Would it be possible to buy SKY HD Box From Parabolic And Still use the Hard Drive?

What about if i just simply wanted to record? Non of the features like from your mobile, online, etc. Just simple recording onto it.
 

Ultra2man

Well-known Member
As Sparky said, you will have to pay Sky to get the recording features active.
Its one of those annoying things a bout Sky. They sell you a box that can record but you have to pay them extra to be able to use the feature.
 
So it would just be cheaper to get multi-room with sky hd? We have the "Sky world" package ;) So that would be £299 for the box, £10 sky hd sub, £10 for multi-room and free sky+ sub because we get the sports and movies. So the first month will cost just... £319 :D
 

Nick_UK

Banned
Entertainment said:
So it would just be cheaper to get multi-room with sky hd? We have the "Sky world" package ;) So that would be £299 for the box, £10 sky hd sub, £10 for multi-room and free sky+ sub because we get the sports and movies. So the first month will cost just... £319 :D
Yes, that would be the best way to go.
 
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Freddyboy

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Entertainment said:
So it would just be cheaper to get multi-room with sky hd? We have the "Sky world" package ;) So that would be £299 for the box, £10 sky hd sub, £10 for multi-room and free sky+ sub because we get the sports and movies. So the first month will cost just... £319 :D
Plus your 40 odd smackers for $ky world don't forget........every month, from now until the day you die, or beyond if your executor forgets to cancel the DD! (or until NTL get HD of course) ;)
 

Deputy Dawg UK

Novice Member
This is probabily the right thread to post this (hopefully)

If i was to buy a Sky HD box from someone else other than Sky such ://www.parabolic.co.uk/catalog/p...roducts_id=243
what is the average cost to get an engineer to install it....I have Sky plus upstairs and downstairs already....

Would my viewing card still remain the same and would it just be a matter of contacting Sky getting the box and card paired up then subscribing to the £10 per month 'deal' to allow recording


thanks
KEV
 

Nick_UK

Banned
Theoretically yes, but you may have a hard time to get Sky agents to admit that it's possible. And you would only get one HD channel, so would it be worth it ?
 

brendan_dj

Novice Member
I know this has been discussed to death, and I dont want to start another huge debate...

BUT....

Just suppose....., hypothetically, that I bought a second-hand sky+ box, with no contract with Sky, and no subscription.

Imagine also that I found a way of activating the Sky+ features by using a 9volt battery and a paperclip. (impossible, i agree, but just suppose I did...)

Would I be breaking the law by using sky+ in this way?
I would not have breached any contract, as there isn't one!
 
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vs

Guest
I never understood the marketing line for Sky+ at £10: the box is mine, I have bought it, I want to record FTA programmes, yet I have to pay Sky for it. I got so annoyed with (and the analogous trick with multiroom) that ended up cancelling my Sky subscription, and I am surprised Sky managed to keep the fee running for so long withour more people doing like me. (Now, I'd like to get some HD source, which is why I am again wandering on forums like this...)

Surely there must be non-Sky boxes on their way to us providing HDsat+PVR capabilities. Would anybody know of any reputable attempt? Thanks.
 

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