Second hand Sky+ box

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  1. Tigerblade

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    If you set up a second hand sky+ box is it as easy as just ringing Sky and asking them to activate the extra features or do u have to do more to the dish for example? :confused:
     
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    Assuming that you are upgrading from a standard Sky digi-box, you will need to change the LNB to a twin LNB and run an extra length of cable from the extra output on the LNB, then contact Sky who will charge you an extra £10/month subscription unless you take one of the premium packages. You'll get an idea if you go to www.sky.com and look at their charges for upgrading to Sky+. :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah running standard full package with SKy so there'd be no extra charge. How much is the twin LMB and are they easy to fit?
     
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    You should be able to pick up a twin LNB for between £10-£20 on ebay, maybe cheaper if you're lucky, I got a quad LNB (which you will need if you go for multi-room) for £14.00. If you are careful removing the old LNB the new one should just slot on to the arm of the dish and you shouldn't have to re-align it (if you are VERY careful).
     
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    Nice one, cheers :D
     

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