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    I would've posted in the other thread, by I thought it's probably best to start my own...

    Basically, my parents have Sky TV, the regular package with kids channels, (no movies, no music, no sports).

    What I am wondering however is whether it is possible to get Sky upstairs in my room too (yep, still living with parents at 20 lol) but with the sports channels (I like to watch wrestling :thumbsup:) too, without having to take out a separate subscription and have a new dish etc.

    Thanks in advance for any information that anyone can give me :thumbsup:

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    obviously the only way is multi-room and you can only have the same package the main subscription has, so you would have to update your parents package

    Original Poster

    Cheers, after seeing the prices for the sports though I've changed my mind about that part, but am still interested in multiroom - however from what I can tell on the Sky website, you HAVE to go for the Sky+ (being £99) with the multiroom (£10 a month) - am I correct in my interpretation, and if so is there any way of being able to do it cheaper?

    no you dont have to go for the sky+ , you can just buy a basic box for £49
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    Original Poster

    Ah thanks again - I assume if I were to get a sky box from elsewhere (as it's obviously cheaper elsewhere) then I'd just have to pay the £10 then?

    Sorry, I just like to be absolutely sure about things before I commit :oops:

    maybe, if u dont mind installing it urself, remember its a seperate cable running from your sky dish, so unless you know someone who can install it cheaper etc, best to speak to sky ,its like a seperate subscription.

    Original Poster

    Ah, fair point then - didn't think of it that way... Still, I'm sure I've seen elsewhere the Sky + ones for £49 (Curry's?), so it's not fair that they charge £99 :-(

    Actually, if I am remembering correctly (buying it from Curry's I mean), would Sky still be involved and do it that way?

    most of thses offers are for new customers offers though, and i dont think the sky+ for £49 is on anymore, i think its free installation and free standard box now for new customers

    Original Poster

    Fair point, well made.

    Still unfair though IMO.

    try ringing them, see what they can do, when i got multi room i got the basic box for £49.99 cos sky+ was £199.99 at the time i think +
    plus if you got sky+ and u havent got movies/sports chan you would have to pay a further £10 a month also

    Original Poster

    intenso100

    try ringing them, see what they can do, when i got multi room i got the … try ringing them, see what they can do, when i got multi room i got the basic box for £49.99 cos sky+ was £199.99 at the time i think


    Wouldn't it need to be my parents phoning though? Considering they are the actual customers of course.

    you could allways pretend your ur dad

    Original Poster

    Good point, though I'll double check with my dad that it's ok first to impersonate him lol (he's at work right now obviously).

    EDIT: Turns out that my Dad's got another Sky dish spare somewhere, so he'd probably be able to sort that out if I got the Sky box from somewhere, and that I'd just need the extra Sky card - I assume that'd still mean £10 a month though, and is it actually possible to do it this way?

    Original Poster

    I've figured it all out, and with Quidco's £55 and Sky's £10 credit offer, it'd be cheaper to sign up as a new customer than to actually get the multiroom.

    The question is however, is this possible to do if somebody already has Sky in the same house?

    EDIT: Turns out the answer is no.

    yeah multi room is under the same subscription uses same dish etc, so unless your parents cancel then you resign up with sky multi room etc you have no choice but to pay the £50 for box and £10 a month subscription and would you really want two sky dishes from your house ?

    Original Poster

    Well, my dad talked me into getting a second hand box instead, him putting up the additional dish, and just asking Sky for an additional Sky card (that might still end up being the cost of multi-room anyway, but still, it's done now lol)

    fair enough, but sky might class it as a 2nd subscription so charge you what ur parents pay?

    intenso100

    fair enough, but sky might class it as a 2nd subscription so charge you … fair enough, but sky might class it as a 2nd subscription so charge you what ur parents pay?



    nah this will be multi room which costs an extra £10 a month with the same channel package as the main house holder..... you will have to pay the costs of fitting the box and may need to update the LNB on the dish....

    x2srj

    nah this will be multi room which costs an extra £10 a month with the … nah this will be multi room which costs an extra £10 a month with the same channel package as the main house holder..... you will have to pay the costs of fitting the box and may need to update the LNB on the dish....



    yeah fair enough, but his dad is putting up a 2nd dish so can u still ring up and just ask for a 2nd card for multi room purposes as its a 2nd dish etc etc
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