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    Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

    This is a discussion on Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade? within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Just received a flyer from Sky offering me (until the 30th June) the 1TB box for 149 (with no installation ...

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      Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      Just received a flyer from Sky offering me (until the 30th June) the 1TB box for 149 (with no installation charge if done via the self-install route) and just wondered what folks thought of it? Most of the posts I've read so far were from a month or two ago and although genearlly positive there were also quite a few people posting of problems. My current Thomson certainly crashes at least once a month and can be sluggish at times, so I'm half-considering upgrading just on that basis but would want to make sure I wasn't switching for something worse! (it also is slightly annoying to pay extra to get things sorted when Sky haven't released any SW updates for the problems with existing boxes!). The increase in storage will be nice to have but is no means essential for me.

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      I got the 1TB for 149 last week. Copied over my recordings from my 1TB upgraded Thomson which was 85% full and had become sluggish and unreliable.

      The new box is now 74% full and is lightening quick in comparison.

      It looks good, performs good.... and I hop will cope with VoD well too.

      For 149, it's a bargain.

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      I upgraded my 2 year old Thomson box by swapping the HDD for a 1 TB Samsung drive. It cost me about 50 and has performed perfectly for the last 9 months. However if you have a suspect older HD box I'd seriously look at the Sky offer. The bigger drive certainly seems to make things zip along.

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      dms05 it isnt the bigger drive that makes it faster. It's the faster processor inside the box. The new smaller standard Amstrad HD boxes are equally as fast as they are the same box with a smaller drive!

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      Thanks for the feedback folks, have gone ahead and taken up the offer!

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      Is there a refernece number or offer code ? fancy one myself but not received the flyer.

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      Re: Sky+HD 1TB - worth the upgrade?

      The free self install ended last friday but you can always ring and say you received a flyer offering it for 149 and would like to take up the offer, if they ask for proof or whatever just say you misplaced it.

     

     

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