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Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
Jan 27th, 2017, 8:29pm
 
Use Sky? Customers' bills are about to rise - how to check if you're affected
 
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/582650/Sky-bill-rise-price-increase-2017-ho w-to-check
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Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2017, 3:29pm
 
I bought a pre-patched model from ebay last year, seller has obviously disappeared off the face of the earth now but as of 1st Jan the recording has stopped working, can still play back but not record or use Tuner 2...  
I don't have the black skin just the default blue one (I don't really mind in all honesty!)  
I want to re-flash to see if it works but I really don't know where to begin, I have been through this thread and tried to look at how to do it but can't gather enough information from the photos and instructions provided... Are there any videos on how to do it (or if anyone has pulled it off can they perhaps advise please?) I have a Pace 3100 (in fact, I have 2, one not flashed at all and one already flashed), whats interesting, I put in a subscribed card and got the premium channels on the flashed firmware but it made no difference to the behavior of the box! (Wouldn't record, pause etc.) I know without pairing it would at least attempt then fail but it seems to ignore the Record keystrokes.
Another point I haven't seen here also is the ability to set a reminder also does not work...
 
Many Thanks for your help in advance
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Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
Reply #2 - Mar 14th, 2017, 9:08am
 
I have at least 3 of these old Sly boxes, ready for Freecycle or eBay if anyone might pay for them.  I also have a handful of viewing card.
 
I used to upgrade the hard disks on these units, even added longer cables so I could swap hard disks without opening up box.
 
However, I moved on from Sly and these boxes some years ago and I found a way to still stick it to Sly!
 
The platform I moved to was Plex.tv and I sideloaded it onto a NowTV box that I got on eBay for 5
 
This is a quick demo of what Plex is
 
https://youtu.be/wKSPX7QRMTk?t=178
 
Plex has a SERVER and CLIENT, the server can be a cheapish PC, cheapest I have seen is around 140 on eBay, a low end 4 core cpu based reconditioned but new looking PC.  I funded this by dumping live TV so did not need TV Licence and have saved about 7k since in Sly and BBC fees.
 
The Plex client can be anything from your mobile, an Ipad, your browser, an Amazon firestick or a Roku puck sized device (NowTV is a cut down Roku limited to 720HD).
 
The upside is that you never need to copy analogue content in real time from your Sky box to a DVR or PVR.  
 
The most cool facility of Plex is that you can stream your content to your mobile (if your broadband upload is fast enough) and even share access to your Plex with other friends on Plex.
 
If you want to get into it then this guy has quite a good tutorial
 
https://danielgibbs.co.uk/2015/12/plex-on-nowtv/
 
Now you could just scrap your TV Licence and get Netflix for less than half what you are paying, but series come and go depending on their license with the studio.
 
With Plex you have your collection of movies, series and even music.
 
Feel free to ask me if you have any queries.
 
Now can I be bothered to put those Sky Plus boxes on eBay!!
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