Sky HD boxes self-destructing, getting replaced


Sky HD customer? Have you heard from your provider lately? The company is allegedly recalling thousands of digiboxes due to a design fault that will gradually corrupt hard drives, ultimately causing disk failure.

The problem affects Pace-made units (Thomson, Samsung and Amstrad models are fine) and subscribers are getting three months of free HD subscription to compensate them for any data stored on their boxes.

Have you had your box replaced? Get in touch in the comments below and let us know what happened.

(via TrustedReviews)

Sky offers Sky+HD box for under fifty quid as satellite giant pushes high definition


Sky has decided that it’s time to get really aggressive when it comes to high definition in the UK, and to that end has slashed the price of its Sky+HD box to just £49. That’s a third of the price it was early last year (£150) and is the satellite broadcaster’s hope of getting many more subscribers hooked on pay-for-HD.

In fact, thanks to a lot of enticing marketing and the lure of a variety of sports, films and other content in high definition, Sky has just had its best quarter — in the three months to the end of December, 188,000 people signed up for high-def services, taking the total number of subscribers to nearly 800,000…

Sky HD reveal the worst ever football kits of all time

hull_city_footie_strip.pngWith the Premiership kicking off this Saturday, Sky is proudly boasting about all the matches it’s squeezed money out of its subscribers to be able to show in high definition.

They’ve also found time to compile the top 10 worst football kits of all time, based on a survey of one thousand UK footie fans.

In first place is the 1992-93 season home shirt for Hull City, whose creator took their “tigers” nickname too literally.

In second place, the infamous grey “our players are camouflaged” 95-96 away strip for Manchester United, which was blamed for their 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

In third place, a variety of strips used by Mexico in the 1990s.

mexico_1990_football_strip.jpgRead on for four to ten.