Pave v2 is about 5 now I think ? Put an 80gig HD in it about 18months ago due to constant failures/crashes (documented on here somewhere) and has worked fine since (other than fried modem ,which put paid to my multiroom sub, due lightning strike round here somewhere)
I got my first Pace box 3 years ago. Within the first year I had to get it replaced 3 times. Then the fourth one went out of guarantee so it cost me about £60 to replace that . So far this one is holding steady but the sound does distort somewhat
Now i am thinking of getting a tv drive from NTL
Our original Pace Digibox is still working perfectly as it has since day one. Not sure how old but we have had it as primary box since the very start of Sky Digital and as multiroom since Sky + started. So quite a few years.
The Pace PVR 1 Sky + box worked from the start of Sky + service until about a year ago when one of Sky's usually dreaded software time bombs wrecked it. They replaced it with what they told me was a 'superior' Amstrad PVR 2.
A year on and that is having sound skipping issues and based on countless posts and a massive box swap programme Sky seem to be being forced into at present this is a doomed box already.
I think I will buy a new Pace PVR 3 when I can afford one as Sky will not promise any replacement will not be another Amstrad.
Hopefully it is just a case of plug in and get Sky to pair the card over the phone. This is the one thing putting me off doing this.
I've got 2 Pace PVR 2's, 1 has a 160GB Maxtor drive in it and the other has the original 40GB HDD. One is around 4 years old with no problems at all, the other is about 2 years old again without problems. Only changed HDD due to lack of space.