Sky's most recent HD Digibox, the DRX595 (now called DRX595L) is a direct replacement for the standard Sky digibox which has now been discontinued. This unit allows customers to access both standard and high-definition channels, without the requirement for an internal hard drive for Sky+ recording.
The SkyHD DRX595 has a similar design to the other digiboxes in the Sky range, sleek, modern design and high gloss black finish which can be operated/stored vertically or horizontally. The unit has the same high level of quality we've come to expect from Sky (in-house) since the release of the latest digiboxes, so good quality picture and sound. The DRX595 also has a modified version of the new Sky EPG (in high-definition) including the quarter screen mini-tv feature; on the whole operates like the current Sky+HD Digibox, just without the record functionality.
All digiboxes are brand new, come complete with 12 months warranty (supplied by us).
The DRX595 features a HDMI port for watching both SD and HD content (you will require a HD Ready television with spare HDMI port), as well as allowing access to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI, a first for Sky. The unit also carries a SCART port should you only have a standard-definition capable television; further connections include an Optical Output (SPDIF), LNB Input, USB, Ethernet port, 10 pin mini DIN and Power port.
As the latest generation Sky digiboxes no longer include a built-in RF output, you will need the Global iO-Link Modulator if you want to connect up to additional rooms/televisions to share the channel signal.
To conform to EU legislation this Sky+HD Digibox comes with the new Sky 'off' mode to allow you to switch off and meet the maximum 1watt power usage. This option is selected by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds until the digibox displays the red 'off' light. In 'off' mode the digibox will NOT record any scheduled recordings, download Sky Anytime content or support TV Link, so they have included a 'standby' mode as well by just pressing the power button once, the digibox with go into sleep mode and display an amber light instead. A neat feature to meet all regulations.
Note - this is a standard Sky HD Digibox, not Sky+HD, so doesn't have an internal hard drive for recording programmes. If you wish to use Sky+ record functionality, you need a Sky+HD Digibox. Also note that this unit does not have an RF Output, so cannot be directly connected to another television in another room; you would need an RF modulator for that purpose. The DRX595 can be used as a primary digibox.
- Suitable for watching both SD and HD channels
- Upscale all SD content with the use of HDMI
- Single tuner, requires just one satellite dish cable
- High quality build and reliability
- Modified version of latest HD EPG, including mini-TV mode
- 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI, a Sky first
- Sleek, modern design and high gloss black finish which can be stored vertically or horizontally
Sky DRX595 Sky HD Digibox Specification
- Latest design Sky DRX595
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x SCART (TV, VCR)
- 1 x Optical Output (SPDIF)
- 1 x LNB Input
- 1 x USB
- 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Port
- i/O Port 1 x 10 pin mini DIN (for use with i/O Link Modulator)
- Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height): 273 x 204 x 52 mm
- Weight: 1.1kg (packing/carton weight including product: 2.2kg)
Sky DRX595 Sky HD Digibox Contents:
- Sky DRX595 Sky HD Digibox
- HDMI Cable (for high-definition channels, you must use HDMI)
- UK Power Cable
- Sky Remote Control (inc batteries)
- Need a Scart Lead?
†The on-demand/interactive services available on this digibox are subject to the Sky subscription packages you have, and require a UK broadband connection of suitable speed. If you are viewing from abroad, these services will not work without a suitable VPN service to mask the IP address of your broadband.
††All Sky digiboxes are manufactured in-house following BSkyB's acquisition of Amstrad; you may therefore have previously known these digiboxes as Amstrad, but they are all now branded as Sky.
Important notice - Sky and Freesat products are designed for use in the UK, where broadcasting restrictions apply. Whilst these products will work outside the UK with an appropriate satellite dish setup, many of the Internet based on-demand/interactive services are blocked, requiring a UK broadband connection (or suitable VPN to mask your IP address). By purchasing any Sky or Freesat product from us, you acknowledge being aware of these facts and that some of the advertised services may not be applicable to you. Please contact us for more information.
Date added: 25/11/2015, 05:01 AM
thanks for your help. I have played with it in vaoiurs ways and finally got the aerial pointing so that it only gets the London signal. Now all retuned and all is back as it was! Not impressed with the humax surely it should sort out which transmitter it is reading? It asks which region I am in but AFTER retuning! The South signal was much weaker than the London one but it still made those all the main channels.
Date added: 14/02/2015, 12:41 PM
Great fast service, brand new products and 1 year warranty. Very impressed so far.
Date added: 22/03/2012, 02:22 PM
Great digibox. bought this one as a replacement for my old sony digibox looks good with my black widescreen tv and gives me the option of going hd at a later date. absolutely no problem with ordering the item and it came quite quickly. would definately order from satbuyer again.
Date added: 19/07/2011, 08:19 AM
Great digibox! Purchased instead of a freesat hd receiver as i wanted to use my sky card to pick up channel 5 hd, works well and allows me to keep the sky tvguide im familiar with.