Plus Receivers (Also referred to as Sky +2 or PVR2)
These are for people wanting a lot more out of their Sky digibox. The Sky
+ box certainly does that, it incorporates an internal 80Gb hard disc which
enables you to pause live TV or record one programme while watching
another. You can even instruct the receiver to record episodes from your
favourite series, all this without the use of videotapes. The onscreen
menu is very easy to use, simply highlight the channel you wish to record
and press the record button. It will automatically record at the time the
programme starts, plus if you have instructed it to record several other
programmes at different times it will record those as well.
The Sky plus box is complete with a 4 output LNB and new type remote
control. The existing LNB at the end of the dish will need to be replaced
and an additional satellite cable fitted from the dish to the receiver. This is very
easy to install because there is no need to re-align the satellite dish,
the old LNB slides off easily and the new Quad LNB (Supplied) is designed
to slide back on.
Sky insist that the
installation is carried out by a recognised fitter but the receiver can be
purchased and installed by yourself. Some
cable will be required for the additional cable run, we would
suggest using BSKYB Approved cable
or CT63 twin cable.
local installations we will gladly carry out this work, the prices vary
considerably depending on the work involved and if Sky are
running any new subscriber offers.
If you already have a Sky
digibox fitted, this can be moved to another room if required, please
contact us on 01225 709941 for current install prices.
Apart from the monthly subscription prices, Sky used to charge the
customers an additional £10.00 per month (Known as Sky Plus
subscription), this has been scrapped providing you subscribe to a
subscription package. For UK Multiroom customers (2 receivers in the same
house) the £10.00 per month still applies for the second Cloned card.
Cards (Available from Sky)
are the recording facilities activated?
Sky Plus receiver will only operate as a normal Sky receiver
until the card has been activated, (Telephone Sky on 08442 414141) once activated the Pause, Record,
Playback features will then function.
will ask for the serial number of the box and the card number, they know that the card is being used in a Sky plus
receiver, these receivers are intended for UK use only and can only be
supplied to UK addresses. They
will check for a UK telephone connection, however a £25 charge can now be
paid to Sky to avoid the receiver being connected to a UK landline. They will also charge an extra
£10 per month if you are not subscribing to a Sky subscription package
and using the Sky Plus for the free channels only.
receive many telephone calls every day from customers wishing to use their
Sky Plus receiver abroad, we are Authorised Sky Agents and can only supply
these receivers to the UK.
BSkyB Sky+ : PTR Digital Home Gateway
DVB-compliant audio and video decoding MPEG2 video