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#361102 - 27th Oct 2009 9:45pm sky box
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her in doors is not happy our sky box keeps switching on and off all the time so if anyone has a spare box going for not too much gang could you keep T.C.in mind thanks peeps!
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#361106 - 27th Oct 2009 9:59pm Re: sky box [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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think theres one in my celler, unsure if it still works but you can have it, its one of the old white sky boxes, no remote though!

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#361107 - 27th Oct 2009 10:03pm Re: sky box [Re: chris_gilly]
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nice one mate i have a remote bud! pm me you address bud!
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#361108 - 27th Oct 2009 10:04pm Re: sky box [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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will dig it out and PM you bud, tomorrow ok?

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#361110 - 27th Oct 2009 10:11pm Re: sky box [Re: chris_gilly]
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nice one bud! happy how much?
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#361116 - 27th Oct 2009 10:24pm Re: sky box [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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nowt bud, you can have it smile

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#361118 - 27th Oct 2009 10:33pm Re: sky box [Re: chris_gilly]
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nice one bud! thumbsup
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#361144 - 27th Oct 2009 11:30pm Re: sky box [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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If your under contract with Sky, they will give you a new box for free, or even a Sky+ for the install cost only, if so ill explain how to do it.

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#361156 - 28th Oct 2009 12:02am Re: sky box [Re: MattLFC]
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If your under contract with Sky, they will give you a new box for free, or even a Sky+ for the install cost only, if so ill explain how to do it.

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we've got sky plus box is there a way to get later box from sky, no hdmi on one we have, been under contract about year/half now, cheers matt.
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#361157 - 28th Oct 2009 12:05am Re: sky box [Re: kimpri]
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You will only get HDMI on the Sky+HD box im afraid mate. No real way of getting them for free, possibly for 29 though, but not free. Plus you will need to pay an extra 10 per month unless you want to pay the full price of 299 for the box.

Neither the PVR1, PVR2 or PVR3 have HDMI. PVR2 is just a debugged, updated and redesigned version of the PVR1 ad the PVR3 is mainly a 160GB hard drive instead of the 40GB found in the PVR1 and PVR2.

If you have over 37", and don't want the additional cost of SkyHD but better quality pictures, get a quality SCART-HDMI upscaler or a Toshiba DVD recorder with HDMI upscaling. Still gonna cost a fair bit though. It wont be a massive improvement either, but it is certainly noticeable.

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#361162 - 28th Oct 2009 12:25am Re: sky box [Re: MattLFC]
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cheers mate, we get the full package pay over 60 month, might downgrade shite anyway? i dont even watch tv,
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#361164 - 28th Oct 2009 12:34am Re: sky box [Re: kimpri]
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Lol, in the end, as much I love Sky+, I ended up ditching them, simply because I took a step back and realised I was only watching the main 5 channels, plus a couple of Freeview channels and the odd football match.

Got TopUp TV las year (before I became part of the development team I may add), which has basically the same interface, remote and features as Sky+, even some better features (with some "really" nice new features that we are currently testing for rollout probably before the Xmas lockdown), and has access to all the Freeview channels, with the option of other on-demand content and channels and ESPN etc, and I don't have a monthly fee to pay lol.

So from 36 per month to 0 per month, not bad lol. Funny to think when I had the full package, I was paying 53 per month I think, and I never watched anything more than I do now. It's all very nice till you realise the cost I think. Id hazard a guess there are many Sky subscribers who are paying for stuff they don't watch lol.

Next year I will be getting the Foxsat HDR2 (the HDR1 has nicer features than Sky+HD imho, but I don't like the remote and want it to support DivX playback on the media centre element) or the forthcoming TopUp TV HD PVR.

For now, a standard TUTV+ box with my Toshiba DVDR upscaling it to 1080p and converting it to HDMI (for the benefit of my TV lol) will do me.

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#361166 - 28th Oct 2009 12:40am Re: sky box [Re: MattLFC]
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60 a month... thats 720 per year, scary isnt it!! If you are not watching enough of the channels to get ya moneys worth, id be considering the Foxsat HDR mate!! Freesat HD, Sky+ PVR capability but with a massive 320GB hard drive, media centre, HDMI, upscaling, the ability to archive to external HDD, the ability to playback content from USB memory sticks etc, future support for the iPlayer and other free on-demand IPTV services, supposed future support for upto 2 channels per feed (meaning 4 channels recordable at once, don't know how this is supposed to work though), all in one unit, for 244 one off charge!

Just no option to have subscription channels... but for everything else (bar the remote - which can be resolved by purchasing a better designed OneForAll type remote) it ownz SkyHD.

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#361189 - 28th Oct 2009 9:27am Re: sky box [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Originally Posted By: TRANCENTRAL
nice one bud! thumbsup


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#361194 - 28th Oct 2009 10:04am Re: sky box [Re: chris_gilly]
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nice one bud! thumbsup


you have mail!
alright chris, trancentral has asked me to pick sky box up for him as he is at work if thats ok with you.
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