sky plus question

doggy

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my friend is thinking about buying a second hand sky plus box to watch the free channels.
he was also talking about putting a bigger hard drive in it.
ive got sky plus on a contract and ive heard you cant use sky plus without a contract. is this true?

thanks
 

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You acnt use the recording facility withoit a contract. (Tenner a month minimum) Without a payment the box is just an over specced digibox
 

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thats what i thought, he'll be dissappointed.
how does the box not allow you to use the hard drive even if youve paid for the box?
or what happens if youve had a contract and decided not to renew it?
 

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You pay a tenner a month, that activates the recording feature. No payment, no recording. End of story :D
 

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thats not too bad, only a tenner.
i suppose you could buy a pvr for £100, a bit cheaper in the long run
 

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doggy said:
thats not too bad, only a tenner.
i suppose you could buy a pvr for £100, a bit cheaper in the long run

I'll stick to vhs video tapes :D
 

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VHS tapes?

How quaint. ;) :-lmao
 

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Dont knock VHS - I dug out some old tapes the best part of 20 years old a few weeks ago, and they play just fine. I bet you will struggle to find a player for your BluRay DVD's 20 years from now things change so fast
 

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I haven't played a VHS video cassette in 5 years and the last time was only to transfer one onto DVD, but I agree they still have some use.
 
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I've stil got a betamax video and about a thousand tapes.
Works brilliantly.
Will also bypass the copy protection on a lot of dvds too.
 

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ive been talking this over with my mate.
the thing is i quite fancy fitting a bigger hd, ive only got 40gb.
can anyone point me in the right direction ?
can you recommend a good site to but from?
is it a standard ide hd or are they formatted specially?

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