Sky+160

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  1. Brianjhussey

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    For several months I have been considering purchasing a DVDR/HDD and have perused the many threads on here for information on the variety of models available.
    Now that SKY have introduced the larger HD, I am considering that as an alternative. I realise that I will not be able to ' archive ' recordings but looking at many years worth of VHS tapes that are stored away and almost never viewed more than once or twice ( and some have badly deteriorated in the meantime) I have ( probably) decided that I can live with that, given the simplicity of the SKY system.
    Has anyone got the new 160 box and is there anything I should be wary of?

    Brian.
     
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    It would be much cheaper to go for a standard Sky+ box and then upgrade the hard disk - I think you go as large as 250GB these days.

    John
     
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    If anyone is interested in a Sky+160 there is a special offer through digitalspy.co.uk and it can be bought for £299 which is £100 off the normal price.
     
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    John,
    I'm a complete technophobe and would not attempt to upgrade an existing sky box. But, thank you for your input.

    Rigman,
    I had spotted that and it is partly the reason I'm even contemplating ordering sky.

    Thank you, Brian.
     
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    I still can't believe Sky are charging an extra £200 for a sub-£60 HDD! :eek:
     
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    I have wondered if the price was a sweetener to Thomson to get them on board, they might not sell that many but those they do will have a high profit margin and the production facilities would be in place for mass production at a more reasonable price and eventually as a source for High Def SKY hardware.
     
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    I think we must agree that the Sky 160 is aimed at technophobes.
     
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    am thinking of getting sky+ but am un sure
    is the picture better than normal sky??
    if i bought the normal sky+ box how difficult is it to put a bigger hdd in( pretty usefull at these things )
    what are the pros and cons??? me and the missus watch a lot of sky
     
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    i think i will order the 160,would the Thomson box be of a better quality then the pace and amstrad boxes,i cannot find the website for Thomson,
    iam changing from NTL to Sky+ multiroom so i want to go for the best boxes,
    should i go to the local supplier or through SKY,someone said i could choose PACE that way for the other boxes,
     
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    Have there been any reviews of the Sky+160 box yet ?
     
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    I have currently the V2 40Gb Sky+ and called sky regarding the 160. They wanted the full price ie £299, so no upgrade option! I have now purchase a 250Gb Maxtor drive for £113 and will upgrade the old box (see other postings / threads) ...looks fairly simple and should give me at least 100hrs + of recording.

    Sky go sing for it. :smashin:
     
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    i just rang sky today and they really seem to think that it's a good deal that they can charge £60 to connect to wires and thas all they have to do!i will be reallly considering cancelling my sky plus this yr.They are a total rip off
     
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    Guys , do you have to pre format / partition any new hdd one might install into the sky plus box ?
     

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