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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 26-03-2017, 18:25 Thread Starter
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Given that Sky Q requires a different LNB does anyone know if it is possible to fit the relevant LNB to an Oyster 2 system ?

We have previously taken our Sky + box to France and Spain and it worked fine.

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Why change what you take to Spain if it works. Or if you need to, buy a used box off e-bay.

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Why change what you take to Spain if it works. Or if you need to, buy a used box off e-bay.
Thinking of upgrading at home as I am getting a good deal Cabby, it's a no brainer if a simple LNB change is all thats required.

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Sorry was thinking Box in error.I see your point.

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Hi Terry

Please could you pm me with the upgrade details you've been offered. I'm thinking of upgrading my sky contract to skyQ.
Also could you keep me updated on the LNB situation as I take my sky box in the van

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Update.........

Oyster have informed me that the Oyster Vision 2 auto skew system cannot have the required Sky Q wide band LNB fitted as it won't fit. They did however say that they were aware of the problem and are investigating a solution.

The did say the non auto skew system is compatible with the new LNB.

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We were thinking about getting a SkyQ box a few months ago.
After googling for SkyQ problems we decided against and bought a new Sky HD box on ebay instead.
Better the devil you know!
There are still problems with SkyQ. Check before making a final decision.

The Sky website will tell you all about the SkyQ box but nothing now about the HD box as obviously they want you to opt for the SkyQ.
Ring them for information regarding setting up the HD box and they are happy to give it.

Remember that the last thing they want you to do is to leave Sky so they will happily tell you all you want to know about setting up a new HD box and will provide a new card (£10 or £12) if you want to go for a separate feed for another room.
If you want the dish or the wiring etc altering use a local TV guy and he'll do what you want and not rush in and rush out like the Sky guys.

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Gillian,

We have now already upgraded to Sky Q at home and apart from a few glitches it's working well for us.

Previously had Sky+ HD and took that on our travels, will now just connect an old Freesat box in the MH until Oyster come up with a fix for the LNB issue.

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Confirmation message via Facebook from Oyster, have to say their follow up to my phone call is pretty impressive in terms of customer service, a rare commodity these days.

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Hi All.

I'm a recently returned member having just ordered a new Motorhome. I'm currently considering options to fit to it.

Since my last Motorhome, which I sold about 4 years ago, technology has evolved. I used to take my Sky HD box with me and using a Camos dome it worked fine. We've now upgraded to Sky Q at home and cannot take the Sky Q box because of LNB incompatibility and also our son would be left at home without Sky.

Therefore I'm considering using Sky Go. It should work on 4G and it will work on decent Wi-Fi. For this solution I could install an external 4G/Wi-Fi antenna and internal 4G/Wi-Fi router connected to it.

How about a dual Sat TV/Satellite Broadband dish? Oyster and Crystop manufacture them. Does anyone have experience of using Sky Go with an iPad/Tablet/Laptop and the aforementioned Sat dish solution?

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