has anyone set up two sky boxes to one satellite with only subscription on one?

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Found 13th Oct 2008
hey,
had sky+ installed a few months ago, before that i had a sky digital box with no subscription which gave me the free channels. is it possible to connect my old sky box to the satellite and receive the free channels i got before sky+ was put in?
i have a quad lnb so im half way there, need a cable to hook it up, but will it work? not after multi-room at £10/month, dont need subscribtion channels in my room, FTA ones will do fine.

thanx
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yep i have a quad lmb as i have sky plus in the front room my old box is upstairs with my old card and now i jsut have the free to air channels its connected into the 3rd of my 4 outputs on the satelite dish so yes. yes you can :thumbsup:
ah sweet, did you set it up youself and was it straight foward?
yes dangaling outside my bedroom window with a torch in my mouth haha
you need the coaxal cable and 2 screw type fittings one for each end that go into your sky box and the dish, make sure you wrap the one outside in a lot of electrical tape cos they dont like rain and can drop the signal when wet
top stuff mate, reps for ya
does anyone know if i can put a splitter on the cable from the sky dish to add an extra cable for my spare sky box in another room(as you can with virgin)

cheers
scooby
dcx_badass;3186642

I don't think that works with satellite?


ok thanks,,so i would need a new lnb fitted to the sky dish with 2 or more outputs,are these easy to fit and wheres best place to buy from

thanks
I found the magic eye more use, can watch all of sky plus upstairs without getting on the roof, though there's only two of us so don't need to watch different channels up and downstairs.
my son already has the magic eye in his room but he has to watch what we are watching downstairs,,i have a spare sky box with card so he can get the free channels in his room and be able to turn over.

my sky dish is easy to get to so was wondering if the lnb is easy to fit(i know how to do the wire and fit the f plugs just never fitted a lnb)

thanks
scoobydoobydooo;3186968

my sky dish is easy to get to so was wondering if the lnb is easy to … my sky dish is easy to get to so was wondering if the lnb is easy to fit(i know how to do the wire and fit the f plugs just never fitted a lnb)



Yes, LNBs are very easy to fit. Just make sure the one you buy is for a sky dish. (There are different fixings!)

Putting on an F-plug is easy - but you have to make sure you strip the core properly and dont short it out. If in doubt, ask the shop to put one end on for you so you can see how it should look. (And use that one on the dish.)
guv;3187012

Yes, LNBs are very easy to fit. Just make sure the one you buy is for a … Yes, LNBs are very easy to fit. Just make sure the one you buy is for a sky dish. (There are different fixings!)Putting on an F-plug is easy - but you have to make sure you strip the core properly and dont short it out. If in doubt, ask the shop to put one end on for you so you can see how it should look. (And use that one on the dish.)


thanks guv

gonna search for a new lnb now
scoobydoobydooo;3187061

thanks guvgonna search for a new lnb now



This is the ]type you need. Worth having a look to see if you can get cheaper!
tsar_nate;3185903

yes dangaling outside my bedroom window with a torch in my mouth haha … yes dangaling outside my bedroom window with a torch in my mouth haha you need the coaxal cable and 2 screw type fittings one for each end that go into your sky box and the dish, make sure you wrap the one outside in a lot of electrical tape cos they dont like rain and can drop the signal when wet




You should use self amalgamating tape, not electrical tape to waterproof the connection, any moisture in to the connection is bad news.

Also normal coaxial cable shouldn't be used, good quality satellite cable should be used, this will avoid any signal loss.
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