Upgrading Sky+ box from PVR1 to PVR3

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  1. 5tratocaster

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    My existing Sky+ box is an old 40Gb PVR 1 or 2 (9F2104).
    I have seen newer (PVR3, 160Gb with Sky Anytime) boxes being sold on Ebay for about £35-£40.
    If I got one, would it work with my existing LNB feeds and would Sky pair my current card with the new box free of charge, or would I be expected to pay an 'installation charge'.
    Are there any other issues I would need to look out for?
     
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    Just swap your boxes, phone Sky to pair the new box with your existing card and away you go - no charges.

    Probably worthwhile to do a forced software update if the box hasn't been used for sometime.

    Neil
     
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    I notice that some Pace TDS470N PVR3 boxes are advertised as 80Gb boxes and others as 160Gb. Is there a difference or do the ones advertising 80Gb just refer to the user-available space? What I really want to know is, do they all have Sky Anytime? Even Pace's own web site doesn't mention this in respect of the TDS470N. Are there two types of TDS470N?
     
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    All OEM Pace PDS470N Sky+ boxes came with a 160GB hard drive as standard - 80GB user and 80GB reserved for Anytime.

    They are all capable of Anytime, and should already have version 5 of the EPG downloaded. In the very unlikely situation they do not they are easy to upgrade (press and hold BACKUP on front panel while applying power at mains).

    People often get confused between:
    a) Hard drive capacity - 160GB
    b) User recording space - 80GB (as it says on the box)
    c) Average recording time - 40 hours
     

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