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Found 12th Mar 2011
Hi just wanting to ask about Sky plus - currently we pay for sky movies etc with a bog standard box, however I have the opportunity of having a sky plus box, as my old box keeps freezing up. I have been told that this will work, however I will not be able to record as I have not got two cables running from my dish, that is fine as long as I can still watch my movies etc. Any advice would be appreicated.

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if you take out sky plus box u are commiting to a new 12 month contract with sky. You will be able to record one channel only and not watch another.

Why not run another cable from the dish to your box only cost about £20 for quad lnb/15meters cable/connections/cable clips
You will also be ready for sky hd or freesat (record 2 channels)
Edited by: "KINGMUZZZAUK" 12th Mar 2011

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You won't have any problems with a Sky+ box. You will still be able to watch your movies.

Original Poster

Thanks for that - I am not taking out a sky plus contract as I have got my original box, so I will not be taking any further contracts out with them.


KINGMUZZZAUK

if you take out sky plus box u are commiting to a new 12 month contract … if you take out sky plus box u are commiting to a new 12 month contract with sky. You will be able to record one channel only and not watch another.


Ive got Sky + and we have recorded lots of programs and watched different channels at the same time?

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KINGMUZZZAUK

if you take out sky plus box u are commiting to a new 12 month contract … if you take out sky plus box u are commiting to a new 12 month contract with sky. You will be able to record one channel only and not watch another.Why not run another cable from the dish to your box only cost about £20 for quad lnb/15meters cable/connections/cable clipsYou will also be ready for sky hd or freesat (record 2 channels)



he wouldn't be taking another contract at all, where did you get that from?

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elle2801

Ive got Sky + and we have recorded lots of programs and watched different … Ive got Sky + and we have recorded lots of programs and watched different channels at the same time?



You will have 2 feeds into the back of your box?

if you only have one cable into the back of your sky+ box you can still record but you will have to watch what you are recording/ leave it on that channel to record.

apart from that all you will have to do is phone sky and pair your new sky box with your old card, took me less than 5 minutes when i did it for my mum

Not wishing to hijack this thread but I have another Q about sky.

I have an old box (The robot eye model) and I am informed that the scart feed to my plasma is not digital hence the poor quality sound through my surround system.

Does freeview (Built into TV) give digital sound?

Would a Humax Foxsat give me digital sound.

Can I get sound close to that provided by DVDs (Not bluray)?

If the box is supplied by sky then you are entered into a new 12 month contract even if they don't mention it over the phone as sky will send a letter to confirm new equipment enters you into a 12 month contract as had the same thing when I got my Sky+ box changed to a HD box however if the op is not getting the box from sky then he isn't getting into another contract

colinsunderland

he wouldn't be taking another contract at all, where did you get that … he wouldn't be taking another contract at all, where did you get that from?

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NFS

If the box is supplied by sky then you are entered into a new 12 month … If the box is supplied by sky then you are entered into a new 12 month contract even if they don't mention it over the phone as sky will send a letter to confirm new equipment enters you into a 12 month contract as had the same thing when I got my Sky+ box changed to a HD box however if the op is not getting the box from sky then he isn't getting into another contract



Thats how I read the OP, that he had a chance to get a box, not from sky. so no new contract

Simply replace the current LNB with a Twin Feed LNB horn, and buy some twin shotgun cable , two qualities.......WF100 (long run) or WF65 (10m or shorter run).

http://mediacables.co.uk/shop/images/wf100blk.JPG

http://fortectrade.co.uk/cart/images/products/detail_18_Fortec_Star_Twin_LNB.jpg

Original Poster

Any ideas where I could purchase a LNB and what price ?

Thanks:|

HEPY

Any ideas where I could purchase a LNB and what price ?Thanks:|



To be honest, you can pick them up from many Satellite supply sellers on Ebay quite cheaply, a lot sell surplus stock of Sky ones, just do an Ebay search for twin LNB...doubt you will find cheaper anywhere else.

Just looked, a Sky Quad LNB, 30M of shotgun cable and F Plugs for 19.99 delivered seems a pretty damn good deal to me, 100% feedback from seller too, item no.160468507574

Seems you can get surplus supplies of Quad LNBs rather than Twin LNBs cheaper these days, and it won't hurt having the extra connectors unused, and useful if you ever intend to add an extra receiver in another room.


Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Mar 2011


rizla01

Not wishing to hijack this thread but I have another Q about sky.I have … Not wishing to hijack this thread but I have another Q about sky.I have an old box (The robot eye model) and I am informed that the scart feed to my plasma is not digital hence the poor quality sound through my surround system.Does freeview (Built into TV) give digital sound?Would a Humax Foxsat give me digital sound.Can I get sound close to that provided by DVDs (Not bluray)?



ANYONE?

rizla01

ANYONE?



You would need a digital feed to any AV receiver either optical toslink or digital coaxial to receive true 5.1 surround sound, however freeview channels do not provide 5.1 sound (unless you have freeview HD, of which various programmes are broadcast then in 5.1)

However, there are various TVs or SD Freeview boxes that do have digital outputs to connect to your AV Receiver so you can have Stereo Digital sound through your amp.

So freeview built into TV can provide digital sound if it has an optical or digital Coaxial output (but will only provide Stereo sound, unless its a freeview HD tuner of which even then only the HD channels broadcast 5.1 surround sound)

A HD Foxsat would give you 5.1 digital surround sound on BBC & ITV HD Channels, and stereo digital sound on the other channels. This applies to either Freesat HD or Freeview HD.

So, yes in that regard you would get 5.1 sound close to that of DVD (Dolby Digital 5.1, but not DTS) and not Blu Ray (Dolby True HD/DTS Master Audio) providing the HD channel program in question is actually broadcasting in 5.1 DD.



Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Mar 2011
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