dead box

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standard panasonic sky digibox circa 2000
#1
My sky box has stopped responding and Sky online tech support tell me my digibox is probably a dead duck

As the box is 5 years old and Sky want £65 for a call out I think it is time to replace it as i don't fancy paying Rupert M's prices if I can help it. being a novice I'm not sure what to do, do i have to have a sky box or can I use any other satellite receiver.
Help please?


Urgently, the kids are already in withdrawal
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#2
Have a look on eBay for a replacement, treat yourself to a newer one, or you can tell Sky that you are going to cancel because your box is fried and they will provide a reconditioned one for £65. The alternative is to buy a receiver and Dragon CAM to use with your Sky card or perhaps a Dreambox, but they are not simple solutions and your kids probably won't thank you for taking the difficult route.

Sky's deal for a recon box is normally quite good value.
 
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all fixed now
with a 7lb sledge hammer, oh what fun.
I've purchased a new Pace DS430N to replace it

The kids are happier, now I'm getting "whens it coming" over and over again
 
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:) ordered a new Pace box and it has arrived and what a difference, sanity in the house is restored
 

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Glad you're sorted.

Think yourself lucky your house contained some sanity to start with as well! :D
 
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