Get Sky+ 160 now or wait for new hardware

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  1. Garion

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    Thinking of going from Pace Twin to Sky+ 160 for increased functionality.
    Has anyone heard whether Sky are going to introduce a new Sky+ box in the new future...and no..I don't mean the Thompson HD model either; I'm talking about a new standard def. piece of hardware for standard broadcasts.

    Should I wait or get the 160 now?

    Many Thanks.
     
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    There are known problems with the Thomson Sky+ 160 box (sound breakup on the optical output). Better to buy an ordinary Sky+ box, and upgrade the disk yourself. Cheaper too :)
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I did that with my Pace twin. Is it as easy with the Sky+ box? Is it still a laptop hard drive? Problems with warranty?..better to wait a year?
     
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    The Sky+ box has no USB connectors like the Sky+160, but these currently don't do anything anyway. Get a Pace Sky+ box, which will accept just about any 3.5" IDE hard drive up to and including 250GB. There is a separate thread in this section covering the makes of drive which people have successfully used. A favourite is the Maxtor 4R160L0, which is the one used in the Sky+160 box.
     
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    No reason to wait a year. If it develops a fault put the old drive back in and no-one is any the wiser!
     
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    True. You'll need a Torx #10 security key to open the box.
     
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    I will say no more, but wait 2-3 weeks! then get sky+!
     
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    Come-on man, you gota do better than that.

    If the info you have in the other thread is correct, which we will assume it is, why would he get a box with 2x80gig (with only 80 gig useable) when he can easily get a + and throw in 250 gig for less money than a 160?

    :)

    P.S. For those not in the know, you can get the security screw drivers from Maplins.
     
  9. Garion

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    er....excuse me, but what are you too talking about? What do you mean wait 2-3 weeks? for what.

    My original question was, are Sky planning new hardware at all? Are they due a new hardware upgrade?

    Thanks for the advice though....I think I will pay the £89 for Sky+ then £74 for a 160 Gb drive.
     

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