Fitted spare box, FreeSAT/multiroom question

gers1978

Active Member
I fitted my spare box into my spare room myself - I ran a cable from the spare port on my LNB, and it all works fine. I'm going to buy a FreeSAT card from Sky to give me extra channels.

But I was wondering would it be possible to pay Sky another £10 a month and get them to turn it into another multiroon card? Or would that incur more charges?
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
If you already have SKY in the house (not freesat) and pay a subscription then you need not bother getting a freesat card just ask for multi-room and they should send you a card for the second box and charge you £10 / month.
 

gers1978

Active Member
Job done - they're sending me another card for multi-room, extra £10 a month, here in 3-5 days.

Only 2 snags - 1) because it's multi-room, I now need to have the box connected to the phone line or else I'll get charged, which means running a pain-in-the-arse phone cable to another room and 2) since the old box I'm using used to be my main downstairs box before I got HD, I'm sure it'll be tied to my old viewing card number and I'll get a nasty error message on premium channels when I insert my new card into it. I'm sure a call to Sky will fix this.
 
Job done - they're sending me another card for multi-room, extra £10 a month, here in 3-5 days.

Only 2 snags - 1) because it's multi-room, I now need to have the box connected to the phone line or else I'll get charged, which means running a pain-in-the-arse phone cable to another room and 2) since the old box I'm using used to be my main downstairs box before I got HD, I'm sure it'll be tied to my old viewing card number and I'll get a nasty error message on premium channels when I insert my new card into it. I'm sure a call to Sky will fix this.

The new card will need activating by calling Sky with box and card serial number, the full instructions will be in the letter accompanying the card. It can speed things up if you have already fitted the phone line and performed a new installation on the box before ringing them.
 
"Services" "System setup" "0" "1" "Select" takes you to the hidden installer setup menu.
 

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