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    Get a dish on a stand or pay a lot for private installer?

    This is a discussion on Get a dish on a stand or pay a lot for private installer? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I am moving to a 1st floor flat with a veranda, no Sky dish at the moment but Sky rejected ...

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      Get a dish on a stand or pay a lot for private installer?

      I am moving to a 1st floor flat with a veranda, no Sky dish at the moment but Sky rejected my order claiming I have an old account with a lot of money owed, I think this is due to my identity being stolen a few years ago.

      Anyway I can do one of a few things, I can remove old Sky dish from outside and bring it to new place(minus the cable) and just pay a private company to attach it to wall and find the signal(I have never drilled holes in walls before!) and to put cabling in which is only going to be about 10 meters worth.

      Or I can buy a dish on a stand and just align it up to get a signal and just drill a tiny hole in window for the cable to go inside.

      The person coming to do it is better but may cost a huge amount.


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      Re: Get a dish on a stand or pay a lot for private installer?

      If you have never set up a dish before then I would suggest getting a private contractor in to do the work.

      What you will otherwise need is a suitable ladder, long and wide enough masonry drill bit and a suitable ladder, with someone to supervise for safety. You'll also need the kit to help you to align the dish to the Astra group of satellites and some idea as to the correct alignment details.

      New dishes with quad LNBs aren't too expensive (Amazon shows them to be around 24-30).

      Check a site such as 'Check a trade' for possible contractors. They should be able to provide you a quite before the work is done.

      I'd expect you to pay under 100 for the labour. However rates will vary and the cheapest might not be the best.

      As for Sky's records, remember the Data Protection Act? If you want to check your suspicions then you can get them to send you a copy of all the electronic records which they have on you. Sky may wish to charge you the set fee which I believe is still 10. I would also consider checking with Experian or Equifax, although I don't think that Sky use them. Once you have a copy of what Sky has on you, you can then look in to how to clear your name.

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