Product Type: KTEC remote controls
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Sky Plus + HD Remote control
Member Name: jlaker1992
Sky Plus + HD Remote control
Advantages: Great functions, Looks stylish, Very durable and A good battery life
Disadvantages: They are over priced (Look online for cheaper genuine remotes)
We have had sky plus HD for quite a while now, we also have sky mulitroom and magic eyes throughout the house! We can pretty much change the channel in most rooms with a Tv, this means we have a few of these dotted around. They are very useful and are now much more stylish than the old sky tv remotes which are now not useful as you dont have the correct functions on them. These are important now to access everything on your tv box. I will now go into more detail on these.
These can be very expensive in some high street stores. I have seen them for as much as £20 in places like curry's. We bought 3 online from amazon and they were £8.99 on sale. I have just had a quick look online and you can get them for £6.50 but that doesn't include delivery charges. They can be expensive so have a look around, they have decreased in price though because they were very expensive when they first came out. SHOP AROUND :)
They have the usual coloured buttons which do specific options on your sky box. The difference with this remote to the older ones is that it has the Sky Plus features of being able to pause and rewind live tele, you have a large pause/play button. The rewind button is to the left of this and the fast forward button is to the right. You then have a stop and a record button below that. All of these features are in the same area which makes it useful. The normal number buttons are along the bottom. At the top there is a TV button, Sky button and an off and on button which is used to turn the actual sky box off after use. There are then the options to enter the tv guide, box office, services and interactive. Its such an easy remote to use and all of the buttons are nicely spaced apart and it is designed nicely. It is larger at the top, comes in at the middle and then gets a bit wider at the bottom. It is very easy to hold and grip and the chances of you dropping it are small as its gripable! (if thats a word?)
Our first one has been around for over a year and looks pretty much new, it has been used everyday and survived being thrown around our living room. I have dropped it many times and spilt lots of drinks over it and it seems to have stood the test of time. The battery life is also good, I have never had to change the batteries in any of them. They are also very responsive and you can be quite far away from the television to get them to work.
These are useful and a must have if you have sky plus! I have tried cheap imitations of these and they dont work aswell. They break apart and stop working after a while, they also are not as responsive and do not work from too far back from the tele. I really like the design of these and I would have to say that this is the best looking remote out of all the random various remotes in the living room. They have styled it nicely. The only negative I have is the price that they want to charge for these, I don't belive they would cost too much to create, yet they have a high recommended retail price! I would say that you should invest in these if you need a new sky plus remote and do not try cheaper copies as you will only be dissapointed and go back to the genuine sky remotes in the end!
This remote gets 4 stars from me as they work well, they have good features and look stylish. The reason it loses a star is the fact that they cost too much! I wish they would lower the prices.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out.
P.s - Im not sure why dooyoo want to know the picture quality and sound quality of a remote control! I 0have given them 1 level for these as its irrelevent for this product! DOOYOO please remove them for me :) Thanks.
Summary: These are the best for sky plus Hd, do not bother buying cheap copies as they are no way near these!
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