Sky to recall 90,000 Pace HD boxes

Having problems with your Sky HD box? That may be the reason Sky are going to swap out 90,000 boxes made by Pace and which have some sort of non-safety related internal wiring fault, according to reports on Broadband TV News, Digital Spy and other technology websites. Affected customers will reportedly receive a voucher for 3 months free HD viewing in compensation.

The original HD boxes were all made by Thomson but the current generation of Sky HD boxes are made by Pace, Samsing and Amstrad. Some customers with the new generation of boxes had initial problems with lip sync which appeared to have been solved with over-the-air updates last year.