Sky's newly launched HD Digibox, the DRX595 is a direct replacement for the standard Sky digibox which has now been discontinued. This unit allows customers to access both standard and high-definition channels, without the requirement for an internal hard drive for Sky+ recording.
The SkyHD DRX595 has a similar design to the other digiboxes in the Sky range, sleek, modern design and high gloss black finish which can be operated/stored vertically or horizontally. The unit has the same high level of quality we've come to expect from Sky (in-house) since the release of the latest digiboxes, so good quality picture and sound. The DRX595 also has a modified version of the new Sky EPG (in high-definition) including the quarter screen mini-tv feature; on the whole operates like the current Sky+HD Digibox, just without the record functionality.
The DRX595 features a HDMI port for watching both SD and HD content (you will require a HD Ready television with spare HDMI port), as well as allowing access to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI, a first for Sky. The unit also carries a SCART port should you only have a standard-definition capable television; further connections include an Optical Output (SPDIF), LNB Input, USB, Ethernet port, Telephone port, 10 pin mini DIN and Power port.
To conform to EU legislation this Sky+HD Digibox comes with the new Sky 'off' mode to allow you to switch off and meet the maximum 1watt power usage. This option is selected by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds until the digibox displays the red 'off' light. In 'off' mode the digibox will NOT record any scheduled recordings, download Sky Anytime content or support TV Link, so they have included a 'standby' mode as well by just pressing the power button once, the digibox with go into sleep mode and display an amber light instead. A neat feature to meet all regulations.
Note - this is a standardSky HDDigibox, not Sky+HD, so doesn't have an internal hard drive for recording programmes. If you wish to use Sky+ record functionality, you need aSky+HD Digibox. Also note that this unit does not have an RF Output, so cannot be directly connected to another television in another room; you would need an RF modulator for that purpose. The DRX595 can be used as a primary digibox.
Sky DRX595 SkyHD User Manual and Guides