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How many Sky+ boxes can you have?...

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Rob20, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Rob20

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    ...in one household? Just I was interested in having one 2 sky+ boxes rather than just one sky+ box and one ordinary box. What's the max number of boxes possible. Combinations of etc...
     
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    Two Sky+ boxes with a quad output LNB... No additional charge from Sky for a second Sky+...
     
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    There's no limit, for instance, Elton John has eight and Ozzy Osbourne has sixteen, throughout the house. :cool:
     
  4. Rob20

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    Firstly, how. secondly, why would you need 16 Sky+ boxes??
     
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    I'm pretty sure there is a limit to the number of subscriptions a single person/household can have at any one time, probably a security measure to prevent agents from selling them on overseas.

    For the likes of Elton and Ozzy the rules don't apply:)
     
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    How is easy, instead of a Quad LNB you use a Quatro LNB and a switching device which can feed as many digiboxes as you need with the required H/V & high/low band frequencies.
    I guess someone would need that amount because the UK is far behind the US in terms of having a central multimedia server feeding multipule slave units via cable or wireless:)
     
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    iirc the maximum is 4, I am sure that is what a sky CS told me when I got my second sky+.

    Actually as that was from sky cs it could be anything
     
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    Is there any way of using the 2 tuners to watch 2 seperate channels in different rooms on 2 seperate tv's? or can you only watch the same channel on both tvs?
     
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    Nope, SKY+ can only send a single video stream across all it's outputs at anyone time.
    The hardware wasn't designed with two independent video stages which is a shame, hopefully any future revision will have this feature which is used on a few twin tuner DTT boxes. Of course SKY make money from selling second subscriptions but it would certainly make a good marketing tool in the years to come as DTT becomes an ever more viable alternative for digital telly and VOD matures on cable.
     

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