Sky+ Box with only 1 dish antenna

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Hello All

We have had sky+ for a while now, we also have a extra box in the bedroom upstairs costing us god knows how much every month,

i recently brought another sky+ box so we can have it upstairs aswell as downstairs, i spoke to sky and they said the box will work,
although i didnt realise that the sky+ box has 2dish antenna inputs,

our box upstairs only has one, is there a spliter i can buy that will split the one cable into 2, so i can have both inputs used and use the sky+ box upstairs the way it is meant to be used.

Thanks in advance

Rob
 
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Ok

i have just spoken to a guy at SKY, who tells me it will work ok with just 1 antenna but i wont be able to dual record or anything,
he told me i need another LNB for the 2nd signal for the sky+ box, are these self fittable because i dont really want to pay sky to come out and fit it they will probably charge me a fortune.

if anyone can offer any advice on this it would be greatly apreciated,

cheers
 

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#3
replacing LNB should be straightforwards; more time-consuming would be the second cable run....

where's your dish located? What route does the existing cable take to the box?
 
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distance from the dish to the box in the bedroom is about 3/4metres - it just literaly just next to the room the box is located in, they drilled straite through the side wall to the dish, so i take it wouldnt be to hard to drill another hole for another cable,

how much would sky charge for this just out of interest?

cheers
 

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#5
If you already have a Sky+ and standard digibox running, then you must have a quad LNB already, this being the case, all you need to do is run the extra cable and enlarge the hole in the wall to accommodate a second cable. Most installers would probably charge around £45 for this, but if you have a drill it is pretty easy to do yourself. :)
 
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rolfw said:
If you already have a Sky+ and standard digibox running, then you must have a quad LNB already, this being the case, all you need to do is run the extra cable and enlarge the hole in the wall to accommodate a second cable. Most installers would probably charge around £45 for this, but if you have a drill it is pretty easy to do yourself. :)

is it just a case of plugging the new cable into the bottom of the LNB? i might have a go if its that easy, will there be a spare port to plug the wire into? i had a quick look i can see 3 cables coming from the bottom of it currently.

cheers

Rob
 

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Yes, that's right. 2 per box. Waterproof your connection(s) properly!
 

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BGonaSTICK said:
Yes, that's right. 2 per box. Waterproof your connection(s) properly!
Use the proper self amalgamating tape not electrical insulation tape
 

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#9
Most of the newer quad LNBs either have rubber gaiters or a slide down plastic rain screen, so the water proofing is easy as well. :)

If it is the rubber gaiter type, make sure that you do not move the dish whilst pushing it on.
 
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