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Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

I currently have multi-room Sky, but one of the boxes is an old Sky non-HD box. 

I need another Sky HD box for a second room, (having just binned a large CRT TV)  to hook up to a new TV. 

 

I rang Sky and they said the cheapest option was a 2TB HD box for £149. Does anyone know of a cheaper legal option?

Thanks. 

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

That's nonsense, Sky do a single tuner non-recording HD box which will be much less than that, you might even get it for nothing.

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

The_Lhc wrote:

That's nonsense, Sky do a single tuner non-recording HD box which will be much less than that, you might even get it for nothing.

 

Thanks but forgot to say I need to be able to record too. I presumed all their boxes would have that feature as standard. 

May have to bite the bullet then and fork out another £150 plus postage. 

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

Charlie Jefferson wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

That's nonsense, Sky do a single tuner non-recording HD box which will be much less than that, you might even get it for nothing.

 

Thanks but forgot to say I need to be able to record too.

Oh well in that case yes, the 2TB box is the only one they offer now.

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 I presumed all their boxes would have that feature as standard. 

They do, apart from the one that doesn't, obviously.

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May have to bite the bullet then and fork out another £150 plus postage.

Looks like it yes, I'm in a similar boat myself.

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

Cheapest way will be s/h from the likes of ebay. Resellers charge the same or more than Sky.

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

The_Lhc wrote:
the 2TB box is the only one they offer now

Not quite.

They offer a standard box with 500GB drive, though confusingly they use the drx890 model no. Which used to be the 1.5TB model (now discontinued) and drx895 for the 2TB box

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

daveh75 wrote:

Cheapest way will be s/h from the likes of ebay. Resellers charge the same or more than Sky.

 

Forgive my ignorance, but how would I activate the box. I presume my viewing card from the old standard Sky box would be useless. 

If I connected a second hand box to the Sky aerials (the dual connectors inside my living room) would I get a picture/signal?

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

Charlie Jefferson wrote:

Forgive my ignorance, but how would I activate the box. I presume my viewing card from the old standard Sky box would be useless. 

You phone Sky and get them to re-pair your viewing card to the new box.

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IF i connected a second hand box to the Sky aerials (the dual connectors inside my living room) would I get a picture/signal?

Yes.

Though obviously you would need an active/paired viewing card in the box to receive encrypted/premium channels

I'm surprised Sky didn't offer you a free replacement for your SD box though tbh. Sky need shot of them due to s/w and security issues

 

 

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RE: Cheapest legal way to obtain second Sky HD box?

Why don't you ring them and say you want to leave Sky for Virgin / Youview? They'll give you the 2TB box for £49 or even free.

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