Which Sky+ box do i want?

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  1. yimpster

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    Good morning,

    I'm due to have Sky+ installed tomorrow and was wondering if there is a preference on the types of boxes available.

    They were due to turn up last Saturday, but surprise surpise it was a no show. Even though i received a phone call from the engineer at 6pm to say he'd be there by 8pm. I received a very grovelly text the following day apologising for the inconvenience.

    Hopefully, this may give me some ability to negotiate for the type of box they put in, as i believe it's the same engineer coming tomorrow.

    Cheers

    Adam
     
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    You can't usually negotiate. Installers are issued with boxes for the jobs, and generally fit whatever they have. The only exception might be if the installer has two different types on the van, and a bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee sometimes works wonders :)

    Which box to get ? In my opinion, Amstrads should be avoided due to unreliability issues. If you think that the ability to transfer via USB might be useful in the future (not used at present), try for a Pace V3. If putting a bigger hard-drive in might be a requirement, go for a Pace V2 if you can (not enough is known about V3 hard-drive upgrades).
     
  3. yimpster

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    Will deffo upgrade the HDD, and not too interested in USB.

    Cheers for letting me know.

    What's the deal with the V3? What are the pro's and con's?
     
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    Nobody really knows yet - it's too new.
     

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