Decided to upgrade my SKY in the dining room to SKY+, I had a old box which was not too reliable, but once it booted up it was OK, (some funny microcontroller fault, not any of the usual well documented faults)
First stumbling block, the wife, insists on nice face plates for all the cables, so I need to buy a double plate to replace the current single one, so off to maplins we go. Double Face plate and a few meters of decent coax, the dish is only just the other side of the wall, so nice and simple.
Managed to pick the windiest day on 2008 so far, but got the New bit of coax from the QUAD LNB to the dining installed without dropping the ladder into the conservatory window.
Now for the inside stuff, connect all the leads and switch on, WHOO HOOO, good signal on both inputs, call sky to get the card re-paired to the NEW receiver
To damn quick, 30 mins later the box locked up and refused to BOOT
BOLLOCKs, Hello Ebay ?????????..
For a few years i have had an Early , V1, Pace 3000 sky plus box with a big disk MOD.Over the past few months this has become increasingly unreliable, locking up, not coming back after a cold starts etc etc.
Enter Ebay, 40 quid for a used pace 3100 box.
Now the fun starts, I then discover that different veriosn of SKY plus use different file systems, BUGGER
Enter Sky Copy plus?? the lastest beta (126.96.36.199), will for format conversions 🙂
Quick Download, connect to my laptop with a maplin PATA USB2 adaptor, ??convert and bob’s your aunties live in lover