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Box cost Sky± box   Sky±HD 2TB box   SkyHD box
Sky+HD box
The standard box
  Sky±HD 2TB box
The brand new super-storage box
  Sky HD Multiscreen box
The Sky Multiscreen box
Box set-up costs apply

First box cost only. Additional
boxes may cost extra.
From free when you join Sky TV or upgrade to the Family Bundle   From £49 for existing Sky TV customers or from £149 for new customers   From free with Sky Multiscreen
Sky± features
Pause and rewind live TV Yes   Yes    
Smart Series Link Yes   Yes  
Record two programmes at once Yes   Yes    
Suggestions Yes   Yes    
Enhanced Search Yes   Yes  
Set reminders Yes   Yes   Yes
Recordable space for HD/3DTV Up to 60 hours   Up to
350 hours
 
Recordable space for SD TV Up to
185 hours
  Up to
1180 hours
   
3D ready
(The Family Bundle required)
Yes   Yes   Yes
On Demand
  • Built in Wi-Fi comes with
    all Sky+boxes
Connect your Wi-Fi enabled Sky+ box to any broadband router to enjoy:
  • UK's biggest Catch Up TV service
  • Full series box sets for Family Bundle customers
  • Sky Store: 1000+ movies to rent
  • Over 800 movies at no extra cost if you have Sky Movies 1 & 2
Yes   Yes  
Showcase - our pick of the week's TV. Available without broadband connection Yes   Yes  
HD features
Access to over 50 HD channels with the Family Bundle Yes   Yes  
Access to HD content with
the Family Bundle, depending on your Sky TV subscription.
Yes   Yes  
HD ready Yes   Yes   Yes
Sky Guide features
Standard Sky Guide     Yes
New Sky Guide Yes   Yes  
Interactive services Yes   Yes   Yes
Parental controls Yes   Yes   Yes
Box cost
Box set-up costs apply

First box cost only. Additional
boxes may cost extra.
From free when you join Sky TV with or upgrade to the Family Bundle   From £49 for existing Sky TV customers or from £149 for new customers   From free with Sky Multiscreen

Looking for digital TV without a subscription? Check out Freesat from Sky.

 

Here's the legal bit

Sky HD Multiscreen box: Sky HD Multiscreen box: First box free for new and existing customers when taken with their first Sky Multiscreen/Multiroom (£11.25 extra a month) subscription and paying for set-up. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise £49. Replacement boxes are £99.
Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the Family Bundle. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household.  Sky+HD box up to £199 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required).
Sky+HD 2TB box: Existing Sky TV customers who have never had a Sky+HD box taking the Family Bundle and existing Sky TV customers with the Family Bundle or other Sky HD subscription adding Sky Multiscreen (£11.25pm per box) are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £49. Existing Sky TV customers with the Family Bundle or other Sky HD subscription and new customers joining Sky TV with the Family Bundle are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £149. One discounted box per household. Additional Sky+HD 2TB boxes £249 per box. Customers taking Sky TV without the Family Bundle and customers purchasing a standalone 2TB box without Sky TV can get a Sky+HD 2TB box for £249. Standard set-up £30 for new customers and £60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
Sky+ is being updated with new features over the coming months for new and existing customers with a compatible Sky+HD box. Smart Series Link is not available on older Sky+HD boxes.