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Hi Guys

I am New to all sky stuff so please be Gentle

First of all I have just got skyDigital installed about 3 weeks ago.
i want to get sky in my Bedroom too with paying for Sky Mulitroom.
I allready have got another sky digtal box form my brother ...
Do i just need a Twin LNB and that it? Plus i have my old sky card from my brother house that is still working i think with the free channels i think?
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#2
Yep, as easy as that. :)
 

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#4
You can find one on E-bay for a relatively small amount of money, just look for quad LNB, going price appears to be less than £15, which is not bad, as they are more than twice that wholesale.
 
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So all i have to do is
1.Install Twin LNB on m Sky DISH
2. Run the cable into second box.
and that will let me watch one channel in 1 room and another channel in my bedroom.
Do you have to have two Sky cards or just the one.
If you have to have two sky cards then will my brother old sky card work in the second box or do i have to have the same sky card in both sky boxes.
3.do i have to tell sky anything ?
 

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#6
1) Yes - although it might be an idea to think of the future and get a quad (4 output) LNB so that you have the option of another 2 digiboxes or even $ly+.
2) Yes - but make it's good quakity cable such as CT100.

If you have 2 cards then you can watch whatever the 2 cards are authorised to watch, in whichever box you put each one in. You don't have to tell $ly but if you are paying for one of the premium film services then this will not transfer with te card. You have to have the card re-paired with the box. If you're just using FTV cards or expired $ly subscription cards then there is no need.

Without any card at all you can only receive FTA channels such the BBC and loads of shopping and God channels.

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#7
hey mate i have a quad lnb ya can have, i bought it bout 3 month ago but never used it as i bought sky+ instead, so the installer fitted one.

ya can have it for a tenner + P&P.

PM me if yer interested...
 

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#10
Several makes, but they are all designed for the minidish.
 
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CHEERS rolfw mate you have been very helpful
Just 1 question more.
The two sky card i have
First sky card is mine new one with the sky world movies package
The second sky card is my brother which he don't use anymore which has just the basic channels (i.e bbc,itv etc) can i get sky to put on Zee cinema for my mum and dad on the second card .
Put both card have diffrent view card number and diffrent address.
so 1 room mum and dad can watch zee films and 1 room 1 can watch my english films
 

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for £10, you can have a second working card from sky, the only drawback, is

that you need to have both receivers hooked up to the phone line.
 
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