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    This is a discussion on Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I have been thinking about upgrading my sky package to include Sky Sports so I can watch the football now ...

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      Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      I have been thinking about upgrading my sky package to include Sky Sports so I can watch the football now it's back on.

      I have 6 mixes and full movie channel. Free Phone and 16mb Broadband (47) I have a few questions on this so if anyone can answer these questions please.

      How much will it cost me on top of my current package to include Sky Sports so I can watch the football?

      If I was to have multiroom can I use a Sky+ box and a Standard Box at the same time? (Sky+ box in main room, Standard Box in bedroom)

      If answer to yes above can I install it myself? If no how much will installation cost me?

      Will I have to pay for multiroom?

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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      How much will it cost me on top of my current package to include Sky Sports so I can watch the football?
      Here's all the current pricing for you.

      SkyUser - September 2008 Pricing

      If I have understood you properly, it will cost 47 for the 6 mix and Sports / Movies.

      If I was to have multiroom can I use a Sky+ box and a Standard Box at the same time? (Sky+ box in main room, Standard Box in bedroom)
      Yes. You would need to subscribe to Multiroom at 10 per month per extra box.
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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      At the moment it's costing 47 for 6 mixes and movies, phone and broadband

      I want sports channels added and multiroom

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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      Sky World Package (Movies, Sports and Mixes) - 47
      Sky Max Broadband - 10
      Sky Multiroom for one STB - 10

      Therefore 67 per month, plus the cost of a box and install (one off)
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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      Can I use my spare standard box?

      How much is installation?

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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      If you use your old box, it would cost you the price of the cable to the new location, provided you have a quad LNB, which I would assume you do as you have Sky+ (this needs two feeds from the LNB and one to the standard) and a couple of F connectors, if you are confident to do it yourself.

      If you ring Sky, they will charge 65 or maybe cheaper if you can negotiate it. A local installer may do it for about 30 or more.

      You would have to ring Sky anyway to get the second card for multiroom. You could possibly get the HD offer, if you read the other thread. This is usually 75 for the box, 30 for the installation.

      Note: You would have to subscribe to HD for 10 per month with this offer, if you can get it.

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-h...-existing.html

      This could be used just like a Sky+ box if you don't have a HD TV.
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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      I am not really fussed about HD just want to be able to watch programs in another room if my g/f is in the living room, I noticed that when I had sky+ installed from a standard box he changed the connector on the dish from a 1 connector to a 2 connector, will that have to be changed or will a splitter do it?

      Sorry for allt he questions I am looking to save money

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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      The LNB - the bit on the dish would need 3 outputs, afaik you can only get a 4 not a three, therefore if the installer only fitted a two way one, you would need the 4 way one instead.

      You maybe better getting Sky to do it all for you, and try and negotiate a discount with you taking Multiroom.
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      Forgot to mention, if you get Sky to do it, they would change the two way LNB to a four way in the price.
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      Re: Sky+ Channel upgrade and Multiroom

      thank you

     

     

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