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    SKY BOX question

    at moment have a normal sky box, want to buy a sky + box, will it work okey or i need to do something with sky box ? will i be able to record etc thank you

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    sky + needs a second wire from dish to box

    Original Poster

    onlyme23

    sky + needs a second wire from dish to box



    second wire ? have sky + in my lounge and normal in my bedroom

    Jeffry24

    second wire ? have sky + in my lounge and normal in my bedroom



    not sure what your asking, there is extra cabling involved, its not just a straight forward swap.

    check here: skyuser.co.uk/for…tml

    Jeffry24

    second wire ? have sky + in my lounge and normal in my bedroom



    I think if you look on the back of the boxes there are two inputs from the dish going into the back of the sky+ box and only one going into the normal box, so its not just a question of buying a sky+ box and pluging the normal input into it - you need to get the connector from the dish right. I think.

    Original Poster

    alright i see,
    thank you everyone

    Banned

    You have got a sky subscription? Else you'll have to pay £10 per month to get Sky + without the extra channels.

    i have seen sky+ work without a subscription, but ud need to do that double wire thingie

    If your subscribing to the Sky channels a second hand Sky + box will work and record [you will need to ring Sky and they will match the card with the reciever]. If you are just replacing your existing box just unscrew the F connector [from dish ]and re-connect .If you want to add a Sky box , just replace the LNB with a twin or quad LNB and connect a new cable from this and route to the room you want to put the box in .

    Sky+ box, Sky card, Sky Subscription, two feeds (wires from dish) is all you need.

    Sky+ recording is only free if you have a valid subscription and this includes a multiroom sub.

    Original Poster

    yes got sky subscription and multiroom, as i have sky + in lounge and old sky box in bed room

    so if i want to use second sky plus box i need to contact sky and let them know ? i think i have a whire from dish already in bed room
    Edited by: "Jeffry24" 19th Aug 2010

    You need to let them know if your changing the box that has a subscription card . The box's are matched to the cards and visa versa .You cannot just insert a card into any box , this avoids any theft issues .

    Jeffry24

    yes got sky subscription and multiroom, as i have sky + in lounge and old … yes got sky subscription and multiroom, as i have sky + in lounge and old sky box in bed roomso if i want to use second sky plus box i need to contact sky and let them know ? i think i have a whire from dish already in bed room



    You can either buy and install you own second cable (like this) or alternatively ring sky and find out how much they would charge to supply you with a Sky+ box replacement for your multiroom and install it for you.
    Edited by: "Ungreat" 20th Aug 2010
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