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    What are these wires for?

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      Lightbulb What are these wires for?

      Hi all,

      I don't have a clue how sky works and need some help!

      I've recently moved in to a property which has had sky installed. I've plugged my sky+ box into the two black cables in the lounge and its working fine. I also have another single black wire that comes directly from the satellite dish into the bedroom upstairs. I would like sky on my tv in the bedroom but don't know what to do with this cable to achieve this... Not bothered about watching different channels but would like to be able to change channel from either room. Any suggestions?


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      Re: What are these wires for?

      Could you take some photos and post them please?

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      What are these wires for?-image.jpgDoes this help

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      Quote Originally Posted by Fasteddie436 View Post
      I've plugged my sky+ box into the two black cables in the lounge and its working fine. I also have another single black wire that comes directly from the satellite dish into the bedroom upstairs. I would like sky on my tv in the bedroom but don't know what to do with this cable to achieve this... Not bothered about watching different channels but would like to be able to change channel from either room. Any suggestions?
      If the plug on the end of the cable in your bedroom is the same as those on the two cables in the lounge then I expect the previous occupier had multiroom. Is there also a phone socket in the bedroom? If you wanted multiroom so that you can watch the same selection of channels that you get on your main Sky+ box then speak to the Sky moving homes team but it will cost an extra 10.25 per month. If that's two expensive then you could purchase a Freesat set top box, prices start from around 30 new though a used one may be cheaper.
      Last edited by seawright; 15-11-12 at 12:10 AM. Reason: corrected multiroom price

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      Thanks guys. Yes its the same as the cables that go into to sky box. Ok that makes sense now. Don't really want multiroom, rather than a free view box can I plug it into a tv with built in free view?

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      I didn't want to jump to any conclusions first, but yes your photo does appear to be of a feed from the LNB on the Satellite dish.

      As seawright has stated, it looks like the previous own did have a 2nd satellite box.

      The two cables in the corner puzzle me a little though as we can see the ends of both of them.

      If you have a feed to your main TV from the terrestrial aerial, do you have another lead which feeds to the bedroom? This would be for Freeview and should have a standard plug on the end. Something like in the picture below:



      If you don't have this cable in either room, then you will need to check to see if there is an aerial in your home or on the roof. Check the other properties nearby if you don't have an aerial, some areas don't have any signal.

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      Scubbie:
      I think the 2nd cable is a telephone line.
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      Don't really want multiroom, rather than a free view box can I plug it into a tv with built in free view?
      No it's a FREESAT set top box I was referring to not freeview.

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      Re: What are these wires for?

      I would like sky on my tv in the bedroom but don't know what to do with this cable to achieve this... Not bothered about watching different channels but would like to be able to change channel from either room. Any suggestions?
      To do this you would need to fit another cable from your Sky box to your bedroom and use a Magic eye to change the program, or use a wireless sender.
      How To Set up SKY Magic Eye

      The only thing you can use the existing cable for would be multi room or Freesat.

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