But then it dawned on me. Since getting Sky Q installed a couple of weeks ago, my trusty Sky+HD 2TB box has been collecting dust in the cupboard. My aunt has a five-year-old Sky+HD box which has never had a problem, but her hard drive stores a sixth of what my 2TB box can.
So it was agreed. I’d go over to her house that weekend, take my 2TB box with me and she’d return the favour with one of her famous roast dinners. No, honestly, they are amazing!
Anyways, it only took me about five minutes to set up the new box in her house. I just...
Turned the old box’s power off at the wall,
Carefully removed the satellite cables,
Popped her viewing card into the 2TB box,
Connect the cables to the 2TB box.
Finally, pop the power back on. Simple.
During this time, my aunt was, as ever, the hostess with the mostess. During the 2-3 minutes the box took to load back up, my aunt put the kettle on. As I pressed the Sky button on the remote to turn the box on, the tea was brewing. And as I pressed the WPS button on the box to connect it to the home broadband (so my aunt can download any Corrie she’s missed on demand), the biscuits were on a plate and my cuppa was ready.
The final thing I had to do was activate the channels that my aunt subscribes to on the 2TB box. A quick shortcut: just go to channel 106, wait for the ‘Your Sky viewing card needs to be paired to your Sky+HD box’ message to appear on screen, and then press select.
And that was it. I ended up stuffed with roast beef and my aunt now has a shiny updated Sky box.
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About the author
I joined Sky in 2011 and haven't looked back since!
I am passionate about helping others and all things Sport. My favourite TV show changes all the time, but I bought The West Wing Box Set from Sky Store, which I regularly re-watch.