Communal dish - how to sky to fix if not a subscriber

digitaldr

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A couple of days ago the signal went on my satellite fta box - I'm in an apartment and it's a communal dish. Problem seems to just be in my apartment - I suspect the fibre optic cable got nicked under the leg of the couch - needs expensive specialist equipment to repair. The management company said Sky would sort it even though I'm not a subscriber. I was doubtful and Sky technical support confirmed my suspicions. Anyway I asked the very helpful sky lady could I subscribe, get a new sky install and then just cancel during the cooling off period. She said no problem and put me onto the sales department. I made sure to ask for a Sky HD box as the Q takes a non-standard feed. Once I cancel within 14 days of install I will get a refund on the install and equipment and will just be liable for the service which will only be a couple of euro as will cancel within 24 hours.

Do I feel guilty? No - I paid sky enough over the years before moving to freesat (with BBC iplayer) and saorview, Netflix etc.
 

noproblem

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Just wondering why you're posting this here at all, "seemingly" it's also your first post and maybe your ?;)
 

Leo

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Not really clear what your question is here.

Note that feeds from satellite dishes are electrical, and not light based, so they do not use fibre optic cables, but cheap, easy to repair coaxial.
 

Blackrock1

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Not really clear what your question is here.

Note that feeds from satellite dishes are electrical, and not light based, so they do not use fibre optic cables, but cheap, easy to repair coaxial.
not technically correct for communal dishes, in our estate (new build) there is one communal dish with a fibre optic feed to each house, there is then a converter at the house to covert the fibre optic signal to coax.
 
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Leo

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Ah, that's interesting, thanks for that.

I'd have thought it'd be good practice to terminate the fibre at or before the wall plate though, and not have a fibre optic cable running unprotected along an apartment floor, but that might well be the case.
 
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