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    SKY HD Box Cables etc...

    My son has given us his practically unused Sky HD box and we are probably going to upgrade to HD pretty soon. There are no cables or leads with the box and I have no idea what leads/cables I need to connect to the TV. Anyone care to enlighten me.......also advise on where to purchase and cost of said items?

    thanks xx

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    What sort of TV have you got

    Is it a LCD/Plasma with HDMI connections

    Or have you a CRT TV with Scart

    Although a lot of the LCD/Plasma TV's have scart sockets?

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    Benson's Bargain;4080852

    What sort of TV have you gotIs it a LCD/Plasma with HDMI connectionsOr … What sort of TV have you gotIs it a LCD/Plasma with HDMI connectionsOr have you a CRT TV with ScartAlthough a lot of the LCD/Plasma TV's have scart sockets?



    Its a new Sony Bravia LCD with HDMI connections

    Are you looking to use this in place of your existing Sky/Sky+ box? If so, you'll need to call Sky Customer Services to get your existing card 'paired' to the new box. They'll talk you through what information you'll need...

    bitseylango;4080874

    Its a new Sony Bravia LCD with HDMI connections



    In which case all you need is an HDMI and an AC power lead!

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    Xb0xGuru;4080891

    Are you looking to use this in place of your existing Sky/Sky+ box? If … Are you looking to use this in place of your existing Sky/Sky+ box? If so, you'll need to call Sky Customer Services to get your existing card 'paired' to the new box. They'll talk you through what information you'll need...



    yes, gonna give them a ring next week

    Xb0xGuru;4080896

    In which case all you need is an HDMI and an AC power lead!



    any ideas the best place to get these?

    bitseylango;4080906

    any ideas the best place to get these?



    AC power lead will be the same as used for the PS2 , Xbox 1, some older Sky boxes so you may have one around.

    Wikinsons are doing 2m HDMI cables for £2.99 at the moment which would do the job nicely if you have one nearby. Apart from that, most supermarkets do them but don't go mad and buy an expensive one, you don't need to.

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    Xb0xGuru;4080957

    AC power lead will be the same as used for the PS2 , Xbox 1, some older … AC power lead will be the same as used for the PS2 , Xbox 1, some older Sky boxes so you may have one around.Wikinsons are doing 2m HDMI cables for £2.99 at the moment which would do the job nicely if you have one nearby. Apart from that, most supermarkets do them but don't go mad and buy an expensive one, you don't need to.



    you are a star :thumbsup: thanks for your help, very much appreciated.........just hope the piggin box works

    The HD service is 9.99 extra a month though!

    I have just ordered the HD box as an upgrade from Sky +, im not sure if they take your old sky+ box away (although i dont think it would apply to you though)

    If your tele is 1080p then you will certainly notice a very big difference when a HD signal is put in

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    Benson's Bargain;4081045

    The HD service is 9.99 extra a month though!I have just ordered the HD … The HD service is 9.99 extra a month though!I have just ordered the HD box as an upgrade from Sky +, im not sure if they take your old sky+ box away (although i dont think it would apply to you though)If your tele is 1080p then you will certainly notice a very big difference when a HD signal is put in



    i know its extra but been told its worth it for the quality. we have sky + at the moment but gonna put that in another room.

    the porter;4081222

    the old sky+ is yours to keep bang it on ebay you should get around £40 … the old sky+ is yours to keep bang it on ebay you should get around £40 for itsky dont bb in 1080p only 720p and 1080i



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    Cheers for that fella you have made my day , have some heat!:thumbsup:

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    the porter;4081222

    the old sky+ is yours to keep bang it on ebay you should get around £40 … the old sky+ is yours to keep bang it on ebay you should get around £40 for itsky dont bb in 1080p only 720p and 1080i



    can I ask what you mean by sky dont bb.......:?

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    the porter;4081290

    lol sorry broadcast i was being lazy and thick too bb broadcast bc jeez … lol sorry broadcast i was being lazy and thick too bb broadcast bc jeez im numb



    :-D so if the tv is 1080p then HD wont make a difference? Im very thick when it comes to stuff like this! :oops:

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    the porter;4081496

    not at all it still deffinately makes a huge difference the sky hd sd … not at all it still deffinately makes a huge difference the sky hd sd channels will look a lot better due to being upscaled ,just flick from sky sports 1 to sky sports hd 1 when a match is on the difference is sublime, no mosquitos nothing ,thats the biggest difference for me the football some other stuff just looks upscaled but some stuff comes out at you especially the animated stuff.you wont regret it i didnt



    just had a look and its def 1080p......as I am the only female in this house the amount of sport on our TV is ridiculous :roll: so at least the men here will be happy. Thanks for the info x

    It's worth mentioning that the freeview channels that broadcast in HD (BBC HD, Channel 4 HD, etc) are FREE and you don't need to pay £10 a month for them.
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