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    Which sky box?

    This is a discussion on Which sky box? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi, I have a BSKYB 2200 Pace digibox, I would like to replace it, which box do get? I don't ...

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      Which sky box?

      Hi, I have a BSKYB 2200 Pace digibox, I would like to replace it, which box do get? I don't have HD just the basic package.


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      Re: Which sky box?

      If you want to be able to record go for an Amstrad/Sky DRX890 or DRX895.The 895 can hold more recordings than the 890 so is likely to be more expensive.A "W" suffix indicates the box is wifi enabled. Disregard any other suffix as this just indicates country of origin.

      If you only have one cable from the dish you will need to set this box to single feed mode.

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      Re: Which sky box?

      Have you asked Sky for a free or discounted replacement?

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      Re: Which sky box?

      Whilst a secondhand STB would offer a good price, I would be inclined to see what deal is available via the Sky website ( www.sky.com/mysky ) as Tom has suggested above.

      You'll need to log into your account. Scroll down a little and you'll see a heading 'Offers exclusively for you'. Click the link just below it and see what deals are there.

      If there isn't anything interesting give Sky a call on 03442 414141 .

      By getting Sky out to swap out your old STB, the engineer should take a look at your dish and LNB. If your existing LNB needs to be upgraded then he'll do it as a part of the upgrade. He'll also fit the additional coaxial cable so that you have two feeds for the new STB.

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      Re: Which sky box?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      If there isn't anything interesting give Sky a call on 03448 414141 .
      Think that should be:

      ... give Sky a call on 03442 414141

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      Re: Which sky box?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Whilst a secondhand STB would offer a good price, I would be inclined to see what deal is available via the Sky website ( www.sky.com/mysky ) as Tom has suggested above.

      You'll need to log into your account. Scroll down a little and you'll see a heading 'Offers exclusively for you'. Click the link just below it and see what deals are there.

      If there isn't anything interesting give Sky a call on 03448 414141 .

      By getting Sky out to swap out your old STB, the engineer should take a look at your dish and LNB. If your existing LNB needs to be upgraded then he'll do it as a part of the upgrade. He'll also fit the additional coaxial cable so that you have two feeds for the new STB.
      New Sky+HD box will be 49 + possible install cost of 60 without HD.
      box will be free with HD but again possible install cost of 60.
      Free install is currently only available when upgrading to Multiscreen.

      You could call cancellations and you will probably get a Sky+HD box with/without HD for free and they can do the install for 15, as long as you have never had a Sky+ box before.

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      Re: Which sky box?

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Think that should be:

      ... give Sky a call on 03442 414141
      Whooops! Thank you.

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      New Sky+HD box will be 49 + possible install cost of 60 without HD...
      Thank you for that.

      Definitely worth pushing for the install though IMHO. The cable alone could set you back 15 in some cases if you were to do it yourself.

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