Sky Plus Set top box

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Very sorry if this is a repeat question, but can't find it listed before. My 2 year old Sky Plus set top box is playing up, and increasingly I am finding failed recordings, or incomplete recordings where it cuts off the last few minutes of a programme. There appear to be lots of postings about replacing hard drives, but not the box itself. I don't have the over-priced Sky insurance, and anyway cannot guarantee to be in at home for a whole day which is what Sky engineers expect.

I tried a complete reset of the drive using Sky's instructions a few weeks ago, and that seemed to work for a while. However, I am thinking I would prefer to buy a new set top box, and wonder if I can get one directly from a reasonably-priced dealer, without having to go through Sky? I don't want to have to do any complicated electronics, and also would want the same easy to use features including the Sky programme planner.

Any suggestions?
 

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You could try the like of eBay for a replacement.

S*y will charge around £65 to replace it with a refurbished box that's guaranteed for 90 days!

You get to keep your old receiver though.

Whatever you do you have to get your card paired with the new receiver.

P.S. I see someone is trying to sell this information on eBay for 99p a hit. They want to tell you to call out S*y for a replacement - LOL

_http://tinyurl.com/anp98
 

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Not so sure that the £60 would be the same for the Sky+, but I guess it's worth a try.:)

If no go, then there are traders selling the 160 version for quite reasonable money on ebay.
 
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Thanks for those pieces of advice. Never used ebay, and wondered if I could legally buy the box from an internet or high street retailer. However, have since phoned Sky technical who reckon it is a software and not a hardware problem and they have downloaded something they reckon will fix it. We will see!
 

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Alan F said:
Never used ebay, and wondered if I could legally buy the box from an internet or high street retailer.
Yes, you can buy a box legally from a source other than S*y.

If you're still having problems a friend had his S*y+ box replaced with a refurbished receiver just last week for the £65 call out charge.
 

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gameboy said:
You could try the like of eBay for a replacement.

S*y will charge around £65 to replace it with a refurbished box that's guaranteed for 90 days!

You get to keep your old receiver though.
Do you mean you keep your old sky+????, don't think you do.... Exchange basis only.
 
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