@kenbarbi Have you done a rescan lately - either a blind scan of the whole satellite, or atleast a rescan of 12060?
As for the Manhattan, I can't really compare it to anything else on the current market, but I can report that the Outernet TV channel is working just fine, as are the other TV channels on that transponder. Clear smooth picture and good-sounding audio. That's more than I can say about some of the channels -- itis apalling the lack of production value and ignorance of tech standards displayed on some of the channels (and not attributable to reception issues). The Outernet channel is definitely one of the best looking and sounding channels on that bird.
Oh, and back to the receiver - as I said, I can't really compare it to anything else, but I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a new receiver. Has pretty much all the features -- can operate a motorized dish or multi-dish switch, has PVR capability (just add a USB drive) and even does (if connected to the internet) IPTV, which comes pre-populated with a bunch of channels.
So if you are in the market for a new set-top receiver in the $100(US) price range, it should at least be on your short list, if not at the top of it.
(disclaimer - that is just my personal opinion as a satisfied owner; I have no connection to the manufacturer and it makes no difference to me if or what you buy nor from whom)