Sky releases smaller HD box for multiroom customers
Sky has released a new, smaller, high-gloss HD box for multiroom customers who want something more compact for a second room.
The box will be free for new multiroom customers, though the standard set-up costs and additional subscription costs will still apply.
Previously, customers would have to pay for an additional box – at £199 – if they wanted to sign-up for Sky multiroom.
The new box includes the Sky HD EPG but doesn't have a hard disk drive so doesn't offer any of the PVR functionality of Sky+.
Interestingly, this Sky box does output Dolby Digital 5.1 over HDMI, unlike the other Sky boxes, which will only output DD 5.1 via the optical output.
To get Sky HD in a second room you will need to pay £10.25 a month for multiroom and £10.25 for an additional HD subscription, plus set-up costs: £30 for new customers, £60 for existing customers.