This was purchased to replace our very old Sky box which seemed to have developed a very strange whirring sound.
I like the design of this box, the curved front, the matt metal and black casing, the side panels with holes - it looked stylish and modern and was significantly smaller than our old box. I also liked that there was a compartment on the front where the card slots into and then can be hidden out of view.
This box has a decent amount of memory which means you can record and store a large number of programs. However, although it correctly says there is 500GB of memory, in reality only half of that is available to use as the other half is dedicated to Sky anytime - which is a bit of a pain as we never use that service.
The box was relatively easy to set up, we just removed the old one and plugged this one straight back in. It did initially have an error message saying that it couldn't find a satellite signal but going into the 'settings' menu and 'signal' it was easy to see what was causing the problem. One loose cable pushed more firmly in resulted in us having a decent signal 1 and 2 and the box then worked. So the fault really was ours but it is useful to mention it here as it is easily done and can leave you thinking that the box is faulty.
In order to record Sky the box does insist on having a telephone socket plugged in. We got away with that with our old box but this one isn't quite so forgiving.
The Electronic Programme Guide is intuitive and simple to use. The remote control makes it a breeze to doddle through the channels and select the options you require. You can choose from a range of genres such as News, Films, Entertainment etc. There is also the option to watch and record many of the programs in HD - although if you record them they will take up much more space than in standard definition.
Overall, a good upgrade from my previous Sky box, looks great and very easy to set up and use.