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Superior features for a strong performance

THT522 is a high-end HD receiver for DVB-T2 and DVB-T Free-To-Air TV and radio programmes. Connect it to your TV via HDMI and enjoy razor sharp pictures and breath-taking sound. Very comfortable are the quick and easy installation as well as the user-friendly menu. Enjoy the electronic programme guide, eight favourite lists, teletext, full multi-lingual DVB subtitling and many other superior features. The THT522 delivers entertainment without compromise.

Product overview

  • HDTV receiver for DVB-T2/DVB-T FTA TV
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Dolby® Digital Plus
  • 1000 channels memory capacity
  • New tuner technology for excellent reception
  • Excellent audio and video quality
  • USB: recording, software updates
  • Electronic TV Programme Guide (EPG)
  • Teletext, subtitling and audio track support
  • Power saving automatic standby function
USB Recording Timeshift EPG Digital Audio Parental Control 1000 Channels
Teletext / Subtitel Booking of event timers 8 Timer ECO
HDTV receiver for digital DVB-T2 and DVB-T Free-To-Air TV and radio programmes via outdoor or indoor antenna(1)
Quick and easy installation & user-friendly menu
Supports Dolby® Digital Plus(2)
1000 channels memory capacity
New tuner technology for excellent reception
Excellent audio and video quality
USB port: record TV programmes, play files, update receiver software via USB storage device(3)
Electronic TV Programme Guide (EPG) for on screen programme information of present/following event information up to 7 days(4)
Teletext, full multi-lingual DVB subtitling and audio track support(4)
8 event timers with 4 modes (once, daily, weekly, monthly)
Parental lock function for menu and rating control for channel
High definition on screen display (OSD)
Booking of events directly from EPG
USB power control for power saving in standby mode
Power on with last viewed channel
Fast channel zapping: sorting by alphabet, free/encrypted channels
User-friendly remote control
8 favourite lists for TV and radio programmes
Multi-lingual support on screen menu (OSD)
Automatic and manual channel scan options
Many channel handling options: lock, edit, move, sort, skip, delete and rename
Digital sound through coaxial output (S/PDIF) by connecting to digital amplifier
PAL converting automatically
DVB-T compliant, UHF/VHF tuner with loop-through function
Support of active antenna by 5 V output
Power saving automatic standby function
Connectors: ANT IN, ANT OUT, TV SCART, HDMI, S/PDIF coaxial, Audio L/R, USB port
Accessories: Remote control, 2x AAA batteries

(1)Depending on local signal conditions

(2)Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

(3)THOMSON cannot guarantee the playback of files although extensions are listed, as it depends on codec used, data bit rate and resolution (all MPEG codec formats are supported).

(4)Availability depending on broadcaster

ReceptionDVB-T2 HD
Dolby®* available
Aspect ratio4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Pan & Scan, 16:9, Auto
Video resolution480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, By Native TV, By source
Audio modeStereo, Mono, Dolby®*
Favourite list8
Timer functions8
Software updateUSB
Booking of events directly from the EPGavailable
Multiliungual subtitling and audio track supportavailable
Parental lock functionavailable
Installation Instructionsavailable
Remote controlavailable
Tuner inavailable
Tuner outavailable
TV SCARTavailable
Audio Digital (S/PDIF)available
Audio stereo jackavailable
Power consumption in operation4.87 W (typ.), 12.00 W (max)
Power consumption in standbymax. 1.0 W
Size (W x D x H) in mm148 x 130 x 37
Weight in kg0.26
THOMSON is a trademark of Technicolor (S.A.) or its affiliates used under license by STRONG Group.

Subject to alterations. In consequence of continuous research and development technical specifications, design and appearance of products may change. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


Possible cause

What to do

LED indicator not lit

Mains lead unplugged

Check mains plug

No signal found

Aerial is disconnected
Aerial is damaged/misaligned
Out of digital signal area
Active antenna requires to switch ON antenna power/external power

Check aerial lead
Check aerial
Check with dealer
Switch receiver’s Antenna Power ON/connect external power

No picture or sound on TV or amplifier

HDMI or SCART is not selected on your TV or amplifier or the unit is set to higher resolution as the TV supports.
TV/amplifier is not switched on

Switch to correct TV/amplifier input
Select lower resolution on receiver
Switch TV/amplifier on.
Check if S/PDIF connection is used.


Scrambled channel

Channel is scrambled

Select alternative channel

No response to remote control

Receiver off
Remote not aimed correctly
Front panel obstructed
Remote batteries exhausted

Plug in and turn on plug
Aim remote at front panel
Check for obstructions
Replace remote batteries

Forgotten PIN code
Forgotten channel  lock code


Default PIN is <1234>
Contact local Service Hotline or send email to our Support via www.thomsonstb.net.

After moving the receiver to another room/area you are no longer able to receive digital reception

Antenna signals are too weak
The signal strength/quality might be less than before, if using an indoor antenna.

Press the [INFO] button on remote 3x to call up signal bars and adjust antenna for (maximum) reception
or rescan channels
When using an active antenna, check antenna power.
Try to use an outdoor antenna.

The receiver switches off automatically.

Auto Standby function enabled.

Disable auto standby. See section <7.3.8> for details.

Playback of video (or Timeshift) is causing picture freeze/macro blocks or similar distortion, especially on HD content.

Read/write speed of your USB device could be too low.

Make sure to use a USB storage device with sufficient speed and space. Pen drives (‘USB sticks’) may not support sufficient speed.