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    sky+ & freeview

    This is a discussion on sky+ & freeview within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; is it possible to have sky+ in one room and freeview in other would it be easy to set up...

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      sky+ & freeview

      is it possible to have sky+ in one room
      and freeview in other
      would it be easy to set up


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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Not sure if this really answers what you are asking, but I have two Sky+ boxes, one of which no longer has a subscription so it just shows all the free channels. That gives me the option of re-subscribing if I start to make more use of that box.

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Assuming you mean Freesat from Sky then all you need is a second Sky box and an additional feed to it from your dish's LNB, if you have Sky + at the moment then you'll have a quad LNB, so will have 2 extra outputs, if not you will need to buy one.


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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      some freesat channels require a viewing card subscription free

      not sure if sky issues these or not but should be easyenough to find out

      Gordon

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Yes it's easy. You have your Sky+ Digibox connected to the LNB on your dish and your Freeview receiver connected to an aerial above your roof. Voila! Sky+ and Freeview.

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Can you receive HD films on pay for view, on a sky + box.

      Or do I have to upgrade.

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Quote Originally Posted by welshpool View Post
      Can you receive HD films on pay for view, on a sky + box.

      Or do I have to upgrade.
      No and yes you need an Sky HD box.


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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Sorry to hijack the thread but I wanted to do the same thing in that I have Sky+ and a spare Sky digibox (no viewing card) and wanted Freesat in another room.

      With regards to the LNB how difficult is it to run and additional cable from the dish?? Would it require a degree in electrical engineering or could an IT bod like myself find it fairly strat forward?

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Fit 'F' connector to cable"
      How to fit F Connectors to coaxial cable

      Screw cable to quad-output LNB with suitable weatherproofing:
      Fitting rubber boots to LNB cables

      Drill hole through wall. Feed cable through. Hammer cable clip every 40cm to secure it.
      Fit 'F' connector. Connect to Digibox.

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      Re: sky+ & freeview

      Thanks again Sam.

      Can I ask, I'm looking to wire up the other TV but was going to be really lazy and pop to B&Q to get the coax but they seem to only have PF100. I have noticed you recommend WF100 in a lot of posts and just wondered if I should get my lazy behind to a real cable supplier and get some WF100?

     

     

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