YOU should treat your Sky box the same way you treat your WiFi hub – because it can run drastically slower if you keep it in the wrong place.
If your Sky receiver is lagging, you could be making a mistake regarding its location in your home:
The first common mistake many customers make is keeping their Sky box out of sight because it clashes with the furnishings.
However, it is important that your sky box is well ventilated.
So don’t push the box into a tight space or stack it with other devices above, below, or next to it.
Even if the cluttered bookshelf or desk seems like the perfect place for it, it’s best to find another alternative.
It also makes no sense to place the Sky-Box on a carpet, a soft surface or in an enclosed space such as a closed cupboard.
If it’s on a carpet, there’s also a risk of tripping or stepping on it.
Sky recommends leaving at least 10cm of space above and on all sides of the box to ensure it is well ventilated and does not overheat.
It’s best to have a TV console that has space for your TV and Sky box as it gives the technology enough room to breathe.
However, try not to place the Sky box near other electronic devices or the TV vents.
Storing your Sky Box next to other heat sources can also affect ventilation.
This includes radiators and even direct sunlight.
If you don’t have a TV console yet and don’t want to buy one, then have no fear.
You can certainly try placing the Sky box on a bookshelf or desk – but be sure to follow Sky’s advice.
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