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    Guys,

    I'm getting Sky HD installed tomorrow (already have normal sky which has been installed since 2000) I want the cable rerouted though the outside of my house as it currently goes through the loft. Do you think they will do this if i ask? or as im an existing customer do they expect to use the same cable?

    I know they have to replace the dish but never asked about the cable.

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    If you remove it, they wont have a choice!

    BTW - what makes you think they have to replace the dish? I'd bet they dont.

    Original Poster

    guv;5447403

    If you remove it, they wont have a choice!BTW - what makes you think they … If you remove it, they wont have a choice!BTW - what makes you think they have to replace the dish? I'd bet they dont.



    its been there 9 years so id hope tthey do i know they have to put in a quad LMB for the HD, right?

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    guv;5447403

    If you remove it, they wont have a choice!BTW - what makes you think they … If you remove it, they wont have a choice!BTW - what makes you think they have to replace the dish? I'd bet they dont.



    also im existing customer so surely i should have the cable already if i remove it? lol

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    leecher;5447425

    its been there 9 years so id hope tthey do i know they have to put in a … its been there 9 years so id hope tthey do i know they have to put in a quad LMB for the HD, right?



    And thats exactly what they will do. Put a new LNB on it.

    leecher;5447433

    also im existing customer so surely i should have the cable already if i … also im existing customer so surely i should have the cable already if i remove it? lol



    Now you have said you dont have sky+ and a quad LNB, this means they WILL replace the cable.

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    guv;5447449

    And thats exactly what they will do. Put a new LNB on it.Now you have … And thats exactly what they will do. Put a new LNB on it.Now you have said you dont have sky+ and a quad LNB, this means they WILL replace the cable.



    oh brilliant.

    Thanks for your help, rep left.

    one more question, whats the difference in cable? is it thicker or anything?

    Since engineers use the twin feed coax now, they'll more than likely just reroute the new cable the easiest way they can and ignore the one which is already there.

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    leecher;5447488

    oh brilliant.Thanks for your help, rep left.one more question, whats the … oh brilliant.Thanks for your help, rep left.one more question, whats the difference in cable? is it thicker or anything?



    The cable is duel core and often called "shotgun". (ie double barrel.) It is thicker, so they are likely to need to drill a new hole or just expand the existing. (Assuming the current hole is just big enough for a single cable.)

    Xb0xGuru;5447494

    Since engineers use the twin feed coax now, they'll more than likely just … Since engineers use the twin feed coax now, they'll more than likely just reroute the new cable the easiest way they can and ignore the one which is already there.



    LOL..... "Engineers".......... Sky monkeys. :thumbsup:

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    Xb0xGuru;5447494

    Since engineers use the twin feed coax now, they'll more than likely just … Since engineers use the twin feed coax now, they'll more than likely just reroute the new cable the easiest way they can and ignore the one which is already there.



    guv;5447524

    The cable is duel core and often called "shotgun". (ie double barrel.) It … The cable is duel core and often called "shotgun". (ie double barrel.) It is thicker, so they are likely to need to drill a new hole or just expand the existing. (Assuming the current hole is just big enough for a single cable.)LOL..... "Engineers".......... Sky monkeys. :thumbsup:



    thanks

    you paid £49 for HD, so you should get what you ask for

    Original Poster

    4lyons09;5447600

    you paid £49 for HD, so you should get what you ask for



    actually didnt pay anything

    guv;5447524

    LOL..... "Engineers".......... Sky monkeys. :thumbsup:



    They have the respect of "Sky installers" - nothing more.

    leecher;5447626

    actually didnt pay anything



    If you don't mind me asking, how did you manage that????:whistling:

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    gazmanw;5448746

    If you don't mind me asking, how did you manage that????:whistling:



    9 years of Sky without so much of a whisper to them.

    so when i called to cancel they offered me Sky HD with nothing more on the monthly amount i pay (£19.56 i think with no sports or movies) with just a £30 install free....managed to haggle and get the install for free. so very happy.

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    leecher;5449021

    9 years of Sky without so much of a whisper to them.so when i called to … 9 years of Sky without so much of a whisper to them.so when i called to cancel they offered me Sky HD with nothing more on the monthly amount i pay (£19.56 i think with no sports or movies) with just a £30 install free....managed to haggle and get the install for free. so very happy.



    Hmmm. I might give that a go. June is the best month to try it on with sky..... accounts being published shortly. They dont like publishing that people are leaving!

    What ploy did you use? Just say you were cancelling, or say you were getting freesat HD because paying for toot isnt value for money?

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    guv;5449096

    Hmmm. I might give that a go. June is the best month to try it on with … Hmmm. I might give that a go. June is the best month to try it on with sky..... accounts being published shortly. They dont like publishing that people are leaving!What ploy did you use? Just say you were cancelling, or say you were getting freesat HD because paying for toot isnt value for money?



    Exactly that, said i was going for Freesat HD because i wanted the BBC HD channel (which was true) and our sky was so old the signal was getting worse and worse, so just had enough.

    just push and push, they will wont want to let you go, i would be interested to see what deal you get

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    leecher;5449135

    Exactly that, said i was going for Freesat HD because i wanted the BBC HD … Exactly that, said i was going for Freesat HD because i wanted the BBC HD channel (which was true) and our sky was so old the signal was getting worse and worse, so just had enough.just push and push, they will wont want to let you go, i would be interested to see what deal you get



    I'm going to push for free HD multi-room with no subs for 12 months. :w00t:

    (As it happens I get sky HD free anyway! ) :w00t:

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    guv;5449160

    I'm going to push for free HD multi-room with no subs for 12 months. … I'm going to push for free HD multi-room with no subs for 12 months. :w00t:(As it happens I get sky HD free anyway! ) :w00t:



    yeah good luck, as i said I had never spoken to sky for 9 years, and thats why they were so accommodating id say

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    leecher;5449187

    yeah good luck, as i said I had never spoken to sky for 9 years, and … yeah good luck, as i said I had never spoken to sky for 9 years, and thats why they were so accommodating id say



    Hmmm. That normally means they'll think you're a push over! :w00t:

    I'll try and remember tomorrow........ I'll quote ya username if they say no!

    Original Poster

    hahaha im no pushover.
    im not actually the account holder, but obviously when i called i was lol.

    quote my username if you want, im not sure they will understand what you mean lol.

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    leecher;5449311

    hahaha im no pushover. im not actually the account holder, but obviously … hahaha im no pushover. im not actually the account holder, but obviously when i called i was lol.quote my username if you want, im not sure they will understand what you mean lol.



    Damn! :w00t::whistling:
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