TopManager is a Windows program that eases the management of a Topfield PVR system (commonly referred to as a "Toppy").

The Toppy can be directly connected to the PC via a USB cable or it can be connected to a network capable device that supports FTP (e.g. a "Slug"). TM is capable of connecting to multiple Toppies (but only one at a time)

If you have any problems with TopManager, or have any comments or suggestions, please post on the TopManager thread at

File Capabilities

  • Ability to browse the \ProgramFiles tree of a Toppy file system (it does not process recordings in \DataFiles)

  • Easy display of key Toppy files

  • Editing of TAP input files

  • Creation of folders and empty files

  • Deletion and Renaming of files

  • Printing of files

  • Browsing supports "Drag and Drop" (to other toppy folders and to/from Windows File Explorer)

  • Files can also be imported via a dialog

  • Relocate files and folders in the \ProgramFiles tree

Remote Management from Windows PC

A Toppy can be managed remotely (it must be running the PcControl tap):

  • Scanning and channel deletion

  • TapCommander functions plus "Launch a tap"

  • Signal Measurement

  • Display Timers

  • Display HDD Statistics

  • Manage MyStuff Favourites Files

  • Take a picture of the TV screen

  • Display/Change System Settings

  • Display PcC Info (similar to MyInfo but based on running system)

Other Features

  • Update of the user's profile on the Forum

  • Identification of differences from a previously saved baseline

  • Analysis of files in the \ProgramFiles tree

  • Allow a snapshot of the \ProgramFiles tree to be stored on the pc and provide the ability to recover files back to the Toppy

  • Easy installation of commonly used TAPs and updates of data files

  • Manage (purge or restore MyStuff Backup Files