Quick Answer: Why Does Sky Have 2 Cables?

Installing Sky+

A Standard Sky box just needs one cable feed from the satellite dish LNB, but Sky+ and Sky+HD need two feeds from dish to box.

Why is this?

Well, the Sky+ box has two tuners (to allow simultaneous viewing and recording of different channels) and therefore two feeds from the dish are required.

Can I split my Sky Cable for 2 TVs?

Most splitters split the signal into two or more weaker signals. A signal amplifier can be installed if the cable must be split for many rooms and TVs. A signal can be split as many times as desired as long as it stays strong enough and a receiver is used to decode each signal before being connected to a TV.

Does Sky q need two cables?

This isn’t the case with the Sky Q box as it needs two satellite cables connected to a wideband LNB. This is because the two signals are not identical like with Sky+ and Freesat+. But like I already said it is possible to Sky Q on one cable with no loss of services using dSCR technology.

Do I need to change LNB for Sky Q?

When upgrading to Sky Q it will be necessary to replace your exising LNB for a Wideband or Sky Q compatible LNB. When you have an existing Sky dish and upgrade to Sky Q you will need to replace the LNB. The LNBs come with a clamp that will fit the new Mk 4 dishes that have now been standard for a few years.

Can I use Sky Cable for Freeview?

Yes you can, a working satellite dish will be able to receive Freeview via Satellite when used in conjunction with an approved Freeview Satellite Digital Receiver or Recorder. Note that the LNB (Low Noise Blocker, which is round or oval and sits in front of your dish) may need to be replaced / adjusted.