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Everything You Need to Know Before Choosing a Sky Box

A Sky box is a unit connected to a TV in order to receive a Sky signal. With a Sky signal, you can get up to 300 channels on your TV. This kind of box, available on eBay, can be used as a satellite box as well, so you can receive satellite signal or free-to-air TV service.

What is included in a Sky box package?

If you order this box, you should receive the following items:

  • 1 Sky box or receiver
  • 1 Sky remote control
  • 1 HDMI cable
  • 1 Power cable
  • Manual (some eBay sellers give a downloadable copy; a link will be sent via email)
What are the features of Sky box?

With a Sky box connected to your TV, you should be able to pause, rewind live TV, and record TV programs. This is provided that you have a Sky subscription. Aside from these things, a Sky receiver also comes with the following features:

  • 2 in 1 box – It can be used as a satellite receiver and a personal video recorder.
  • Has dual tuners – It means you can do two things simultaneously; it can record a TV program while you are watching a different TV program.
  • Comes with EPG – You can view its Electronic Programme Guide for 7 days, so you can easily decide whether to record a programme or watch it live.
  • HD capable – Check if your Sky box is HD capable or not.
What is the available memory capacity of Sky box?

If you search for affordable Sky receiver on eBay, you can find a lot of versions available. Each version has different features. For example, not all Sky receivers can rewind and pause live TV, and not all Sky box has the same memory capacity.

Here is the different memory capacity of Sky boxes.

  • PVR1 and 2 – Comes with 40GB memory; no longer in production
  • PVR 3 – Comes with 80GB memory
  • Sky DSI6210 – Comes with 160GB memory
  • HD 1 – Comes with 1TB memory
  • HD 2 – Comes with 2TB memory
What is Sky On-Demand box?

A Sky On-Demand box is a box that is capable of handling On-Demand programs through Sky Anytime. Aside from a Sky Anytime subscription, you should also have an internet connection in order to use this box. If you are into On-Demand programs like rare boxing fights or programs, you should check if your box is On-Demand capable. Sky On-Demand box is also HD capable. If you search for it on eBay, you will find a number of these Sky box at very affordable prices.

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