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    HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

    This is a discussion on HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best? within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Taken just under 2 months from first registering but finally got an installation date for next saturday. I know its ...

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      HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      Taken just under 2 months from first registering but finally got an installation date for next saturday. I know its pot look most times as to what make of box everyone gets. Just incase they have more than one make on the van, what should I try and get and try to stay away from?


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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      I would say steer clear of thomson, but we dont do them anymore, apart from that its all gravy. and make sure the engineer uses a box from a BLACK carboard box, not brown, brown boxes are refurbs, just tell him you dont want an a grade
      Amstrad Sky+HD, Samsung Sky+HD, Thomson Sky+ and a Pac Sky+, Sky talk unlimited + line rental, and Sky Broadband Unlimited at 18.5Mb/s - Priceless, literally ( 0/month!)

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      Cool Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      I got mine in last Sat. A Samsung, in a black box. Naturally glad I got a new box, I questionned the engineer, saying I expected them to try and install a refurb. He was taken aback!

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      Sky won't knowingly use a refurb box on a new install - it's against the law, but there are unscrupulous fitters out there who fit old boxes and flog the new ones on Ebay.

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      The Thomson HD box is best because it has DVI output. However, it usually needs a PSU upgrade for reliable operation.

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      I have an amstrad HD box and i havn't had any problems with the box of any sort. Seems to have good picture quality and is also very quite.

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      Sky won't knowingly use a refurb box on a new install - it's against the law
      That's not what it says in their T&C's which you agree to when you sign up for the subsidised package

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      Well, had HD installed yesterday and all good so far. Had a bit of a panic when he opened his side door on the van as all I could see was beige boxes, but in he reached and out came a black box with a brand new Amstrad.

      Only took him a minute or so to setup. Had to call Sky as wasn't giving me Sky Sports and Movies even after 2 hours. Bloke said he could take up to 4 hours, but Lions was on a 2pm so chased up Sky anyway. Impressed by the difference compared to the normal box. Was kind of thinking it was a bit of a marketing ploy, but far play, everything looks damn good

      Box seems to hum more than the last Sky+ (Thomson), but thats probably me being alter conscious. Don't have the new programme guide yet, but the bloke said it would upgrade itself in the next few weeks.......

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      Re: HD getting installed next sat (13th) - What make of box is best?

      I have got a Samsung HD Box and are very impressed with this. Only had minor faults which are corrected by switching the box of and then on again!
      Picture is great and really enjoying all the progs in HD.

     

     

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