New NowTV box
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- 08-09-15, 10:32 AM #1
New NowTV box
thinkbroadband :: New NOW TV box available with Ethernet
One of the downsides of the original NOW TV box was that it only supported Wi-Fi, which with the increasing Wi-Fi congestion in urban areas could lead to buffering and stuttering no matter how fast your connection. A few months after news about the new boxes was first seen Sky now has its new NOW TV box available for purchase that also has an Ethernet connection available for purchase at £14.99.
The new box also runs at 1080p, though the NOW TV feeds for now are still 720p, you also get a faster processor, USB socket and micro SD slot.
If you are going to subscribe to some NOW TV content, be it the Entertainment, Sports of Movies there are some offers that can save 14% to 29% on buying everything individually. Existing NOW TV customers can buy a box with passes and the coupon codes when used simply extend your viewing period.
For those keen to chase a bargain and don't mind the older wireless only box you can pick up a version 1 NOW TV box with 2 months of movie passes for £14.99 on Amazon.co.uk, a bargain when you consider a months movie pass is usually £9.99.
Size: 89mm x 89mm x 25mm
Weight: 141 grams
Networking: 802.11 dual-band (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA and WPA2 support. 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Video outputs: 720p and 1080p
Video modes: 720p 16:9 anamorphic 4:3 standard
Audio output: Digital over HDMI (7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through)
Remote: Infra Red. Compatible with various universal remotes
Ports: HDMI (cable included), Ethernet, microSD card slot, USB.
(microSD and USB not currently for use – hardware for potential future functionality)
Power consumption: Less than 3.5W (typical) when streaming HD video
Power input: 5.99V - 2A power adapter
Last edited by gymno; 08-09-15 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Added specifications