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#268210 5-Mar-2020 12:15
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I am about to move into a new home that was built in 1997 and has a very large Sat dish typical of that era.  The vendors have been there for around 7 years and never have been Sky subscribers but use the disk for Freeview.


I am assuming that I can simply plug in the MYSKY decoder and it should work, but is it worth paying to get a Sky tech in first?



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  #2433091 5-Mar-2020 12:20
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Sky and Freeview are on the same bird, so it should simply be a plug and play scenario, The only thing you will need to check is the LNB frequency....

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  #2433141 5-Mar-2020 13:22
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Plug in and see if works first.


If it needs frequency change can do yourself with decoder settings, and if that doesn't work then get a tech out.


If it doesn't work straight off Sky can probably guide you through the frequency change on phone, (they did that with me on a failing LNB, got just over another year out of it), or someone can tell you here.


See if it works out of the box first.


Edit: It's currently working with freeview, shouldn't be any worries, as mentioned same satellite, just LNB frequency to check if doesn't work.

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