Sky cuts the cost of HD box - but the £10 fee remains

Sky HD box

But there's bad news for those hoping the £10 a month extra charge for HD would be scrapped – for now, at least, it remains.

From July 1, both new and existing Sky customers will be able to buy the Sky+ HD box for £150 when they also sign up for the HD Mix. Set-up charges will be £30 for new custiomers, or £60 for existing subscribers.

Alternatively, customers can choose the standard definition Sky+ box and service, saving the extra £10/month charge. The price of the SD Sky+ falls to £75 if the subscriber also takes the multiroom service, or Broadband Max, or Talk and Broadband Mid.