Question Sky Q, Freesat and hybrid LNBs

Markee

Well-known Member
Firstly, apologies if this has been asked / answered before, I did do a search but didn’t get an answer.

We currently have two Sky HD boxes at home along with a Freesat box. They all currently come off the same dish / LNB.

We are due to have Sky Q installed later this month, and I understand they fit an LNB that doesn’t work with Freesat.

When I asked the Sky rep about this, he said we would have to discuss with the install engineer when he comes out.

I understand we need a hybrid LNB, is it likely he will have one with him and how much?

We will likely replace the Freesat box with a Q Mini in time, but not right now as it doesn’t get used very often.

Thanks in advance.
 

TJT1

Member
You could try contacting the installer ahead of time to explain your situation to make sure that he has one on board.
 

Markee

Well-known Member
Just an update on this.

Sky weren’t very helpful in saying speak to the engineer on the day and he *may* have a hybrid LNB with him.

Just to save issues later, I bought one from Amazon.

The Sky engineer was brilliant and said they always carry hybrid LNBs with them, and specifically made a point of saying tell all your friends not to buy them as we always have them with us.

Just putting the word out in case anyone is in the same position.
 

TJT1

Member

logiciel

Moderator
The fitter - not engineer - was right of course that they all have them.
 

logiciel

Moderator
Of course they can, but it's still stupid.
 

winston2010

Well-known Member
It's not lying though - in the UK, no specialist qualifications are required to be able to use that title.

That may be so, but does not alter the fact that an engineer is someone with a professional qualification. The fact that in the UK lies are not prohibited does not alter the fact that it is a lie.
 

rs101

Active Member
That may be so, but does not alter the fact that an engineer is someone with a professional qualification. The fact that in the UK lies are not prohibited does not alter the fact that it is a lie.

Not according to any British dictionary.
 

winston2010

Well-known Member
From the Oxford dictionary, engineer n. person skilled in engineering; one in charge of machines and engines, v.t. contrive; bring about.

From Wikipedia, The word engineer (Latin ingeniator[3]) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to create, generate, contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").[4][5] The foundational qualifications of an engineer typically include a four-year bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or in some jurisdictions, a master's degree in an engineering discipline plus four to six years of peer-reviewed professional practice (culminating in a project report or thesis) and passage of engineering board examinations.

None of these descriptions apply to sky installers.
 

TJT1

Member
Isn't it about time that we pedants should stop banging on endlessly about job titles and just let the Sky installers get on with their installation jobs?
 

Venomx999

Active Member
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If Sky call them engineers, then i'll call them engineers lol
 

logiciel

Moderator
Enough already!
Let Sky be their usual eccentric selves.
 

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