Recommend an installer for a loft box please

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  1. Epoman

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    Can anyone recommend an installer close to Croydon, Surrey who can install a loftbox for me? There are a few bods in the local Yellow Pages who fit Sky but no mention of loft boxes.
     
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    I did mine myself.

    Are the cables already there run to the location the loftbox is going and you just need to connect them up? If so it is pretty simple.

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    Hi mate, trouble is I don't know how to! I'm happy running the cabling as I've got my walls open at the moment but other than that I don't have the faintest!

    I did post a thread here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431271 but I need more of a step by step idiot guide!

    It would make life easier for me if the loft box sat with my av gear in the main room, but not sure if it needs to be closer to the sky ariel :confused:
     
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    Ok, heres what to do, so you can do it yourself. Based on our recommendations to installers.

    Always use CT100 (Sky Approved cable should have a printed CAI number on them)

    7 x Coax's from the aerial point to the loft box location.
    (4x Sky, TV, FM and DAB)

    3 or 4 Coax's from Loftbox to the main viewing point (if that is were you want your sky box) 1x Living room output (carrying TV, Sky, FM and Dab but the Loftbox does this for you) 1x Return, 1x Sky+ and 1x Spare.

    2 Coax's from the loftbox to each of the additional room locations, one carrying UHF the other spare or for Sky multiroom.

    Hope that allows you to wire it yourself.

    Chris
     
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    Cheers mate.

    Can you reccomend a loft box so I can try to work out how it all connects together.

    thanks
     

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