...Amstrad DRX890Sky Plus HD Set Top Box
I always said we would never get Sky but because of the deal where you get the internet, phone and extra TV channels worked out a lot cheaper than what I was already paying with BT for internet and phone I decided it was worth it (especially as I got £100 Marks and Spencer vouchers too!). Sky now gives you the Amstrad DRX890 Sky + HD Set top box...
Advantages: A piece of retro-gaming history. Could be worth a bit in years to come. Disadvantages: Hard to find games Can be expensive. No technical support available.
...we had blocky graphics, tinny sound and awkward controllers that were the 'in' thing. My favourite time was the third and fourth generation systems, or to put it in other words, the 8-bit and 16-bit era.
When I convinced my father to buy me a games console at the tender age of 13, I had my heart set on the latest machine to be released at the time, this happened to be the Amstrad GX4000 8-bit...
Advantages: Good Picture and sound - See review! Disadvantages: Remote control
Sky gave me this box when i signed up to sky multi-room. The box cost £49 with installation, but its free if your a first time subscriber and not getting multi-room!
There are plenty of connections on this box by Amstrad... You can connect it up to surround sound, share the aerial feed and connect to a vcr or dvd recorder (standard stuff really...