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Sky DRX890 Sky+HD Digibox 500GB (250GB Personal Space) **discontinued**

Sky DRX890 Sky+HD Digibox 500GB (250GB Personal Space) **discontinued**

Price (inc vat): £149.00     (click here for delivery times and cost)

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Due in stock: Discontinued, no longer available
Alternative: Sky DRX890W Sky+HD Digibox

Sky DRX890 Sky+HD Digibox 500GB (250GB Personal Space)

Brand new complete with 12 month warranty

The Sky DRX890 (PVR5) is the very latest Sky+HD Digibox available, developed in-house, this digibox has gone through a much more intense testing than any previous manufacturer of Sky+HD Digibox ensuring it offers exceptional quality with reliability to match; ideal to enjoy the very best of Sky television, both in standard and high-definition.

This is the very latest genuine 2013 model with official 500GB hard drive, sealed and brand new. We are an authorised Sky agent (ASA) and one of very few with official brand new stock.

The Sky DRX890 Sky+ HD Digibox carries a well crafted dark black (matt) curved shape, plus the small case design only found in this latest generation digibox; also comes with matching remote. The unit contains the large *500GB capacity hard drive for recording even more of your favourite programmes with Sky+ (Sky+ requires an active subscription to Sky), allowing you to record up to 185 hours of SD and 60 hours of HD.

Sky+HD 250GB Personal Storage *250GB personal storage; the remaining 250GB is retained by Sky for Sky-on-demand/System/3D services.

Want to connect your Sky digibox directly to your broadband router wirelessly? Then you will need the latest Sky Wireless Connector.

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.

This brand new latest version Sky High Definition Digibox can be used with an existing Sky Subscription card, to benefit from the Sky+ functionality, or subscription HD channels (HD pack). Alternatively without a card you can still receive all free HD channels, such as BBC1 HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD, C4 HD and 5 HD (5 HD currently require a Sky FTV card). You are under no obligation to take out a subscription, or HD pack (10.25 per month) with this purchase, as you are buying from us a non-subsidised digibox.

All digiboxes are brand new, come complete with 12 months warranty (supplied by us).

Instructions on how to pair your existing Sky viewing card (if applicable) can be found here.

Please note that the Sky+ record functionality is free, but only available to those with a new or existing Sky subscription. You cannot use the Sky+ record functionality without a subscription, starting from 21.50 per month (this also applies to recording free channels; this is not possible without a subscription to Sky). To fully utilise the Sky Plus record functionality, you need to install a Quad LNB and second cable. This will allow you to record one channel whilst watching/recording another, or alternatively record two channels whilst watching something pre-recorded. You can still use the Sky Plus functionality with a single cable, but will be limited to watching the channel you are recording.

Sky DRX890 Sky+HD User Manual and Guides

- User manual (PDF)
- Self-install instructions (PDF)
- Pairing instructions (PDF)

Sky DRX890 Sky+ HD Digibox Specifications and Features

Contents include:
- Sky+HD Digibox with massive 500GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
- HD Remote Control (includes 2 x AA batteries)
- UK Power Lead
- HDMI Lead
- Need a Scart Lead?

- CVBS Video Output
- Digital Optical Audio Output
- Digital Coaxial Audio Output
- L&R Phono Audio Output (white and red)
- VCR/DVD Scart
- Dish input 1 & 2
- External SATA
- External Ethernet (RJ45)
- Modem/telephone connection (RJ11)
- USB Interface (x2)
- Aerial In
- RF Out 1
- RF Out 2 (9v)

* Please note that the Sky+HD digiboxes do not include Component outputs; for HD picture you must use HDMI

- Dimensions :: 346mm x 255mm x 73mm
- Weight :: 4.1kg

BSkyB Acquisition of Amstrad Limited

All Sky digiboxes are manufactured in-house following BSkyB's acquisition of Amstrad; BSkyB are in the process of moving away from use of the Amstrad name and will be replacing it with the Sky name/logo. Whilst this transition is underway it is possible that the product will be labelled as "manufactured by Amstrad" or "manufactured by Sky", but in either case, there will be no difference between the products. This product might be known as the Amstrad DRX890.

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