Sky+HD DRX890W “WIFI” Digibox
The Sky DRX890W is a Sky+HD Digibox, with a hard drive of 500GB for recording functionality.
The Sky+HD digibox DRX890W uses for 250GB Personal recording storage, and the remaining 250GB is for use by Sky for Anytime/VOD/3D services.
250GB Personal recording storage allows you to record up to 185 hours of SD and 60 hours of HD.
To benefit from the Sky+ recording functionality, you will need a Sky Subscription card. You cannot use the Sky+ record functionality without a subscription
Even without a Sky subscription card you can still receive all free HD channels, such as BBC1 HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD, C4 HD.
The DRX890W Wi-Fi Sky+ HD box looks much like its predecessors, albeit with Wi-Fi branding and the appearance of a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button on the front.
The WiFi set-up routine is easy enough to follow: there’s a choice of either manual hook-up, during which you’ll need to enter a password, or WPS if your router supports it. While an Ethernet connection will always be preferable in our book, this undoubtedly simplifies getting online.
Please note that a Sky+HD digibox requires two separate cable connections from your satellite dish. This means that your dish needs to be fitted with either a Twin or a Quad LNB. If the LNB on your dish only has one output port on it then you will have to upgrade your LNB.
To conform to EU legislation this Sky+HD Digibox comes with the new Sky ‘off’ mode to allow you to switch off and meet the maximum 1watt power usage. This option is selected by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds until the digibox displays the red ‘off’ light. In ‘off’ mode the digibox will NOT record any scheduled recordings, download Sky On Demand content or support TV Link, so they have included a ‘standby’ mode as well by just pressing the power button once, the digibox with go into sleep mode and display an amber light instead.
Sky DRX890W Sky+ HD Digibox Specifications
– Digital Optical Audio Output
– Digital Coaxial Audio Output
– VCR/DVD Scart
– Dish input 1 & 2
– External Ethernet (RJ45)
– USB Interface (x2)
– RS-232 Serial Port
– i/O Port 1 x 10 pin mini DIN
– Dimensions :: 346mm x 255mm x 73mm