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Sky DRX890W Sky+HD Digibox with Wifi built-in
Brand new complete with 12 month warranty
500GB (250GB Personal Space)
The Sky DRX890W (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 and †energy efficient; ideal to enjoy the very best of Sky television, both in standard and high-definition.
This is the very latest genuine 'W' 2013 model with built-in wifi and 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 DRX890W 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.
*250GB personal storage; the remaining 250GB is retained by Sky for Sky-on-demand/System/3D services.
This is the very latest DRX890W with the built-in wifi adaptor so you no longer require a separate connector to access the Sky on-demand services (subject to your subscription and broadband connection).
As the latest generation Sky digiboxes no longer include the RF output's, you will need the Global iO-Link Modulator if you want to connect up to additional rooms/televisions to share the channel signal.
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, BBC2 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.
Instructions on how to pair your existing Sky viewing card (if applicable) can be found here.
Sky DRX890W Sky+HD User Manual and Guides
- User manual (PDF)
- Pairing instructions (PDF)
Sky DRX890W Sky+ HD Digibox Specifications and Features
- Sky+HD Digibox with massive 500GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive and wifi built-in
- 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)
- RS-232 Serial Port
- i/O Port 1 x 10 pin mini DIN (for use with i/O Link Modulator)
* 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: 2.3kg (packing/carton weight including product: 3.5kg)
†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.
††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.
†††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.
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