Parents going from Sky+ to Sky HD. Is there anything out of the ordinary I should know?

Big Chris

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Apr 3, 2008
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As the title says. My parents are replacing their Sky+ with Sky HD. I told them not to pay the £60 set-up fee as I can do it for them.

I'm guessing that other than an HDMI cable, It should just be a case of swapping connections from one box to the other, right?

At present they're using my old Sony DAV-S550 HCIAB but it's on its last legs, so are probably gonna get a newer BDV-E380 fairly soon.

Anything else I need to know? Not having Sky myself I'm slightly in the dark.

michael hoy

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Hi Big Chris,

This part I am not 100% sure whether you will need to do this or not.

I recently purchased a new box not through Sky and had to enter the installer menu to set the box up.

I can post the process if allowed.

This part is a must - you have to pair the Sky card with the new box, you can try the installation menu or ring Sky and they will complete this over the phone.

I have all the details in a word document if you want it, ask the mods to pass on your email address and i will send it to you.

worked for me apart from the auto pairing, this can be hit and miss.