Using my old sky box in another room

Hello

I have a spare sky box and I was wandering how I can fit this in another room to watch the free channels

I need an idiots guide if possible

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  • Browntoa
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    edited 15 November 2020 at 10:47AM
    Needs a sky dish feed from the LNB to the room for a start , is there an existing cable in the room
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  • Hello,
    I have one line already going into my sky box in my living room. I got a fully sky + package in that room

    I want to use my old sky box in my kitchen just to watch the free channels 

    How can I get another cable into the kitchen ?
  • Mister_G
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    You will need an LNB on the dish that has 4 ports (usually only come with two).  You then just run a coax cable from a spare port to wherever you locate the second box.
  • Mister_G said:
    You will need an LNB on the dish that has 4 ports (usually only come with two).  You then just run a coax cable from a spare port to wherever you locate the second box.
    Thank you

    Does that mean I need to get a new dish with 4 ports ? Would a splitter work ?
  • Browntoa
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    edited 15 November 2020 at 12:21PM
    Cannot be a splitter each one needs a dedicated cable .

    Your LNB may have spare outlets , it's this bit on the dish , they can just be swapped on the existing dish. If there is no cable to some of the connector then it's spare


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  • matelodave
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    edited 16 November 2020 at 11:51AM
    As Browntoa says you need a Quad LNB - Screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/labgear-universal-quad-lnb/734gv or Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-LNB-Output-Quad-Freesat/dp/B00KS4M786 plus two connections with  coax from the LNB to the new box - like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Satellite-Shotgun-Extension-Freesat-Special-Black/dp/B002Z2LADM.

    Assuming that you can get up to your dish it's not difficult to swap the LNB - have a look at whats already there, you might find that you've already got one and you will just need to cable the two spare connectors.

    A standard LNB just has two sockets whereas a quad has four. (you can even get Octo which have eight)
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  • lammy82
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    edited 19 November 2020 at 12:22PM
    For completeness, if you don't actually need to watch different channels at the same time, another option you have is to run an RF cable from the main box (RF out socket) to the TV in the spare room, tune it in and use a 'magic eye' device to allow you to change channel from there. So not using the spare sky box at all, but just being able to watch and control your main Sky box from another room (in SD quality).
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