Well... Pace told me on the phone that they started shipping boxes to Sky 4-6 weeks ago. However, they said that they did not know when Sky would start installing them? I have also asked EuroSat who had no idea Pace were making Sky HD boxes?
I'm looking at ordering Sky HD and hate to think I might miss out on something!
Is it still the case with Sky that it's pot luck as to which box you get?
Would there be a better chance ordering from an independant?
If they are being installed have you been told of any differences between the boxes.
Also being Sky have you been told of any bugs which officially don't exist but Sky clearly know exist, such as the DD issues that started when Thomson started making Sky+ boxes and seem to have persisted through the years.
Just had confirmation of my HD installation date, 30th May
Apparently this Friday is fully booked but and i can only really have it done on a Friday.
Anyway ive asked them about a Samsung/Pace box and they said they only fit Thomson boxes. I then replied i know Samsung/Pace are making them to which i got "Its Thomson or nothing, theres no other boxes" ??
just gave sky a call as i'm thinking about getting sky when i move. as there is a communal dish where i'm moving to the sky agent put me through to a local sky engineer/agent.
the local agent was Spectrum UK in Croydon. i had a chat with the guy about packages etc and lead in time. at the end i asked him about the HD box and said that i knew most of them were Thompsons. he said that the boxes they have are all new Pace ones now.
not sure if its true but if it is then i would expect them to start showing up very soon.