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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months agoFeedback:314 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
We must be the only household to have sky and not have upgraded to sky plus!

I was wondering if anyone had one theyre selling, before looking in other places? Please include spec, make, HDD and price inc postage?

One thing tho, will it work even tho ive only got the basic box now? I dont have to subscribe or anything now do i???

Thanks for any help!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months agoFeedback:314 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
i believe you will need some extra's, its not just a simple switch box. I think you need something called a LMB or LNB, i am clueless about this stuff but i've read up before in the past. There's a few experts here can confirm. However it is free and you don't need to subscribe.
#2
Thanks for the help, hopefully someone will be able to help with that too in that case!:oops::whistling:
#3
Sky+ has 2 cables on the input instead of 1. And as mcnally32 ^^ says the LNB will have to be upgraded.
#4
you need the actual sky+ box as well as the viewing card it's been registered with in order for it to operate properly (like record 2progs at once) unless the box is not registered, so brand spanking new.. need the normal cable, and an extra one running up to the lnb to get all services (bar interactive stuff) with the normal sky box you have already, you can record prog onto the hard drive, but you can't change the sky channel to another without the recording getting cancelled..

but as you have it now, you can get sky+ and record the programme you're WATCHING, and it will be successfully recorded..
#5
You'll need a dual LNB to be able to record 2 programmes at once or watch one while recording another.

There's no subscribtion fee for Sky+ any more, just for Sky HD, but if you record something on a Sky channel & then downgrade your package you can no longer watch what you recorded.

The best way to get Sky+ is to ring them up & say that you want to cancel your contract, so long as you're out of contrtact. They'll put you through to retentions, when they ask you why you want to leave say that you always seem to miss the things you want to see & your struggling in the credit crunch. They'll offer you Sky+ with free installation if you um & ah long enough.

I've done this for myself, my Mum & MIL now & never paid a penny or had to sign up for more time. I did have to hang up & call back a day later with one of them though as I got no Customer Service just a 40min sales pitch.

If you really do get nowhere, I'll be very surprised & I've got a spare box I can sell you.
#6
oooh bargainaholic, that sounds great!! Will have a bash tomorrow. Is there any particular ph number?

Thanks all for the advice!!
#7
If you have no joy at Sky with getting it for free, I do have a box in my garage going spare. I had it from my brother when he upgraded to HD (something I have since done) When I wanted it installed I called Sky and had it done for 30 quid - which was a bargain at the time. If you're interested and still need it after tomorrow, shout me up and we'll strike a deal! :o)
#8
I have a SKY+ HD box if your interested
#9
I have a Sky Plus box if you're still interested
#10
hi anyone willing to sell me a sky plus box i have a twin lmb but my box has packed in and sky wont replace it, thanks
#11
rondeb
hi anyone willing to sell me a sky plus box i have a twin lmb but my box has packed in and sky wont replace it, thanks


Yeah I have a Sky Plus box. Will sell for £20 + Whatever it costs to post if you're interested
#12
Guys, one last question...the real reason for looking for the box is for the pause programme feature. Can you do this without needing the lnb hook up thingy?

If so, am open to offers on boxes please!!! :)
#13
yes very interested could you tell me which model and what you want including postage thanks
#14
willow79
oooh bargainaholic, that sounds great!! Will have a bash tomorrow. Is there any particular ph number?

Thanks all for the advice!!


Sorry, I've been out all day. Did you try & ring?

I just used whatever number saynoto0870.com came up with :thumbsup:
banned#15
ellison88
I have a SKY+ HD box if your interested


how much ?
#16
rondeb
yes very interested could you tell me which model and what you want including postage thanks


It's an Amstrad DRX180. It does have one or two minor scuffs/scratches but it's in good working order. You would just need to ring Sky when you receive the box to get them to pair it with your viewing card so that you can use it.

I've weighed it and it comes to 3.25kg (unboxed)... so according to the Royal Mail website it would cost £8.97 to post via 1st Class Recorded Signed for (2kg-4kg). So you can have it for £20 + £8.97 postage.

Let me know if you're still Interested :)
#17
Sky HD Box £30 perfect condition only had it a year
banned#18
ellison88
Sky HD Box £30 perfect condition only had it a year


set up a thread and i'll take it mate
#19
Well just great...set up a thread to get a box and two others get it and i dont....:thinking: :?
banned#20
willow79
Well just great...set up a thread to get a box and two others get it and i dont....:thinking: :?


you have'nt asked for a HD box bud
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