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    relocating sky+box

    This is a discussion on relocating sky+box within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi everybody(first post so i am nervous) I want to relocate my sky+ box to the other side of our ...

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      relocating sky+box

      Hi everybody(first post so i am nervous)
      I want to relocate my sky+ box to the other side of our front room(about 7 metres)and rang sky who told me it would cost 65 to send an engineer out.thought that was a bit steep so i rang a few local companies and got roughly the same price.
      So my question is could i do this myself as it seems it is only joining the cable.It's probably not that easy as 1,would i lose signal strength2,Where do i buy the cable and 3 if i muck it up i will have to call sky in anyway!

      cheers


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      Re: relocating sky+box

      Quote Originally Posted by dogsbreath22 View Post
      Hi everybody(first post so i am nervous)
      I want to relocate my sky+ box to the other side of our front room(about 7 metres)and rang sky who told me it would cost 65 to send an engineer out.thought that was a bit steep so i rang a few local companies and got roughly the same price.
      So my question is could i do this myself as it seems it is only joining the cable.It's probably not that easy as 1,would i lose signal strength2,Where do i buy the cable and 3 if i muck it up i will have to call sky in anyway!

      cheers
      If all you are wanting to do is put the box in another place without changing anything else, then it would be a simple changing the cable for longer ones you can get the cable from somewhere like maplin. It will not affect the signal and you can not muck it up, simple replace cable with longer ones.

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      Re: relocating sky+box

      You are going to neet 2 x cables 7m long, 4 x f plugs and 2 x inline barrel f connectors.

      It is a simple enough job. You may also need to extend the TV aerial. this will require another cable the same length and 2 x coax plugs and 1 x inline coax barrel connector.

      f plugs:- Philex Coaxial F Plug Pack of 10 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

      f barrel connectors:- Labgear F Plug to F Plugs Pack of 10 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

      Coax Plugs:- Philex Coaxial Plug Pack of 10 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

      Inline coax connector:- Labgear Plastic Coax Couplers Pack of 10 - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

      Cable:- High Quality Coaxial Cable RG6 25m - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

      This is more than enough to do the job and will leave enough spares for the furure. All for around 20.

      It should only take 20-30 minutes or so. Just make certain that you unplug the satellite receiver before you undo the connectors on the back.

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      Re: relocating sky+box

      homebase also sell satellite cable extention packs with cable and f connectors and barrell connectors pre-made up just need attaching at around 15 to 20 pounds
      not sure if they do twin packs for sky+

     

     

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