Sky HD box
HD box gets a new name and a price-cut - but you still have to pay extra for HD channels

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Sky is adjustiing the pricing of its HD service, cutting the price of the Sky HD box by £100 to bring it in line with the price of the standard-definition Sky+ box. The box is also being renamed as Sky+ HD, and the HD service as the 'HD mix'.

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.