Best Sky+ box?

Salty25

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#1
i may well be getting Sky+ soon, so is there any agreement here in the forum as to which is the best Sky+ box to get, so when I order I can demand that box (even though I'm aware its normally that you get what your given)?

Also, the same question regarding normal Sky boxes?
 

Leee

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#2
late Pace v1/any Pace v2 are better for Sky+
I've heard bad of Amstrad boxes and the Thomson 160 boxes......
 

Salty25

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#3
Leee said:
late Pace v1/any Pace v2 are better for Sky+
I've heard bad of Amstrad boxes and the Thomson 160 boxes......
Cheers Lee. I've heard alot of bad things bout Amstrad, shocking really cos Alan Sugar doesnt look like his missing out!!!

Ok, does anybody else have an opinion, on either Sky+ or normal Sky boxes?
 

jimbo

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#4
I have a Pace and it's an excellent box. Very quick.
 

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#5
i think the dreambox with hard disc makes a pretty good sky+ box,but then again thats just my opinion ;-)
 

Salty25

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#6
twag42 said:
i think the dreambox with hard disc makes a pretty good sky+ box,but then again thats just my opinion ;-)
he he, v good, although i think we are all aware that Sky dont share ur love of the dreambox!!!

Pace it is then! Many thanks to all.
 

Grande_Assiette

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Hi,

I sell pace v2 and the new Thompson 160's in Cyprus, and I'd take the thompson EVERY time,!

I've had two faulty pace delivered, refused to find the default transponder after a couple of days in two different locations, yet replacment units have performed prefectly.

I've yet to have ANY of the reported sw probs with the thompsons and find the tuners superior in fringe areas


I've experience lots of sw bugs with the Pace v2.

Wouldn't touch the amstrad after getting too many with green banding when viewed - early models , yes, but why should clients be Guinea Pigs?

Re: normal SKY Boxes,

Again I prefer the Thompsons over the Pace DS430N and the Amstrads - despite what I've just said re their SKY+ seem ok, too !


GA

Salty25 said:
he he, v good, although i think we are all aware that Sky dont share ur love of the dreambox!!!

Pace it is then! Many thanks to all.
 

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#8
From what I read so far, all the sky PVR boxes are horrible. What a waiste. I wish they allow the consumer to choose theyr hard disk brand. Does anyone know if there will be any newer Sky PVR systems available soon.
 
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Grande_Assiette said:
Hi,

I sell pace v2 and the new Thompson 160's in Cyprus, and I'd take the thompson EVERY time,!

I've had two faulty pace delivered, refused to find the default transponder after a couple of days in two different locations, yet replacment units have performed prefectly.

I've yet to have ANY of the reported sw probs with the thompsons and find the tuners superior in fringe areas


I've experience lots of sw bugs with the Pace v2.

Wouldn't touch the amstrad after getting too many with green banding when viewed - early models , yes, but why should clients be Guinea Pigs?

Re: normal SKY Boxes,

Again I prefer the Thompsons over the Pace DS430N and the Amstrads - despite what I've just said re their SKY+ seem ok, too !


GA
whats so wrong with the amstrad model?
 
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