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#1
Hi there,

I've just bought a Sky+ box, a pace 3100. I would like to install it myself rather than pay Sky to come and do it. Is it just a case of replacing the LNB on my dish to a quad lnb and runnning a second cable between the dish and the box?

Is there anything else that needs to be done? Are there any common pitfalls or am i better off getting sky in to do it?

Thanks,
Rich
 

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#2
Yes thats basically it, but you dont need a quad, a dual output lnb will be ok, If its just the one box you have.;)
 

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If it's a Sky minidish, then it is unlikely that you would find a twin LNB, as they haven't made them for a long time, always best to have a couple of redundant outputs anyway. :)
 

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#4
always best to have a couple of redundant outputs anyway
Yes good idea, always think ahead!:)
 
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Great, thanks guys :)

I plan to follow this install guide:

_http://www.satcure.com/tech/page10.htm

Does the info here look correct?
 

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That's a very old guide, the modern Sky Quad LNBs normally have a slide down F connector cover, so rubber boots are not necessary.

It should simply be a case of removing the old LNB carefully and sliding the new one in. Occasionally the weight of the new LNB will require a little fine tuning of the alignment, but it is an easy adjustment to make. :)
 

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Can you install a cam or another image on the sky digibox?
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No you can't I'm afraid.