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Force the Upgrade of your SKY + firmware at the touch of a button

This applies to all PVR2 and PVR3 Amstrad. Pace and Thompson SKY+ units you Sky installer may do this for your it is simple to do;

HOLD THE BACKUP BUTTON WHILE YOU POWER ON THE UNIT

the TV and SKY+ will look like this during the upgrade please do not power down during this time as you will almost certainly kill your unit I always connect my Belkin UPS prior to a forced upgrade just to make sure it is always best to make sure that it will not fail during this process.



Notice that the lights on the unit this one is a PACE type PVR2 the REMOTE MESSAGE and ONLINE LED's are all illuminated as well as the POWER.

I had an old PACE box that had been used for the last 8 years that was still at v5.04d given to me last month I forced the upgrade and it took it to the latest version v5.07u this may not sound that important but there are some firmware versions especially for the AMSTRAD PVR2 unit that will cause audio lag and loss on certain channels (Virgin1, CN and CH4).

After the upgrade has completed I suggest that you check which version of software your unit is now using;

1.Press the Services button
2.System Setup menu
3.Press Option 5, 'System Details'






This shows the same unit 9F2106 before and after the upgrade the smudged info is the viewing card number etc.

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I work for sky as an Engineer (not a subby)

HDCP is the encryption sent down when a program is transmitted. Over the years I have had several jobs where this is the case.
What you can do to fix the problem is Download update for your sony bravia telly this will fix the problem. There is another solution, if you get another engineer out ask him to put a different manufacturers box in..... Sky HD is made by Thomson, samsung, pace, Amstrad,
both solutions have worked for me when coming across theses faults whilest installing sky... The first one is going to be your best option... for example at the minute all I am getting when i go to pick my HD stock up is Amstrad. No other manufacturers so you may find it hard for the engineer to source you a different make.

If neither work. Force a download to your HD box (they have been updating the software recently so this may also work for you.)

Take the power out the back of the HD box. hold down the Standby button then reinsert the power. hold Standby button in until all light are lit on the front of the box... Then wait 10 minutes (better off making yourself a cuppa) give that one a try.

Hope ive been of some help to you

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if you have had new software downloaded on the box and it still dont work then you will need a new box. have you tried a system download if not then take your viewing card out the sky box then take the power lead out count to ten. then wilst pushing the backup button on the front of the sky box plug the sky box back in keeping the backup button pressed , wait till the on screen message says sytstem download do not disconnect from mains blaa blaa take your finger off the backup button and wait till the tv screen goes blank. give it about 60 seconds then try turning the sky box back on this should work.

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