Getting the most from your Sky box

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A Sky plus box is a digital receiver that allows you, as a subscriber to the Sky plus service, to easily watch all of your favourite Sky TV channels and programmes. This special box will allow you browse the dayís TV programming, by using the onscreen display and programme guide. You can also protect you children with parental controls that block channels that you donít want children to watch. With reminders you will never miss another programme that youíve been waiting to watch; these give an onscreen reminder when your programme is about to start, and can take you to that channel at the touch of a button.

Your choices

When you subscribe to the Sky digital service, Sky offers you a choice of three types of Sky digital box; a standard box, a Sky plus box and a Sky plus HD box. The standard box is often provided for free with your subscription to the service, and allows full use of the 7 day planner, which can be used to set reminders for your favourite programmes, ensuring you never miss a single show. In addition, parental controls are included as part of the service, allowing you to block any unwanted channels.

The Sky plus box has a large capacity hard drive installed, allowing you to record many hours of your favourite programmes at the touch of a button. It has the capability to pause and rewind live TV whenever you wish, allowing you to make a cup of tea or take a break from a film half way through, and then resume when you return. Alternatively, if you miss a key bit of action or a goal in a sports match, you can rewind to see what you missed. With new internet services, you can even set reminders or plan recordings from the internet or even from your mobile. This allows up to 185 hours of standard definition TV to be planned and recorded in advance, ready for you to watch at your leisure.

Sky plus HD

There are other Sky plus deals that are available, specifically Sky plus HD box deals. The Sky plus HD box gives you access to the amazing world of high definition TV. High definition programmes are up to 5 times as detailed as standard definition programmes, and have an added vibrancy of colour and clarity. In addition to this, the sound quality is unmatched and when combined with the crystal clear images, you will feel as if you truly are part of the action.

At present there are up to 44 HD channels available, so there is plenty of choice in the world of HD. And you can record up to 30 hours of HD programming with a Sky Plus HD box, meaning that you can watch all your favourite programmes whenever you want, in stunning HD.

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