Second hand Sky+ box

Tigerblade

Distinguished Member
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:
 

rasb0

Active Member
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:
 

Tigerblade

Distinguished Member
rasb0 said:
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:

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?
 

rasb0

Active Member
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).
 

Tigerblade

Distinguished Member
rasb0 said:
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).

Nice one, cheers :D
 

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