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Question about Sky+ Installation

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by stevie-c, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. stevie-c

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    When I originally had sky installed i didn't like the way the cable was just run through a hole in the wall. I therefore decided to install a wall socket which looked far neater and worked a treat. I am now having sky+ installed next week and obviously i will need an additional cable. Maplin sell a double socket which i am probably going to buy. My question is, if i install the double socket (it is a simple swap for the single one) will the Sky+ engineer connect the cable up to the socket or do they have to provide an unbroken run to the Sky+ box?
     
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    Stevie

    The least amounts of joints have the better as it can effect signal quality
     
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    I couldn't get a brass satellite wallplate with 2 sockets, so bought a blank one, and two F connector 'barrels' (male to male). Drill two holes, bolt them in, and then you can connect with f connectors, rather than stciking the wire under a screw terminal (not good for signal) Sky chap was happy to connect to this..
     
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    You might be able to persuade the engineer to connect the cables to a wall box if you treat him nicely :)
     
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    This is a great way to do it,i use this method.
    Use the deepest back box you can to avoid kinking the cables.
     

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