They won't take the old box as it is yours, not loaned.
HDMI cables can be had from Poundland for (wait for it) a £1
If you want to record/pause/rewind on the old box you will need to pay Sky £10/month or have at least one channel package (£19)......
...............but saying that, the 2nd box we have upstairs has not been multiroom for at least 6 months and we can still record on it. Guessing it must have missed the "kill signal" when we stopped the multiroom sub.
As others have said the box is yours. It has a standard one year warranty with Sky. Near the end of the year they will offer an extended warranty. You may also get third party companies pestering you to buy an extended warranty.
Repeat: No need to take out extre warentee for sky boxes.
A friend of mine had trouble with his box and told Sky "no repair, no Sky, so Sky repaired it Free of Charge. He had told them that after being with them for over 10 years and never having had anything form them,he would discontinue his account with them. That was not a thret but a promis. They will do all sorts of things to keepyou paying
Same thing with ours at home, sky box broke after about 2 years. I called up sky they said its out of warranty and there was nothign they could do. I said thats fine and I wanted to be put through to the cancelations team and within 5 minutes I was told that I would have a new box delivered within 5 working days and also got 6 months half price sky, I was in no way cheeky or rude or asked for anything from their staff it was all offered.
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