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    Sky + HD upgrade - what to do with the spare box

    This is a discussion on Sky + HD upgrade - what to do with the spare box within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi Thanks in advance for any advice given. I have just upgraded from Sky+ to Sky+ HD and this has ...

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      Sky + HD upgrade - what to do with the spare box

      Hi

      Thanks in advance for any advice given.

      I have just upgraded from Sky+ to Sky+ HD and this has left me with the old Sky+ box sitting doing nothing.
      I already have multi-room with a Sky+ box in the bedroom so the Quad lnb is all used up.

      Is there anything I can do to use the old Sky+ box as a "freeview" type of box in another room?


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      Re: Sky + HD upgrade - what to do with the spare box

      You can only use it for 'freesat' not freeview, so you would need to change your LNB if you wanted to use it.

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      Re: Sky + HD upgrade - what to do with the spare box

      Without a feed from a Satellite dish, there isn't a great deal that you can use the box for just now.

      As I see it you have a few options to choose from:

      * obtain an 8 port LNB for your dish (I believe they are around 30 on eBay or amazon) and fit some dual or single core cable
      * keep it in storage as a spare
      * sell it on eBay for some money
      * give it to a friend

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