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#651133 - 12th Jan 2012 10:06pm sky tv help
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I've moved bk in with my mum who has sky down stairs only. No i have a sky viewing box but when i used it in my on place and never got have the channels me mum gets and she's just on standed package. if i hook and cable to the lnb will i get the same or not? If not does anyone know what i can do without subscribing etc. any help would be good.

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#651137 - 12th Jan 2012 10:16pm Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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First of all you'll need a dual LNB to run two dishes (or a quad if one has Sky+)

The alternative is to fit another dish.

Without any subscription or card you will get VERY limited channels, you won't even get Channel 5, however you can buy a card from Sky (it used to be about 20), which will give you all the Freeview/Free to Air channels, this is a one-off payment.

If you want the same channels that your mum has than you could always run a Co-ax (aerial lead) from the back of her Sky box to your room, if you then bought a Magic Eye (about a tenner) you can control the box from your room.

You will only be able to watch the same channel on both sets if you do it this way, so if she is watching Corrie, so are you, and if you are watching what you want, it's on her TV as well smile

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#651149 - 12th Jan 2012 10:26pm Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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cheers mate.... i do have a co-ax from an old virgin account but not wanting to watch the biggest loser or corrie lol... she does have sky+ but i have a white card and just the old slver samsung box,i think. couold i just try a co-ax on that? as it will get me more channels than freeview....i think!

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#651191 - 12th Jan 2012 11:01pm Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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No

The co-ax from her aerial socket on the Sky box will go straight into your TV, you can't connect it to another Sky box it doesn't work that way.

If you want to run another box you need to connect it to the LNB on the satellite dish, if she has Sky + it'll be a dual (but she needs both) however a lot of fitters put quads up (so there would be two spare) to save them changing it for customers who wanted a multi-room deal.

You'll need to go up a ladder (or whatever, your risk) and have a look at the LNB which is the bit on the end of the arm sticking out of the dish. If it has two aerials going onto two connectors, that's it, you're stuffed, you need to replace it. If it has two spare threaded connectors you need to connect one to a cable and the other into your box. If you don't know how to do this then put a shout out I'm sure someone on here will be able to help you.

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#651217 - 12th Jan 2012 11:29pm Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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Or you could persuade your mum to upgrade to multiroom for about 10 extra a month and have the same package as her but completely independently, i.e. you would be able to watch different channels.

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#651317 - 13th Jan 2012 8:27am Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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sound guys, i will check the lnb and if stuffed will call sky as 10 extra sounds ok to me. cheers

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#651381 - 13th Jan 2012 11:17am Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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#651518 - 13th Jan 2012 4:25pm Re: sky tv help [Re: Edz2011]
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landoWJ... it won't let me msg u as say's out of topics or something but i tried the rest and didnt work... after trying lol. me mum has sky+, 2 wires and my box set is an old 1 and not plus... so need to buy me a new +box and cables..... but will look on ebay as money is tight.

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