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Sky + box or Hd Box which brand is best/where to buy


Established Member
Hi there,

I currently have a Amstrad sky plus box and the thing is dying, fails recordings, skips and jumps on recordings and freezes constantly, also for some reason it cannot get sky + anytime.

I was looking at buying a new sky box, Either a sky + box or a Sky HD box (I do have a HD box already before (multi room and know of the advantages etc)

I realise this is the sky plus section but I am looking for either I am undecided and it comes down to pricing.

I've seen some sky HD boxes on ebay, brand new for £140.00ish and thought it looked good, Now I have a amstrad sky plus box at the moment which is old and out of warrenty close to 3/4 years maybe older I forget. I have been told the best brand to go for is Pace but after hearing about the recall on the HD boxes I am unsure, is there a big difference? I am a bit wary about buying another amstrad as I am unsure, the current HD box I have (in my father-in-laws Living room) is aThomson box and he's never had a problem.

So what I am asking is
what brand of box should I go for
How much to pay roughly for Sky + and Sky HD
Where can I buy a standalone box from roughly?

Thank you in advance


Standard Member
Will keep an eye on this thread looking for the same thing but now uncertain what brand to get..lets hope someone can give us advice:thumbsup:

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