Where to buy Sky+ box today without installation

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  1. Jules

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    I want to buy a 2nd Sky+ box and install it myself.
    But when I've asked in the big stores, they don't actually sell the box in store.

    I don't want any body nosying around my H/C and I'm more than capable of installing it myself. I even have a spare 30m drum of satelite coax cable waiting.

    Anyone know where I can get one from today.

    Also, my existing mirror subscription card is in an ordinary box, do you think I could just change the card over, or will I have to ask Sky for a new one?
     
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    If I were you I would install dish, cable and LNB and just order through Sky (if you can still get the £1 installation). Then, when the guy turns up he won't have anything to do. He'll be happy, you wont have a half trained gibbon drilling through your window frames and you should get Sky+ at £199.

    I did my own installation and bought a box off Ebay with cosmetic damage to the top for £130. I also bought a new minidish for £13 and a new quad LND (Cambridge) for £28 from Ebay. Luckily it all works a treat but it's a risky approach that you should be aware of before bidding.

    As for cards, when I changed my box from Sony 760 to ace SKY+ the same card worked OK although I did have to phone Sky to get them to authorise it. I still have my original card today.
     
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    I replaced my mirror subscription with a 2nd sky + box. I had it installed by Sky for £50.
    All I had to do regarding my card was call sky and tell them to match my existing sky card which was in the mirror box to my new Sky + box and within about an hour everything was up and running.
     
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    Thanks for the replies,

    My dish is already in place... all I need to do is run an extra cable from the quad LNB.
    I really wanted to have it in by the end of this weekend which is why I just want to pick up another box today.
     
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    Come to think of it I have definately seen a Sky+ box on sale in Comet. Maybe they don't do it without installation though.
     
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