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Old 11-02-2009, 17:16
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Apparently there is a problem with some new Pace HD boxes and they are to be systematically replaced. This could involve swapping out up to 90000 boxes.
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Old 11-02-2009, 17:47
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Apparently there is a problem with some new Pace HD boxes and they are to be systematically replaced. This could involve swapping out up to 90000 boxes.
Source?
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Old 11-02-2009, 17:47
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Apparently there is a problem with some new Pace HD boxes and they are to be systematically replaced. This could involve swapping out up to 90000 boxes.
Source please.

And how does this apply to Tesco boxes which were all Pace?

We have had ours two months without issue.
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Old 11-02-2009, 18:28
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I hope these sources have been verified. If you search Google, there was a similar thread today on AVForums. It has now been deleted...
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Old 11-02-2009, 18:42
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I hope these sources have been verified. If you search Google, there was a similar thread today on AVForums. It has now been deleted...
I noticed that and given that (according to googles page cache) it has the immortal words

This is not a hoax
I have my own suspicions about this one. If it is a safety related issue Sky will be required by law to issue a press release warning owners to unplug their boxes, so we will know for sure within 24 hours.
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Old 11-02-2009, 18:49
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Link to cached version for anyone interested.
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:13
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so whats wrong with the boxes? i might of had a one,(it was knacking)
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:18
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There's no reason for a mass-recall unless there is a serious safety issue, ie. they're overheating and catching fire.

Since Pace nor Sky have issued an urgent message over the air, on either website, or via the usual channels for this kind of thing, it seems unlikely. Not to mention nobody has ever reported such an issue.

There is just no source for this whatsoever.
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:37
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I'm pretty sure it's a hoax.

I always wonder why hoaxers feel the need to put "This is not a hoax" in their messages. Surely it does not take a rocket scientist to realise that not putting that particular dead giveaway in it would increase the number of folks taken in.

The only reason I can think for the thread being deleted on avforums would be if the (alledged) OP's account had been hacked and they subsequently complained.
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:43
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BREAKING NEWS!!!!!(!)
i am the developer for the new epg and it was me that pinpointed the fault.
DONT ever leave your box alone, the latest update caused it to require more power, the circuts will burn up really soon and catch fire , i am 15.
this is not a hoax
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:46
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BREAKING NEWS!!!!!(!)
i am the developer for the new epg and it was me that pinpointed the fault.
DONT ever leave your box alone, the latest update caused it to require more power, the circuts will burn up really soon and catch fire , i am 15.
this is not a hoax
omfgl;ololol

*puts box in the bin*
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:48
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tell me one fact i have told you
to see if i am a hoax
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Old 11-02-2009, 19:57
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BREAKING NEWS!!!!!(!)
i am the developer for the new epg and it was me that pinpointed the fault.
DONT ever leave your box alone, the latest update caused it to require more power, the circuts will burn up really soon and catch fire , i am 15.
this is not a hoax
not that i want to be a spoil sport or anything but as the thread in on another forum was deleted. and some ppl on here don't sem to have alot of common sense was that really a good thing to say? at the very least i doubt pace/sky would be best pleased that you maybe unduly worring their customers.....
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:03
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i was tryingto take some liquid waste product of the body secreted by the kidneys by a process of filtration from blood called urination and excreted through the urethra
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:04
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not that i want to be a spoil sport or anything but as the thread in on another forum was deleted. and some ppl on here don't sem to have alot of common sense was that really a good thing to say? at the very least i doubt pace/sky would be best pleased that you maybe unduly worring their customers.....
The "I am 15" bit pretty much sealed that post up as sarcasm.
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:07
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The "I am 15" bit pretty much sealed that post up as sarcasm.
TheAmazingDanny

I take the point you made when posting to my Direct debit statement........................!!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:08
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2 errors
1. wrong quote
2. I am 15(that was the only truth)
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:08
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Had a phone call from Sky, they are coming Monday to swap out my Tesco bought Pace HD box and are giving me three months free HD subscription. They asked for my password and have given me a job number. The man at the end of the phone said 7000 boxes are being replaced but he didn't know why.

Wonder if I will get a new box as the old one can't be three months old yet
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:10
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Really?
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:11
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Had a phone call from Sky, they are coming Monday to swap out my Tesco bought Pace HD box and are giving me three months free HD subscription
NOW THAT IS A LIE.!!!!............Tesco have never bought a PACE HD Box.
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:22
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NOW THAT IS A LIE.!!!!............Tesco have never bought a PACE HD Box.
Listen sunshine. This is the last time I will say this. I bought a Pace HD box from Tesco just before Christmas and tonight Sky phoned me up to arrange for a box swap. As compensation they will give me 3 months free HD subscription which isn’t bad seeing that I don’t have an HD subscription on that particular box.

I will await your apology.
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:22
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If this IS true, what about all the people who have bought one privately say from ebay etc?
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:26
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Listen sunshine. This is the last time I will say this.

I will await your apology.
As John McEnroe would say " YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS".....if you had read my Post, I did not say you had not bought a PACE HD box, I said TESCO HAD NEVER BOUGHT A PACE HD BOX"
It is called "a play on words" and was meant as a funny.........oh never mind......it went over your head anyway.

No apology needed in my humble opinion.
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:28
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I almost died laughing
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Old 11-02-2009, 20:30
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If this IS true, what about all the people who have bought one privately say from ebay etc?
Well I bought mine privately from Tesco and did not take up the Sky offer that was conditional with Tesco. In fact I told Sky it was bought independently. Sky only know about my box because I did a card swap.
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