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    Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

    This is a discussion on Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; You don't get owt for nowt. The free Sky Plus HD box upgrade is only available if you pay for ...

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      You don't get owt for nowt. The free Sky Plus HD box upgrade is only available if you pay for the Sky HD package so the box is paid for in a year.


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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      I found that the offer of a free Sky+ HD STB available when ordering Multi-room was applied only when the HD pack was included too. However a small bug allowed me to have it for free as I already had the HD pack with my main STB.

      There may be many people who already have the HD pack with their Thomson STBs. In which case this will effectively be a free upgrade for them if the same 'bug' is present.

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeymac View Post
      You don't get owt for nowt. The free Sky Plus HD box upgrade is only available if you pay for the Sky HD package so the box is paid for in a year.
      Hardly, you are also getting about 60 HD channels in the deal. Plus a new box costs a bit more than 123.

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Hardly, you are also getting about 60 HD channels in the deal. Plus a new box costs a bit more than 123.
      Plus it will be available on Entertainment Extra+ so that's only 60 for the 12 months. :-)

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      we've had the upgrade offer letter today, but we have a Samsung Sky+HD as our main box & an old Thomson Sky+ used as multiroom. the letter refers to 'Thomson Sky+HD', has the letter been sent to all customers? i presume that they aren't offering to upgrade our Thomson Sky+ to a new HD box?!
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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      Nice to see Sky are being pro-active on this.

      I would suggest a friendly phone call to check. Remember that the Sky 08442 numbers are free to call from a Sky telephone line.

      Could you let us know either way on this one?

      If they do offer to upgrade the Sky+ STB to a Sky+ HD STB, I would highly recommend it. Obviously it would be a good idea to copy off the content on the hard drive first if you intend to keep it. A DVD Recorder would be useful, otherwise you need to investigate the program 'ExPVR'.

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      Quote Originally Posted by Lexxy_703 View Post
      i presume that they aren't offering to upgrade our Thomson Sky+ to a new HD box?!
      Call their bluff you never know. If Sky don't know already they never will as it's self install. A new Sky+ HD box should prove more reliable than your existing Samsung Sky+HD box as (perhaps not you but) others are having problems with these boxes now that they're running the latest firmware.

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      i got the same letter today lexxy-703 wondering the same thing

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      Did either of you ever have a Thomson model of the Sky+ HD STB?

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      Re: Free upgrade to thompson sky+hd box owners - Better Box Scheme

      we've only ever had the Samsung HD box.

      i've just had an update from Sky & it's good news!

      "I have just been updated with the offer and it seems that a number of customers with PVR 3 boxes (Thomson Sky+ box) have been selected for this offer..."

      so our old Thomson Sky+ to be replaced with a new Sky+HD box. very surprised & pleased at this, something for free from Sky?!
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