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    getting a 2nd sky box connected to the dish.

    This is a discussion on getting a 2nd sky box connected to the dish. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; hey people, after trying once to get free view and sky working side by side, which i had no luck. ...

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      getting a 2nd sky box connected to the dish.

      hey people, after trying once to get free view and sky working side by side, which i had no luck. im now wondering about another direction, we have a spare sky box that isnt being used at the moment, and im just wondering what is involved in getting it connected to what it needs to be and how easy it is to do, also do you need a card to get the other box to work, as i dont want to have to pay out for another subscription to get it to work.

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      Re: getting a 2nd sky box connected to the dish.

      The spare Sky box will need a feed (or two if a Sky+ / HD box) from the LNB on the dish. Depending on what LNB you currently have you may need to change it for one that would have the correct amount of feeds.


      (1 feed for normal box / 2 feeds for Sky+ or HD)

      So you would need to find out how many feeds you need.

      If you have a dual LNB, this would be for 2 feeds.

      If you have a quad LNB this would be for 4 feeds.

      Obviously some cable would be needed and also some F connectors to connect either end.

      As for the card, you could buy a card from Sky for 20 (one off) this would give you the standard non subscription channels. Or 10 per month for multiroom, which would enable you to get all the channels that you currently subscribe to on the second box.
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