We've got two digiboxes, both Pace, one a SkyPlus box, the other an 'ordinary' one which must be well over seven years old -we've had it for so long we can't remember when we got it -and it works OK. The 'newer' one is four years old and up to now (fingers crossed) has also been problem-free.Hello
A number of apartments in our community, and neighbours in the Campo are having problems with PACE digiboxes after power cuts. The power cuts have always happend but the digiboxes quickly re-set and channels became viewable.
Recently the time taken to re-set has become extended. Sometimes very extended (up to 24 hours). This is common throughout the block. It's definitely not a problem with sat dish - that's all been chacked.
Most of the digiboxes will be around six years old at least (same age as apartments). Is this a problem with older digiboxes? Are Sky signals getting weaker? I know you can do the manual re-install to get them going again but it's not satisfactory. I also know the unplug-wait-plug in solution but that doesn't work most of the time.
If peops just want the free channels are they just as well getting a modern free to view satellite receiver - especially as you get more channels, and you're probably looking at a stronger satellite signal from Astra. Or should one buy a more modern digibox? Again if you're just after the free channels what, if anything is the advantage of a Sky box over a local, say Free to view satelite receiver.
Or am I just barking mad and the problems will all go away when the sun shines?
Thanks for any help, its vexing a lot of folks here.
So unless we've been lucky, I'd say age isn't a problem.