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    Your flat's now ready for Sky

    This is a discussion on Your flat's now ready for Sky within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I received a letter from Sky today informing me that my flat is now "ready for Sky". Enclosed was a ...

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      Your flat's now ready for Sky

      I received a letter from Sky today informing me that my flat is now "ready for Sky". Enclosed was a glossy leaflet which stated that "our Specialist Installation Team has already made your block ready for Sky...."
      I was delighted to hear this, having wanted Sky TV for ages, so I phoned Sky and was put through to their local installer.
      I had assumed that the letter meant that a communual dish had been installed, but I'm slightly worried following my conversation. As far as I can tell, they haven't actually done anything to my block so far except perhaps install a dish for one of my neighbours, which may possibly be in breach of their lease. Rather than install a communual dish their installation plan simply consists of putting an ordinary Sky dish up to serve my flat. A further cause for worry is that my flat is on the northwest corner of the block and on the ground floor, so any dish will need to go on the wall of a neighbouring flat. I don't want to find myself in dispute with my neighbours because I've let Sky drill holes in their outside walls to put a dish up.
      Has anyone found themselves in a similar situation, or had a recent installation in response to this leaflet? I've contacted my managing agent to ask whether either Sky or the installer have received permission from them to instal dishes on the block. I haven't had a response yet.


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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      If you have a communal system you will have to contact the people running it which will not be Sky themselves.

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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      They may be referring to an "FSD" system which is a Free Shared Dish system, put by, or on behalf of Sky, which will require a minimum of 4 new subscribers for it to be installed. Look for a larger than normal dish with some cabling to a grey or cream coloured wall mounted cabinet. If you can see this (on the south/south east side of block) then it's a simple install requiring 2 cables from the cabinet to your flat.

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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      I had one of these silly flyers from Sky a while ago. "Your flat is ready for Sky etc etc". Actually, the whole block ( 8 flats ) is already fully wired up with Virgin, and I'm the only renegade holding out with Sky ( with my own dish . I think Sky have these 'moments' when somebody dreams up the idea of firing off flyers to subscribers with obvious 'flat/apartment number' addresses on their database.

      Their flyer has almost certainly already been recycled into toilet paper at my local dump, a purpose for which it should have been used in the first place.
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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      Their flyer has almost certainly already been recycled into toilet paper at my local dump, a purpose for which it should have been used in the first place.
      I don't think you would have liked it, the shiny paper would have slid around a bit and made more mess than it cleaned.

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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

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      I don't think you would have liked it, the shiny paper would have slid around a bit and made more mess than it cleaned.
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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      Had a look round the back of the block when I got home last night and was surprised to see that about five individual dishes have appeared since last time I looked. It seems that once a certain number of people in a block get dishes put up (and no-one complains) then Sky bung out these flyers. Still no response from the managing agent so it'll be interesting to see whether there's any fallout from this. Not sure what'll happen if they say "no, you can't have a dish" when clearly a quarter of my neighbours already have.

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      Re: Your flat's now ready for Sky

      How many stories high is the building? I would be concerned with putting a dish on a neighbour's side wall. The roof seems a better option as long as there is something there to stick the dish to (chimney in my case).

      But then again if it's more then two stories high Sky installers wont be able to do it.

     

     

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