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Topic # 87879 9-Aug-2011 14:41
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Hey people.
I do not have sky but have a dish on the house with a connection ready to use.
Had a few of lads over on the weekend, and thought we'd watch the rugby, so a mate bought his sky digital decoder, plugged it in and nothing.
It seemed as though the dish was not picking up a signal. 
Does the dish need to be unlocked or something???

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Reply # 503905 9-Aug-2011 14:57
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You need to get a unlock code from sky for the dish

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  Reply # 503906 9-Aug-2011 14:57
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Hi, no there is no lock, but there are two different LNB LO frequencies and you need to adjust the decoder to match what you have.

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  Reply # 503907 9-Aug-2011 14:58
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There are two different types of LNB's (the bit with the cable going into it, mounted on the end of the arm pointing out in front of the dish). If you have a different one than your mate, your sky decoder box will not work on your dish.

You can make it work, but you'll need to go into the SKY decoder menu and select/enter the values for the other type of LNB.

This might not be what's happening with your situation, but it's probably the most likely.

Other reasons fall into the following categories:

Your LNB is stuffed
Your dish is not aligned correctly
Your cable has a fault
There is a splitter on your line and it's stuffed
The connections on the end of your cable are stuffed.

That sort of thing.

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  Reply # 503912 9-Aug-2011 15:02
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You need to get a unlock code from sky for the dish


Ahhhhhh, so like a PUK you now need to SUK

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  Reply # 503916 9-Aug-2011 15:12
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They main point of this as well was that I was gonna get my brother to do MultiRoom and i was gonna take the other Decoder, but if my dish aint working, there's no point in doing it?!

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  Reply # 503920 9-Aug-2011 15:29
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FleXturE: They main point of this as well was that I was gonna get my brother to do MultiRoom and i was gonna take the other Decoder, but if my dish aint working, there's no point in doing it?!


I don't fully understand your intentions here and depending on what you mean by 'take the other decoder' , you do realise it does, and always will, belong to Sky, don't you?

Edit: regardless of the status of your dish, you'll need to get (pay for) your own Sky subscription.  When you sign up they'll send a tech out to get it installed and I'm sure he'll fix the dish if it's busted.




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  Reply # 503922 9-Aug-2011 15:34
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floydbloke:
FleXturE: They main point of this as well was that I was gonna get my brother to do MultiRoom and i was gonna take the other Decoder, but if my dish aint working, there's no point in doing it?!


I don't fully understand your intentions here and depending on what you mean by 'take the other decoder' , you do realise it does, and always will, belong to Sky, don't you?


I know Sky owns the Decoder. A friend of mine has done this, where his parents have MySky, they got multi room and gave him the other decoder to use at his place and half the Sky bill. See where i'm going with this???

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  Reply # 503923 9-Aug-2011 15:38
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FleXturE:
floydbloke:
FleXturE: They main point of this as well was that I was gonna get my brother to do MultiRoom and i was gonna take the other Decoder, but if my dish aint working, there's no point in doing it?!


I don't fully understand your intentions here and depending on what you mean by 'take the other decoder' , you do realise it does, and always will, belong to Sky, don't you?


I know Sky owns the Decoder. A friend of mine has done this, where his parents have MySky, they got multi room and gave him the other decoder to use at his place and half the Sky bill. See where i'm going with this???


I do nowSmile.  Not 100% sure if that's legit though, but I'm not the Sky police.




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  Reply # 503926 9-Aug-2011 15:41
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Sweet, that's why i'm wondering if i'm gonna have to get sky to unlock the dish or something??

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  Reply # 503928 9-Aug-2011 15:43
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No, there is no lock, its either broken (possible but not common) or more likely its got a different LO frequency to the other dish, so its just a matter of making the change in the setup menu, either 11300 or 10750

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  Reply # 503933 9-Aug-2011 15:55
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Like said before it will be LNB settings,

We do this when we go to our batch in Kinloch over the summer, Just take our Decoder with us & the technician who came installed the dish at our Bach told us the service menu code & LNB settings we need to change.

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