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    paulra
    Sky multi room without the subscription
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:29 PM
    Sky multi room without the subscription 25th Nov 06 at 4:29 PM
    I've eventually figured how to get sky multi room without paying for a sky subscription. It involve buying a mini dish quad lnb (you only need a twin but couldn't find one). I bought one from www.thedigiboxshop.com for £34.99 - ordered from website straightforward. This replace the singhle lnb on the dish.

    The lnb is the thing that the signals are bounced off the dish into that the wire is connected to and has a white plastic cap on it.

    You then buy another digibox and run a wire from the dish to it. A free sat card is available from Sky for £20, I think although haven't bought one yet to get some of the free channels.

    Paul
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  • handyman.
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:34 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:34 PM
    or just put a £20 freeview box on the second tv??
  • paullwill8
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:47 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:47 PM
    or just put a £20 freeview box on the second tv??
    by handyman.
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    • lowbrim
    • By lowbrim 25th Nov 06, 4:58 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:58 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 4:58 PM
    Could have saved yourself some money by buying quad lnb on Ebay go for around £11 + postage. I presume you realise you dont need a card to get a lot of the free channels and you can get digiboxes on Ebay older ones from around £25 including postage which are just as good as the newer ones if a little bulkier.
    • sniperpenguin
    • By sniperpenguin 25th Nov 06, 5:02 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 5:02 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 5:02 PM
    Am I right in thinking though that you wont get your sky package on the second box? :confused:
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  • handyman.
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    • 25th Nov 06, 5:31 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 5:31 PM
    yes, hence me saying to just get a freeview box
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 25th Nov 06, 9:14 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 9:14 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 9:14 PM
    Am I right in thinking though that you wont get your sky package on the second box? :confused:
    by sniperpenguin
    You get the usual pay channels such as Discovery but not the premium movie and sports channels.
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 25th Nov 06, 10:59 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 10:59 PM
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    • 25th Nov 06, 10:59 PM
    The last time I got my Sky dish fixed the nice man put me a Quad LNB in instead of the normal one (all done free of course as we threatened to cancel again when the LNB went off for the second time). Haven't got round to wiring the second box in yet which I got off my sister for nothing.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
    • oldandhappy
    • By oldandhappy 26th Nov 06, 8:20 AM
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    • 26th Nov 06, 8:20 AM
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    • 26th Nov 06, 8:20 AM
    the wireless video sender we purchased last week works a treat for transfering Sky to another room...but of course you have to watch the same prog on both TV's ............
  • sue_balu
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sniperpenguin
    Am I right in thinking though that you wont get your sky package on the second box?

    Quote "You get the usual pay channels such as Discovery but not the premium movie and sports channels."


    I dont think you will get anything more than the basic free to air channels on your second box - unless you pay the £10 multi room subs - you would also need a card to unscramble Ch 4 and Ch5 too - if you need to recieve those digitally (rather than through your rooftop aerial that is)
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