Replacing my Sky+ box

paraboy

Standard Member
Been looking to replace my ageing 40gb sky+ box for a new 160gb one. I've seen them on Ebay but was wondering if Sky themselves would sell me one, anyone had any experience on this, any thoughts please...
 

Ian Routledge

Standard Member
Hi,
I have been looking to do the same for a little while now.
Called sky today, spoke to there cancellations dept and told them I was thinking of stopping my sky subscription.

The long and short of it is they offered me Sky+ HD box for £49 and £20 fitting or new Sky + box for £49 free fitting.

Seems a better deal than those on ebay.

Might be worth a call.
 

paraboy

Standard Member
Thanks Ian will give them a phone tomorrow, what was the number that you called them on was it simply the cancellations dept.
 

sirlukas

Active Member
I am sorry for stupid question.
I am new to Sky.
We have two Sky + and Room to room.
We have just moved in, and wondering if I put my existing card from normal Sky to one of those existing SKY +boxes will it simply work, or are the cards bound to hardware somehow?

Thanks...
 

redout

Novice Member
No, you have to call sky and ask them to pair your card with the sky+ box and to activate the sky+ features. Simple, takes 5mins well if your not on hold for 30mins that is !
 

paraboy

Standard Member
Don't mean to be cheeky Sirlukas but why don't you start your own thread and stop hijacking mine... Thanks
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
Because he's worried about his two Sky+ boxes, one regular Sky card, his AV sender and Netgear router; probably all of which belong to his landlord.
 

sirlukas

Active Member
No, you have to call sky and ask them to pair your card with the sky+ box and to activate the sky+ features. Simple, takes 5mins well if your not on hold for 30mins that is !
You mean 2hrs ;) I have just tried and swapped the cards, it seems to be working, but we will see :)

Stevenage Neil I am sorry for doing that, it is just that my question is such a palaver, that it is not worth starting new thread and therefore messing the forum ;)
 
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paraboy

Standard Member
Phoned Sky yesterday to report my Sky+ box not behaving, they are sending an engineer out tomorrow at a cost of £65 and with any luck I should have a brand new PVR3.

Will post tomorrow when the engineer leaves.
 

paraboy

Standard Member
Engineer arrived today at 5.30pm and installed a new Amstrad PVR3, what a result. Apparently a new box from Sky would have cost £180 according to customer services.
 

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