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Sky DRX890W Sky+HD Digibox 500GB (250GB Personal Space) (wifi)
Sky DRX890W Sky+HD Digibox with Wifi built-in 500GB (250GB Personal Space)
Brand new complete with 12 month warranty
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.
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.
†††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.
Ordered late evening Monday and received midday Thursday, fantastic. The pairing with Sky took three minutes and it was fully functional. The only problem I had was re setting our other TV's because I forgot to set the I/O port to on.
Author: Alan - France
Date added: 24/06/2014, 02:50 PM
Excellent service. Sky HD box plugged in and after a quick software update, I was up and running within 15 minutes. Your paperwork and customer service team are top drawer.
Satbuyer are a supplier that I would recommend without hesitation to other ex pats.
Author: Christian C
Date added: 18/12/2013, 03:34 PM
I couldn't believe it. My Sky + HD decoder was in my home in France in just 3 days in perfect working order. I recommend this company very highly. Congratulations and Bravo!!
Date added: 21/02/2013, 04:29 PM
brought from this site for the first time very pleased with the next day delivery ,in fact so pleased i am placing another order today for another 3 boxes.
Date added: 10/05/2012, 07:39 AM
great service delivered next working day ..set up box called sky at 7am by 7.20am all up an running ..would buy again from this company .... excellent company
Author: Bill McLaughlan
Date added: 25/01/2012, 06:46 PM
Ordered 10.54 yesterday morning...delivered 10.00 am to-day! Shiny new and well-packed. I downloaded the Sky+HD self- installation instructions from the Satbuyer site and had it up and working in no time. Finally a quick call to Sky to pair the new box with my existing card...Bingo! All done!
Author: David Ginn
Date added: 09/11/2011, 05:26 PM
To my surprise and delight my SKY DRX890 arrived today, just 48 hours after I ordered it on Monday. Within the hour it was plugged in and I was on the mobile to Sky "pairing" my Sky card with the new digibox. The Scottish lady even offered me the HD channels for 6 pounds extra a month. I am completely satisfied with Satbuyer and heartily recommend the company to any prospective customers. Excellent service! Thank you!
Date added: 06/9/2011, 10:52 PM
You are correct, The Sky box 500 gig by Amstrad is indeed faster, Also comes out of switched off state faster too.
Shorter LNB warm up time
Author: Steve Harris
Date added: 02/08/2011, 11:38 PM
Fantastic service, next day delivery, I was even e-mailed the exact one hour slot when it would arrive. Great box too...there is NO better company than this when it comes to buying sky equipment, would DEFINITELY recommend!!!
Author: Karen V
Date added: 01/02/2011, 06:56 PM
Excellent service delivery. The box is miles better than the old Thompson unit. It is indeednew