I have always been happy with Sky box ability but never its reliability so is this 1TB able to last more than 6-12 months before the capacitors overheat and you start getting crashes on the box or freeze etc? thats my main concern and wish you could buy a sky box from a better manufacturer.
Good spot. Picture now sorted.
The original Sky HD box has a 160GB hard disk djh1697, not 1TB.
I had this Box for a week
and it is very very good,
I have already recorded some programmes on it
and I have looked at Sky Anytime
and it has lots and lots of programmes on it
I cannot wait for Sky Anytime+ to come out,
so I can watch full Video on Demand programmes on it
@CarlT2001 is only partly correct. The HDMI output from Sky HD Boxes carries picture and stereo sound, but no DD5.1 surround, for which you need, as stated, either an optical or digital cable connected to your AVR.
The picture is incorrect - shows an old SkyHD box.
My original SKY+ HD box has a 1Tb, what is the difference ?
The HDMI port gives out 5.1 surely?
I think that is the case with my Sky+HD box.
'Fraid not. The one and only way to get 5.1 surround out of a Sky HD box is via the optical/coax output. If you haven't got the box connected to your AVR via this connection, you're not able to get 5.1. The HDMI carries picture information only. No idea why Sky have done it this way but that's how it is.
Is HD performance/picture any better than previous Hd box?
Also does it still have an RF out for tvlink?
And does it stop the occasional box lockup?
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