2TB Sky DRX895 Sky+HD Box

The glossy grey slimline 2TB DRX895 is Sky’s flagship model, it’s the latest model to be released and has the largest recording capacity ever seen in a “from the factory” Sky box.  It isn’t the most commonly purchased Sky box but that’s probably due to the cost compared to the smaller capacity DRX890, if you simply must have the best box Sky offer… here are a few reasons to justify the premium…

  • The DRX895 has a very hefty recording capacity, unlike the DRX890 that splits the drive in two (half for personal and half for Sky services), this DRX895 2TB has split it in a way that gives you more, it allows you to use 1500Gb for personal recordings and keeps 500Gb for services such as Sky Anytime, Video on Demand and 3D.
  • Personally we can’t see how anyone would run out of recording space, the 1.5TB that is for personal use allows you to record 1180 hours of standard definition or 350 hours of high definition, or a combination of the two.
  • As mentioned above, Sky now manufacture their own boxes so have more control over the components used making this far more reliable than the previous 1.5TB Amstrad DRX895, the original larger capacity Sky box did suffer some issues but things are looking good for the Sky version with reliability almost matching the smaller 500Gb DRX890 model.
  • As with the DRX890 smaller brother, this box is equally as quiet and runs just as cool, Sky seem to have overcome the heat issue that some larger PVR’s suffer from.

This box is 3D compatible