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    Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

    This is a discussion on Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I recently rejoined sky as part of an offer but my old white box is acting up a bit and ...

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      Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

      I recently rejoined sky as part of an offer but my old white box is acting up a bit and I'm interested in Anytime+ but not paying for the HD pack.

      Does anyone know if Sky give free upgrades under conditions besides leaving or the HD pack?


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      Re: Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

      Offers like this vary between customers. There is a formulae that Sky uses, but the best option is for you to navigate to the Sky website, log in and take a look at the upgrade options in the 'My Sky' section.

      In short, they do offer a Sky+ HD STB for free if it is taken with the HD package for some people.

      With the announcement this morning of the BBC iPlayer & ITV Players being added, also the expansion of Anytime+ to anyone with Broadband (Sky or otherwise) I have added the following comments:

      You wish to seriously consider how much storage capacity you would like too. The standard Sky+ HD STB uses a 500GB drive and allows you to record 250GB of programming material. The 1TB Sky+ HD STB has a 1.5TB drive, but allows you to record 1TB of programming material.

      Instructions are available on this site for this but, but I, like many others, have replaced the standard 500GB drive and replaced it with a 2TB drive. This gives me over 1.5TB of storage capacity.

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      Re: Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

      Thanks, I had a look and it seems that for now the hd pack would be my only option for a 'free' box.

      I had also considered buying a new hdd in the past but for the amount of money a replacement would cost I might as well buy a second hand hd box on eBay.

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      Re: Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

      I just had a look to see what it would cost for us to upgrade our white Sky + box, but the only options it gives us is ones that have ( w/ HD pack) in the title too

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      Re: Do sky give free upgrades from white Sky+ boxes without the HD pack?

      You could get a potential 45 - 50 cashback by upgrading through quidco or topcashback at the moment, although cashbacks are never 100% guaranteed (deleting all cookies first makes tracking more reliable) and Sky can be slow paying out, and they had a better cashback offer a few months ago.

     

     

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