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Sky+ Questions

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by IceAx, 18 May 2006.

  1. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    lo peeps just have a few questions on sky.

    Have just bought a second hand box, do i just need to call sky and
    match my card to the box and ask them to turn on *** recording
    feature? (then give them a tenner a month)?

    also is it easy enough to change over the LnB so i can have dual
    tuners etc.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  2. BIGbungle

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Mar 2003

    Posts: 523

    Location: Newcastle

    you should just be able to ring sky and match the box card etc. As for the dish you will have to run another cable to the lnb or replace your existing cable with a dual one. Depending on the make of your dish and the make of your dual lnb you might have to tweak the angle of you dish to get a decent signal
     
  3. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,442

    I did exactly as you have done, to change the LNB couldnt be simpler, the old one will have a little pin to push through the arm and then it just slides out. You obviously need another run of coax to carry the second feed to the box.

    Changing the box just pull the card from the old one, phone sky and tell them that you have just bought a sky+ box and you need the 2nd tuner turning on, they will take the box details and it'll come on instantly :)
     
  4. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    Thanks Guys :D

    Andy
     
  5. Winston

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,102

    Location: Chester - a.k.a Gh0sTf@cE

    Still charge you £10 a month though i'm guessing :confused:
     
  6. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,442

    Unless you have premium channels, then yeah, its £10pm for sky+
     
  7. poltergeist666

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Feb 2003

    Posts: 381

    Location: Southampton

    I'm sure that if your mix of channels is over 30 quid a month, then Sky+ features are included, as long as you request them, and register your box/card etc. ( I was going to say free, but somehow, that wouldn't have sounded quite right!)
     
  8. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    Yeah my box came today so gonna replace my old one tonight
    and pair up my box and card, and pay the tenner a month.

    At least for now ill have a "single channel PVR", just about to order
    my Quad LnB so i can change that over!

    Can anyone reccommend me a good one or are they all pretty much the same?

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  9. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    All done dead easy :D

    Andy
     
  10. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,177

    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    in the UK (for 28.2e/28.5e (astra and eurobird- sats sky is tx'd from)) LNBs are LNBs really. Only for fringe reception do they really vary- I use £15 raven ones (ebay), cheap and do the job.
     
  11. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    saw the ravens ones thikn im gonna order that
    and a run of co-ax and F connectors for £28

    Andy
     
  12. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,177

    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    remember self amalgamating tape as well to waterproof the lnb->coax connection.
     
  13. IceAx

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 5,820

    Location: Warrington

    Yup it comes with Clips, Cables, Tape, Gromits F Connectors
    I have requested a LnB that has a cover over the connections
    under it :)

    Andy