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    Setting up sky+ in a new flat

    This is a discussion on Setting up sky+ in a new flat within the Sky / Sky+ / Sky+ HD forums, part of the Joining or leaving Sky category; Heya, I have just moved into a new flat and have been told by the letting agent that there is ...

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      Setting up sky+ in a new flat

      Heya, I have just moved into a new flat and have been told by the letting agent that there is a communal dish. However there the ariel faceplate is not suitable for sky. I have been back and forth between letting agent, factor, developer and building owner and no one is talking responsibility for helping us set this up!

      Can someone please help me to find out if there is a communal dish at my flat and if so how to change the ariel faceplate?! Alan


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      Re: Setting up sky+ in a new flat

      What type of faceplate is fitted? Are you sure it's not a communal terrestrial antenna for Freeview rather than a satellite system?

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      Re: Setting up sky+ in a new flat

      It would normally be obvious if it was Satellite ready, have you had a look around for a larger than normal dish?

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      Re: Setting up sky+ in a new flat

      However there the ariel faceplate is not suitable for sky
      Probably a push in type rather than screwed as used by satellite. I am not sure if just replacing the screw type plug with a push type would work, but it is probably worth a try. Replacement plates can be got at any B&Q store if that is the problem. However you will need two connections for Sky+, although there are ways around this which work up to a point.

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      Re: Setting up sky+ in a new flat

      It may be a rental IF system. Knock on a few doors and see what everyone else is doing/paying. There may be a note/flyer on the notice board in the communal entrance, if not, put one there asking what others do to find out!

     

     

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