Sky+ installation question

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  1. southpaw

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    Hi

    When Sky+ is installed what is changed?

    Is it just the LNB and the Sky Digi Box?

    Are the same cables used? And how long does it usually take?
     
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    Depends what LNB you have in the first place.

    usually
    Change the LNB for a quad
    Run a 2nd cable to compliment your original
    Connect original cable & new cable to Sky+ box.
    Phone call to Sky to get Sky+ activated (no need for a new card)

    Depends on individual cases (cable routing etc) but they can do the physical stuff in about 1/2 hour. May take Sky a bit longer to send the update through dish to digibox (upto 24hrs).
     
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    Is the 2nd cable for recording other channels while viewing?
     
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    Yes

    The Sky+ digibox has two tuners.
     
  5. southpaw

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    Does it involve more drilling or will both cables go through the same hole?
     
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    Depends how big the hole is in the first place.
    Just used slightly bigger drill bit on mine & went through the now expanded original hole with both cables.
     
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    Thanks for your help.

    Just wanted to check as I'm having problems with my current box (see Sky Interactive problems thread) and think i need to upgrade to Sky+ now.

    Thanks again, very helpful.
     
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    i will be getting sky + and a couple of extra boxes in the next couple of weeks, :clap:
    what would be the best way to set up my main system,using cables
    scarts,S-Video,optical, etc
    set-up
    SKY+,plasma 42",dvd recorder,vhs,AV receiver 5.1 surround and speakers,
    at the mo i am using gold scarts for my rear projection(40" tosh) with NTL
    now iam going for a plasma should i use better cable :suicide:
     
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    Most definatley going by what the pro's say in the Plasma section and what i have done, My sky+ goes via a JS VGA/RGB converter, Dvd via conponent cable to make use of the progressive scan DVD, and then i have a scart going to quintro for Xbox and various other kit. Sky+ box is connected via optical to my DVD surround sound system and Quintro via phono cables, cables are Van Damme reds for component and VGA scarts are gold techlink i think.
    Quattro
     

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