Switching from Quad to Octo LNB

stayingsafe

Novice Member
I currently have Sky Multiroom HD, so had a dish with a quad LNB, 4 incoming cables feeding the two sky HD boxes.

I want to also have a feed from the dish to connect to FreeSat HD on one of my other TV's in the house.

After reading that its not possible to split one of the incoming Sky cables into two and using it for the Sky Feed 2 and FreesatHD simultaneously, I feel the only solution would be to install an Octo LNB in place of the Quad LNB and running another cable.

How difficult is it to do this myself? Will it require any specialist knowledge or is it a case of jus unscrewing the 4 cables connected to the Quad LNB, removing it, replacing it with an Octo and screwing the cables back in?

Will I need to adjust the angle of the Sky Dish or re-align it?

Also I notice when it rains heavily, I lose some or all of my Sky channels, so somewhere perhaps where the cables are connected to the current LNB, they are not watertight seals so suseptible to rain. Can I call sky out to fix this, and maybe then slip some cash to the installer to supply and install my OctoLNB?
 

swedish cook

Novice Member
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Also I notice when it rains heavily, I lose some or all of my Sky channels, so somewhere perhaps where the cables are connected to the current LNB, they are not watertight seals so suseptible to rain. Can I call sky out to fix this, and maybe then slip some cash to the installer to supply and install my OctoLNB?

Loosing signal in the rain is a sign of poor signal, or bad alignment, unlikely the rain is getting into the cabling - if it was then the problems would persist after the rain stops.

What size dish and where are you in the country, do you have a completely clear line from the dish to the horizon ?

If you're changing the LNB anyway (easy on a normal dish by the way, not tried a sky dish so won't comment directly, they have slightly different LNB mount I believe) how do you feel about a slightly larger (60-70cm) dish ?
 

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