• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Sky+ installation



Hi there,
I am interested in purchasing a Sky + digibox and I have found some much cheaper than from Sky direct, but I am concerned about installation. Obviously, if I order from Sky they will install it for me but they want to charge £60 for it. If it is just a matter of unplugging the old digibox and plugging the new one in, I don't want to pay £60 for that! Has anyone done the installation themselves? Is it straightforward or should I spend the £60?


Prominent Member
What price are Sky going to charge you for the box AND installation. You might find after some toing and froing you can get a Sky+ install (incl box) for around £85, if not less. Surely this will be cheaper than buying the box yourself, buying a quad lnb and cabling and performing the install yourself.


Established Member
It's not too difficult, especially if you already have a dish in place.

You need to replace the LNB with a twin or quad LNB (coz Sky + needs to feeds) and an extra length of coax from the additional connector on the LNB to the extra input on the Sky + digibox. However you will need to contact Sky for them to setup the Sky + functionality and this may include extra subs, depending on your current package.

The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom