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Which make is best for buying second hand sky+ box ?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by JamieBee, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. JamieBee

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    I have had an Amstrad off ebay with clicking and grinding noises coming from the drive and now a Pace that the hard drive has failed on it 2 weeks after I bought it.

    Are some Amstrads ok and I just got unlucky ? Are Paces usually ok ? Thomsons ?

    I now have to buy a third one and really want to make sure it is the last :(
     
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    If only the HDD has failed on the Pace box why don't you replace it - a fairly simple job. Pace boxes are considered the most reliable box BUT all boxes have HDD which are usually the most unreliable part of all of them.
     
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    Because I have not a clue how to do or the cost of another HD. If a new box is about £15, I will buy another as I cannot be bothered with the hassle.
     
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    Typical HDD life is 3 years so, as long as you keep buying old Digiboxes with old HDDs, you'll have hassle. Replace a HDD and you'll have a better chance of getting 3 years trouble-free recording. If you can't replace it, get a mate to do it.
     
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    Try your local Re-Cycle site. I have just given my Sky+ box away to a very thankful family - see foylefreegle : foylefreegle

    You never know your luck
     
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