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Sky+ Installation Query

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Madgpol, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Madgpol

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    Want to order Sky+ but before I do please can someone answer the following questions. Sorry if they are basic but I'm no expert at these things.

    1. Can they use the existing cables already in place for Sky.ie Just replace the old box with Sky+ box.
    I don't want them to have to put extra cable in having gone to the trouble of having the existing cables hidden.

    2. Will the Sky Eye still work in the Bedroom and will we be able to watch a different channel in Bedroom whilst recording something else on Sky+

    Thanks in advance for any feedback. Great forum keep up the good work.

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  2. itcosthowmuch

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    Madgpol. they will use the existing cable and also run a second feed (after installing a quad lnb on your existing dish). You should be able to watch one channel in the bedroom whilst recording another. Don't worry just get it, you won't look back!

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    Sky Installers are told to use the existing cable wherever possible. Obviously you'll need two runs of double-shielded satellite cable.

    If you don't already have one, they'll fit a quad-output LNB to your minidish. This tends to bend the dish arm downwards, putting the LNB off focus, so make sure they adjust the dish carefully, otherwise you could have problems with some channels - usually those on 2D like ITV, BBC, Fashion TV etc.

    Your SkyLink remote extender should still work but the SKY+ boxes are a bit fussy about cable length.

    Turn the "RF Output 2" ON in the secret Installer Menu after connecting the cable from the upstairs TV. If the LED on the SkyLink lights but the SKY+ remote upstairs doesn't work the SKY+ box downstairs, you might need to extend the cable a metre or two.

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  4. gbmitie

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    and of course your existing sky remote will not operate the sky + box so u may need a second one of these for the bedroom.


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  5. Madgpol

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    Many thanks for the responses. I decided to order Sky+ online and they are coming on Monday. Can't wait seems a wicked piece of kit.

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    Hi, yes he will have to run a second cable from the dish as a standard sky+ install. However there is a piece of kit he may be carrying called a stacker de-stacker. This enables both signals to come down the same cable. This is not a standard piece of kit and be prepared to pay extra for it, which could be almost anything. If you decide to use this piece of kit make sure you get the installers details, if it becomes faulty he will have to replace it as sky will have nothing to with it as it is not their equipment.
    Now all your other questions have been anwered, but I will ad one more piece of information. Your old remote control WILL control your sky+. Just follow the instructions bellow.
    On your old remote.
    PRESS T.V
    HOLD DOWN THE BLUE BUTTON AND SELECT SIMULTANOEUSLY
    UNTIL THE L.E.D. BLINKS TWICE.
    PRESS SELECT AGAIN.
    Now it will control your sky+ through your tv link from rf 2 out/

    Mario:hiya:
     

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