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    TV options in temporary rental house?

    This is a discussion on TV options in temporary rental house? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Long story short, we need to move out of our house due to major structural problems - an insurance job ...

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      TV options in temporary rental house?

      Long story short, we need to move out of our house due to major structural problems - an insurance job luckily. Currently on a rolling 30-days as we knew this was coming. We have Sky Q and watch a lot of football and Formula One so are keen to have Sky in our temporary rental. It has no Sky dish or Virgin cable and current tenant uses BT for broadband, TV and phone which would be no good for the sport we watch. Our first job is to ask the owner if they are happy for us to get a Sky dish put up which would simplify things as we could get on to the Moving team to sort things out. If not, then Virgin's a no-go too as there would need to be drilling.

      Now TV is a good option but we can't record Sky which means 6a.m. starts for some of the Formula One races! While searching for possible solutions I have come across the option of a dish on a tripod in the garden which is used by caravanners apparently. Sounds a bit bizarre but does anyone have any experience of this please?

      Any other suggestions welcome.


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      Re: TV options in temporary rental house?

      I haven't used one but it should be fine. If you buy the full kit (tripod, dish, LNB and securing spikes) ensure that you get the correct (full band) LNB as the standard LNB as used with Freesat and earlier Sky boxes is not suitable for SkyQ. A satellite locator would be useful for initial setup and also to re-acquire the satellite if the dish should get knocked or moved due to bad weather. An alternative is a dish mount that is designed for flat roofs though there is no reason why it couldn't be used on a patio or hard standing. It has a square base designed to hold four paving slabs. It should be more stable than a tripod the disadvantage is the cost (at least double that of a tripod).

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      Re: TV options in temporary rental house?

      Thank you, seawright, I was thinking it all sounded quite an odd idea but maybe not. As it happens we do have a flat roof available so there's potential there. Do you think that Sky would have any issues with it? It will be a lot easier if the owner agrees to putting up a dish though!

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      Re: TV options in temporary rental house?

      Sky wouldn't have any objection to you using a tripod mount but it is not something that a Sky engineer would provide.
      Sky's engineers will only provide standard wall mounts or T&K mounts though there shouldn't be any objection to fitting a dish on a suitable spigot providing that it is secure and there are no access problems.

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      Re: TV options in temporary rental house?

      Thanks, I'll wait and see what the house owner thinks about a Sky dish being attached and then get on to Sky.

     

     

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