Am in need of your help again!!
My dad would like to get a satellite dish installed and get HD in 2 rooms (seperate channels, freesat).
I've suggested getting the Sky pay once, watch forever package for around £70, then asking the engineer to put a quad LMB (assume this is right?) and an extra cable for the bedroom on. Then buying 2 HD boxes for around £190. Meaning the total cost should be around £270 assuming £10 for the quad LMB and extra cable?
My dad thinks it would be better to buy the kit and install himself, the total price being around £305.
The reason he wants to do it himself is so that he can put it exactly where he wants it, attached to an extension pole so a bit higher and he can attach the wire where he wants it.
My question therefore is whether it's possible to get the sky engineer to install it the way he wants it? Would the sky engineer definately put a quad LMB on and extra cable for a reasonable price if asked? Also would he attach it via an extension pole?
If they won't do those things then how easy is it to install himself? It sounds like the sort of thing that you'd have to know what you're doing to get it right, I could imagine him not getting it in exactly the right direction or not being able to tune the boxes in. Is it something he could easily do or is he really best getting sky to install it? I assume if they won't add the extra cable for the bedroom then he could do that himself at a later date?
Thanks for your help and all answers very much appreciated.