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I have been with sky for about 9 yesrs and still usethe same box Iwas told if i use hdmi cables I would get better qualty i bought them then discovered by box does not tske hdmi what should I do I am a pensioner and could not afford to pay hundreds of of pounds to opgrade to a hdmi box could you please advise me the best way to solve the problem many thanks mr JAMES BURNS

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You cannot use hdmi on a non hd box you will have to buy a sky hd box and anyway it doesn't cost that much.

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