New 250gb sky hd from sky

Delisskyhigh

Standard Member
Hi all, just wanted to ask a question, has anyone heard about the new sky hd, new or old news???, Im myself a sky technician and i was away over xmas period i came back to work to find the new sky hd 250gb slim line (amstrad) loaded up in my van, now it looks pretty smart much smaller,lighter and at most important much quiter then original, as i work for sky i never heard anything about new box, coming in to stock was wondering how long they have been in stock and if anyone has received one or if there much cop?
cheers
del
:hiya:
 

Starburst

Novice Member
I assume it's the 500gig model (250gig usable) and pics and info have been doing the rounds for a couple of months with at least one subscriber posting their experiences in the SKY+HD forum.
 

technowizard

Novice Member
I assume it's the 500gig model (250gig usable) and pics and info have been doing the rounds for a couple of months with at least one subscriber posting their experiences in the SKY+HD forum.
That was one on trial but now they are officially being sold.
 

The Golfather

Active Member
Had a new Amstrad 250GB box installed today as a replacement.
First impressions are good.
EPG is much faster and responsive.
SD Picture quality seems slightly better.
And aesthetically more pleasing now that the footprint is much smaller than the previous bulky unit.

Very happy with it so far.
 

cyrus-t

Novice Member
If the new models are 500gb with 250gb usable space, does that mean the other 250gb is for anytime?
If so, do the new boxes get more anytime content as the original models only had ~150gb reserved for anytime....?

Cheers
 

Delisskyhigh

Standard Member
well from the post thats good to here the new system is better than last, from an engineer's point of view makes our lives just a little easier :thumbsup: had a little play around with the slimline hd and much more responsive, and i agree picture on sd a tad better.
If the new models are 500gb with 250gb usable space, does that mean the other 250gb is for anytime
Yes that's correct but also the 250gb spare is also there for future upgrades, such as a possible gaming system or custom epg's, this is just what i have heard from sources and possible for the future, but on a downside could result in more problems as the more they cram into these boxes with cheap bog standard components more likely something going to go wrong :mad: oh well such as life
cheers
del
 

cejsmith

Standard Member
I got one of the new boxes yesterday and so far (touch wood) it's doesn't seem to have any problems. The EPG is quicker and I can't see any lipsync issues.
 

technowizard

Novice Member
Yes, the new boxes come with the new epg. Hoping to get one when i get mine replaced.
 

ghking3

Standard Member
alittle off topic, can the 160gb(i think thats the size) be upgraded without a replacement box?

ive had sky+hd since the 3rd of this month and its great :D, didnt think id bother with the features as i had an original for nearly a year and was happy with it, but now i do find myself storing some films, not many but several :rotfl: all on the hd channels, although have been deleting some, i could probly find myself maxing it out at some point lol.
 

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