One contractor came round today and he was suppose to install Sky Multiroom into a second room in the house and MySky into the lounge. He said he would be round anytime between 12-4pm today. 4 hours? Really?
When he finally turned up at 4.30pm. We showed him our current configuration and what room we wanted the second decoder in. We then told him how we would like him to install it. Put the splitter in the roof and then run the cable down the wall cavity and out a wall socket (which would use less cable and surely must be easier as the next paragraph shows...). He replied with "no I only do external and then in the wall (Great nice and ugly).
He then took a look outside as to where the satellite dish is (at the back of the house out of sight on the roof). He then said "there was no way he would be getting up there as it will be slippery as sh!t" as it had been raining during the day. At that point I just felt like saying give me the equipment and I'll do it myself.
We discussed how he was going to install it and I said just throw the cable up outside the house and then put it in the air vents in one of the bricks and then up through the floor and then when you have gone I'll take it out and do it the way I want it.
Since he wasn't willing to get up on the little bit of roof (which I doubt is slippery as the house is 20+ years old and all the weathering is gone off the old tiles) he offered to reschedule for another date when it wasn't raining. We didn't arrange a date and just left it "open" because I am now going to have to go out and buy the cable I need to create the congifuration I would like (all internal) and then he will come back place the splitter on the back of the satellite and plug in the cable I run, then give me my new MySky box and card and put the old decoder in the second room.
While we were doing that I asked if he could do just the MySky decoder now but he said "No it's a deal so I have to do both at the same time or none at all".
What an experience and I also took time off work (5 hours) to wait for him to show up.