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sky+ wall socket

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Alex-22, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Alex-22

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    Hi

    my parents have finally relented to getting sky+ but I have a question. From what i've read here sky put a hole through the wall and then run the cable straight from the dish to the box. My parents would really prefer to have a socket on the wall. Whilst I know that breaking the signal is a bad idea, its this or nothing really, so what particular socket do I need for sky+ which I believe needs two connections.

    A local company have quoted about £60 to put a hole in the wall and install a face plate before sky come to fit the dish, which seems reasonable, I assume the sky installer will then simply connect the cable from outside to the back of the socket. Will they provide a cable from the socket to the box, or will I need to buy this, and if so what sort of cable am I looking for?

    Many thanks for any help

    Alex
     
  2. Bluevanman

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    The installer may or may not connect to the wall socket for you. It depends on who turns up. He is under no obligation to do it.
     
  3. Parklife

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    £60 to put a scoket on the wall.....bit pricey if you ask me. All you need to do is get a socket with 2 f-connectors on adn fix into wall. Obviously the ideal route is to not break the signal at any point.

    How about just fixing a face plate with 2 holes in it to the wall and pass the cable straight through this?
     
  4. Nick_UK

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    The £60 probably includes a "call out fee" or travel charge. Sky co-ax is a little unwieldy, so I can understand why they want the box. I'm having multi-room installed very soon, and I'm going to get the installer to leave a couple of metres of cable inside the room, then I'll fit a box at my leisure. The boxes only cost a few quid, and don't need too many special skills to fit.
     
  5. vex

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    I would go down to B&Q and get a surface mount back box and F type face plate and then offer the sky installer an extra £20 or so cash to do the install using it.

    I'm sure he would be ammenable for a few additional beer tokens.
     
  6. jont

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    Can you not just pass the co-ax through the hole in the faceplate and then screw/grabs like nails the faceplate to the wall ... gives the same effect but without breaking the coax run ??

    That's what I did for neatness ...

    Jon
     

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