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Advice on 2nd hand digibox

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by cerebros, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. cerebros

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    I'm looking to get a 2nd hand digibox, probably from eBay.

    Are there any models I should avoid like the plague, or are they all much of a muchness?

    cheers
     
  2. Starburst

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    Avoid the first generation models from Pace and Amstrad.
    Basically the newer/younger the digibox the better both in terms of reliabilty and menu speeds.
     
  3. cerebros

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    Do you have the model numbers for he first generation? Sorry, not terribly up on Sky digiboxes (hence the reason for the thread) so i wouldn't know a 1st generation box if it bit me...
     
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    With regards Pace - the 3100 is the newer version,and the 3000 is a older type.Not sure about the others,but then Pace is probably the one to go for IMHO.
     
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    check out www.digiboxes.net

    They have some of the older models for sale with pictures.

    Dal
     
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    The only Sky Digibox that doesn't seem to have reliability or software issues right now is the Pace BSKYB2600 and its recent upgrade called the DS430N.
     
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    PACE 2200
    Amstrad DRX100

    Alogn with the link w3dal posted check this one out as well.
     
  8. cerebros

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    cheers guys
     
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    Just won Pace DS430N on e-bay to replace old amstrad box, is there any problems that can arise in installation or getting it to work?
    If box is still on contract or stolen? or am i just to pessimistic..
    Tyz.. :confused:
     

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