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How much to upgrade to a DRX895 box?

witters

Well-known Member
Want the extra space and I am currently a Sky hd subscriber. The only offer I seem to be eligible for is an uprade to DRX895 which I have to pay £60 installation on!! This is ludicrous given that it takes 5 mins to swap the box myself.

Can anyone point me to a better deal please?
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
a) If you can't/ won't watch what you already have on the smaller box, how is recording even more stuff, you won't ever watch, going to help you?

b)Even the most rudimentary search, as requestd in the forum rules, would have shown you an identical thread - just six down from yours at the time of writing.
 

witters

Well-known Member
a) If you can't/ won't watch what you already have on the smaller box, how is recording even more stuff, you won't ever watch, going to help you?
Did I say I can't/won't watch stuff on my current box? Suggest you read the post before making ridiculous comments;)
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
"A 1.5Tb box, (actually only 1Tb for personal use), will hold 240 hours of HD programming. That is 10 days continuous, 24hrs/day, viewing.
Now assuming that the average person sleeps for, say, 8 hrs per night, and then gets up and watches TV continuously before going to bed again that now equates to 15 days continuous viewing, not recording or viewing anything else.
I would hazard a guess that Mr Average also takes showers, eats, maybe works even, reducing available viewing hours to 4 hours a day. That equates to 60 days continuous viewing, not recording or viewing anything else.

Add the fact that archiving the recorded material takes exactly the same time and any stuff recorded in SD will only prolong the time, I feel fairly confident in my statement."
 

logiciel

Moderator
Can anyone point me to a better deal please?
First, to the many posts on the subject that the recommended Search of the forum will find.
Then, to the e-mail form at MySky where you can write and ask them for a more sensible offer.
 

aholgate

Novice Member
Both myself and my dad have had the same issue and found this is the best solution.

If you are not in contract end it completely and have your partner call up and set up as a new customer.

When we did this we took out 2multi rooms, HD full sky world, phone and unlimited broadband totalling over £100 in monthly subscription. We then also stated we were recommend by a friend and got M&S vouchers. They gave us movies and espn free for 6months plus the new box for a more realistic price and free installation.

When you cancel them you want yours to end on a date (usually) 4weeks and then when you open new account you what it to start on that exact date.

Hope this helps.
 

aholgate

Novice Member
Another way which is 'less' hassle. If you have sky multi room, sign up for an additional room the box is £49 plus you £60 install and once it's In cancel one of your other subscriptions. Grand total £109 bargain
 

witters

Well-known Member
Another way which is 'less' hassle. If you have sky multi room, sign up for an additional room the box is £49 plus you £60 install and once it's In cancel one of your other subscriptions. Grand total £109 bargain
Yes I'd cottoned on to that one. Spoke to Sky this afternoon but they would not go lower than £149 with £15 self installation.

I'll probably go with the £109 option.

Thanks to all those with helpful replies.
 

logiciel

Moderator
I don't do voice calls to Sky for this sort of thing.
The e-mail and complaints forms get better results.
 

Kev12

Well-known Member
Was that first post edited or what?
Stevenage bloke, why are you so confrontational? Seen it before how you post like this, if you don't want to help the guy, keep off the thread.
 

logiciel

Moderator
No it wasn't edited - what do you mean?
 

Kev12

Well-known Member
Post 2, Stevenage Neil, point a, where does it say that the op hasn't got time to watch what's already on the planner of his box, this was assumed on S Neil's part.
On his next post he's questioning why the op wants a new, bigger box, what's it to him?
 

Kev12

Well-known Member
Which one have you got?

Anyway, if he wants a new box that's his prerogative isn't it? He may like the smell of new electronics
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
Which one have you got?
2 x 890's, (both free), neither of which has ever been over 80% full................(Mind you, if something has been on a box for over a month I realise that it is never going to be watched and delete it.)
 
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aholgate

Novice Member
2 x 890's, (both free), neither of which has ever been over 80% full................(Mind you, if something has been on a box for over a month I realise that it is never going to be watched and delete it.)
Jsut because you have fully used yours that that mean others wont use theres?? Both me and my dad (two different hosueholds) work shifts and have familys. We constantley find that we have our boxes running 75% - 85% as the minium. Not that is does concern you but we do store a lot of films and also find with long series its easier to store the entire series for when we have a few days off.

Along with that you have a larger amount of space dedicated to Anytime+ which we also receive and with the new HD planner we have both found the box is quicker.

I would agree that upgrading is not for everyone, but at least find out the facts.
 

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