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    anyone know much about installing sky+ ?

    just wondering as i dont want to upgrade my package or pay £50 + installation for it, my plan is to get a 2nd hand sky+ box some extra cable and new lnb is there anything else im going to need or is it as simple as that on a single tv setup? basically just running two sets of coaxial from the dish to the box

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    thats all it is mate apart from long drill bits and stuff like that, cable wise if you get it off ebay you can buy a load with twist on connectors so you can run it then just twist them on at the end.
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    buy a sender receiver out of argos or somewhere for 20 quid. thats all we done. not ideal if two people wanna watch different programmes though. we dont have that problem cos as soon as the wife puts the soap cr@p on in the bedroom its xbox time downstairs

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    wicked thanks better get on bay then lol

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    Do you not need Sky to alter your card/subscription to make it all work though?

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    I wouldnt reccomend the wireless 2.4ghz sender recievers as these dont work well at all if you have wireless interenet nearby.

    We have the 5.8Ghz ones from maplin and work spot on

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Do you not need Sky to alter your card/subscription to make it all work though?
    Yeah you just need to contact them and pair the card/activate Sky+ functions. There shouldn't be any charge for doing this.

    In terms of what you need then yes quad lnb, ct100 (or other quality co-axial) cable and obviously the box itself.

    You'll need a decent drill and preferably some sort of sealant as well to weather proof the hole for the cable.

    Let me know if you need a quad lnb/cable mate - should be able to get it all pretty cheap.
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    thanks tim pm sent

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    can also get sky parts very cheap!
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    Don't forget the connectors for the end of the cable!

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