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coffer


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Message Posted:
28/03/2009 20:49

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Hi, I'm looking for a Sky HD box good price paid, preferably Pace or Samsung but anything considered. Thanks



ozankoymum


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Message Posted:
28/03/2009 22:08

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how much do Pace boxes go for??



coffer


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Message Posted:
28/03/2009 23:00

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Well sky have reduced them to 49:99 but you have to take a 12 month contract. You can get one for around 65 on ebay.



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Message Posted:
29/03/2009 01:52

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Dear Coffer re msg 1



1/ HD made by pace are all being replaced.. don't know WHAT I'll get - so best avoid one for now !



2/ Samsungs are new to the market, and an unknown quantity - WHY do you want to be a Guinea Pig ? ;)



3/ You HAVE to consider the box AND getting the SKY card to work with the box



IF you buy one on ebay SKY MAY refuse to connect you - if:



a) the box is has an unpaid subscription balance



b) it is less than 12 months old - ALL HD boxes are subsidised - they MUST be plugged into a UK / IRL tel number and KEPT connected



units older than 12 months - SKY will normally allow you to transfer you SKY card account to the new box.



Lastly - beware - SKY are going to start changing over SKY cards - not a problem IF you're in the UK - the cards will come out not working and you have to get them turned on.... it's going to be CHAOS.. :(



coffer


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Message Posted:
29/03/2009 21:48

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Thanks MM, My card is registered in our UK address so not a problem. I take your points regarding whats available on ebay. do you have a contact for a non contract HD box?



Geoff


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 10:08

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SKY has been on about issuing new viewing cards for at last 5 years, is it for real THIS time?



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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 10:24

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re msg 6, Geoff



NDS the company who provide the encryption are contracted to change cards every 5 years - it has already been SIX years.



The story goes this delay was to screw up the Dream box card sharing crowd.



Geoff


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 17:18

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Re Msg #7: Thanks for that mmmmmmmm, I wondered what the delay was due to. Mine goes to a UK address (my mother-in-law, who said mothers-in-law are of no use!!??), so should be no problem. SKY HD IS a problem, for reasons already stated by others in this thread. However, you can receive Ch4 HD OK on a Freesat HD receiver.



The-Wicks


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 17:24

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Because of th Sky HD deal for 49-00, there is a waiting list of 3 months for a Sky HD box, I know because I'm waiting.

P



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30/03/2009 17:42

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The-Wicks, re msg 9



My mates parents orders it on on Thursday week ago and had the engineer on the door step last Monday am..



Do you want me to get it for you ... a "bit" quicker ! ;)



The-Wicks


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 17:43

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Mark, yes please

P



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 17:45

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Please look at my profile and email me..!



The-Wicks


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 17:50

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Mark have done thanks

Paul



coffer


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 19:04

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Seems from what I've read the tuner on the new HD boxes is much better for fringe viewing Sky.



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 19:07

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Hi Coffer, re msg 14



Getting LOADS of Samsungs coming through - I liked the Pace HDs, but they are all being replaced / modified.



coffer


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 19:57

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message 15,

Yes MM, the Samsung HD box is the one the satellite forums are saying has a great tuner and recommended for us poor sods on the fringe of Sky. Apparently their QA systems are better than other suppliers.



pinkchilli


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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 22:39

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How much Markymark?



In Euros please.



Can you also get the correct LNB for the upgrade from a standard Sky box?



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
30/03/2009 22:41

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Please use my email - as the price depends on the package you want and you'll need the lnb done in Cyprus.. the model is dependent on your dish ! ;)



tempo2010


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Message Posted:
25/05/2010 20:20

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ive got one if your interested, its brand new and in box and yes its a HD sky box i'll also throw in a free viewing card.



message me if your interested and we can discuss prices



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