live RSS news and a 5-day weather forecast directly on your TV. THS221 is suitable for any TV! The HDMI output produces thrilling HD images, while older TV sets are served with the SCART connector. The installation is made even easier than before thanks to the SatCR support. With a SatCR LNB only one cable and a simple 4-way splitter are needed for connecting up to four receivers* to one SatCR LNB.

Product overview

  • Internet portal: RSS feeds, weather forecasts
  • Supports SatCR
  • Update receiver software via USB
  • 64 satellites memory capacity (50 satellites pre-installed)
  • Electronic TV Programme Guide (EPG)
  • Booking of events directly from EPG
  • Display showing channel number or time
  • Favourite lists for TV and radio channels
  • Parental control for locking channels



HDTV RSS Feeds Support SatCR Booking of events 4000 Channels
Display 10 Timer Subtitel EPG Digital Audio ECO
*All receivers connected to a SatCR system must support SatCR.
HDTV (1080p) receiver for digital Free-To-Air TV and radio programmes via satellite*
RSS feeds and weather forecasts via Internet portal
Supports SatCR
Software update via USB
Display showing channel number in operating mode and time in standby
4000 channels/64 satellites memory capacity (50 satellites pre-installed)
Exceptional picture quality and excellent sound
Multichannel Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for on screen information of present/next programme information for the following 7 days***
Booking of events directly from EPG
Up to 30 programmable timers
Power saving: switches to standby after a definable time
Software update via external USB storage device
Fast and easy channel data base up/download to/from USB stick
Teletext and full multi-lingual DVB subtitling supported***
Multiple audio track support***
8 favourite lists for TV and radio channels
Parental control for locking selected channels with a password
Multi-lingual On Screen Display (OSD)
Easy to use channel handling options for finding, editing, moving, favouring and locking of channels
Power on with last viewed channel
Video outputs: HDMI, SCART (RGB, CVBS)
Digital audio output via S/PDIF coaxial for connection to a digital amplifier
Automatic, network and manual channel scan options
Supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264
Supports DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, GOTO X and SatCR
Connections: Ethernet, SAT IN, SAT OUT, HDMI, TV SCART, S/PDIF coaxial, USB
Accessories: Remote control, 2x AAA batteries, power adapter
*Subject to your local signal conditions
**THOMSON cannot guarantee the playback of files although extensions are listed, as it depends on codec used, data bit rate and resolution.
***Availability depending on broadcaster
Aspect ratio4:3 and 16:9, Pan & Scan, Pillarbox, Letterbox, Auto
Video resolutionPAL 50Hz: 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Audio modeMono L/R, Stereo, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus*
LNB power13/18 V DC (+/- 5%), max. 0.5 A, overload protected
DiSEqC versions1.0, 1.1, 1.2, GOTO X, SatCR
Quick and easy installationavailable
Channel memory capacity4000
Pre-programmed channel listavailable
Favourite list8
Timer functions30
Editing functions (TV-/Radio)available
Software updateUSB
Booking of events directly from the EPGavailable
Multiliungual subtitling and audio track supportavailable
Parental lock functionavailable
Automatic standby functionavailable
Installation Instructionsavailable
Remote controlavailable
Tuner inavailable
Tuner outavailable
TV SCARTavailable
Audio Digital (S/PDIF)available
Power consumption in operationmax. 24 W, typ. 10 W
Power consumption in standbymax. 0.5 W
Size (W x D x H) in mm220 x 170 x 45
Weight in kg0.53 kg
*Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories


Possible cause

What to do

The display on the front panel does not light up.

The mains cable is not connected

The mains fuse is blown

Check that the mains cable is plugged into the power socket
Check the mains fuse

No sound or picture,
but the front panel shows red light


The receiver is in standby mode



Press the On/Standby button

No sound or picture, but the receiver menu can be seen on the TV screen.
(Press [MENU] on the remote control.)

The channel is off-air
The satellite dish is not pointing at the (correct) satellite.

Channels are deleted in the edit menu

Try other channel(s).
Check the signal level in the Antenna Setup menu. Adjust the dish. 

Scan for channels (again)

No signal or weak signal, intermittent reception.

Cables might have loosened.
Moisture might have entered into cables or connectors.

Heavy rain at present.
Heavy storm at present.

Check the cable connections, LNB and other equipment connected between the LNB and the receiver, or peak the dish.
Wait for the rain/storm to subside


The satellite dish is not pointing at the (correct) satellite(s)

Adjust the dish. Ask a local satellite specialist for advice.


Satellite dish is too small
Trees or buildings in path.

Change to a larger dish
Change position of the dish


The signal is too strong, the dish is oversized.

Connect a signal attenuator to the LNB input. Ask a local satellite specialist for advice.

Bad picture/blocking error during heavy rain.

Heavy rain will attenuate satellite signals, below a certain level blocking will occur.

Make sure your dish installation is up to standards to minimize rain effects. When in doubt, ask a local satellite specialist for advice.

The receiver switches off after 3 hours of inactivity of remote control commands

 The power saving Auto Standby function is activated

Switch the Auto Standby function off, if you don’t like it.

The receiver is suddenly behaving unexpectedly or erratically, for example after a mains power failure, power glitch, lightning strike near you or after a (interrupted) software update.

Mains power problems could cause a glitch in the software in rare cases.

Load the factory setting from the System menu.
If not recoverable, ask a local satellite specialist for advice or contact the local Service Hotline or send email to our support.


No picture or sound, but the display and green LED are on.

HDMI or Scart is not selected on your TV or audio amplifier

TV is not switched on

Switch to the correct TV input
Switch the audio amplifier to the correct input

Switch the TV on

The remote control is not working

The battery is exhausted
The remote control is incorrectly aimed

Change the batteries
Aim the remote control at the receiver, or check that nothing blocks the path to the front panel

No audio, only video

Audio is muted on the receiver, audio is muted on the TV. The audio amplifier is muted. The Scart cable is not inserted correctly.

Check if audio is muted.
Insert the Scart cable properly

Scrambled service

The channel is scrambled.

Select an alternative channel.

The external USB HDD does not start.

The power consumption is too high.

Connect an extra power supply adapter to your USB HDD device.

Password forgotten


Contact the local Service Hotline or send an email to our support.