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Sky Q and Z Gemma 2

Discussion in 'Satellite Installation' started by lukedarwin, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. lukedarwin

    lukedarwin Member

    my zgemma 2 box isn't working with my recent installation of sky q. I have read they're not compatible and need an adapter. However a friend also has sky q and his is working

    Do I need to change settings on my box potentially?

    Failing that what's the best/cheapest option to fit a second Satelitte dish. I've looked on gum tree etc to no avail.

    Thanks
     
  2. linesman66

    linesman66 Forum Supporter

    You need a hybrid l.n.b which is compatible with both boxes buy them on e bay
     
  3. lukedarwin

    lukedarwin Member

    Thanks. Yeah I read that. How come some sky q dishes work and some don't?

    I'm a bit of a nub. Is the lnb actually connected to the sky dish so will be a new set of wires?
     
  4. linesman66

    linesman66 Forum Supporter

    No its at the end off the dish fits into legacy clip which holds it in place
     
  5. lukedarwin

    lukedarwin Member

    And what about wires? Will I need new cables and things? How does that work?
     
  6. linesman66

    linesman66 Forum Supporter

    No same cable will do just change l.n.b
     
  7. thaiad24

    thaiad24 Member

    Ivel just ordered a hybrid lnb. Hiw do i know where to plug tbe wires in? There are 6 potential places for the 2 wires?
     
  8. Lons

    Lons Member

    I'm interested as well as I have a Q installation planned for 24th March
     
  9. 0to60tv

    0to60tv Member

    Ask the engineer to install a hybrid LNB and you'll be good to go
     
  10. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Some engineers are getting funny about this now saying they have to report every hybrid LNB install to there office, happend to a mate of mine.
     
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  11. thaiad24

    thaiad24 Member

    My hybrid arrived and i installed it today

    No probs, watching zgemma again now. Hybrid cost £22 on ebay
     
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  12. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    For £22 I wouldn't rock the boat with the engineer, buy one an fit it once they have gone.
     
  13. mortmaru

    mortmaru TK Veteran

    They can get funny all they want if you state to them you have freesat around the house that is enough doesn't matter if they report it you are doing nothing wrong all it's about is cost hybrids cost more to produce and if the installer is in a hurry which most are they do not always do full checks so if you have freesat issue it is for them to correct that.
     
  14. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    I totally agree with you.
    They had my mates wife over with regards to this. The engineer said he's going to report them for using a illegal receiver even though it wasnt connected to the internet nor did he switch it on to check it.
    My mates wife said do what you have to get gone.
    This has left him buying a hybrid LNB himself.
    The attitude of the engineer will back fire for the satellite company in question as he's changing over to cable after the current deal expires.

    So make note of this to the spy's in the camp ;-)
     
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  15. mortmaru

    mortmaru TK Veteran


    These receivers are not illegal but if left out in sight a lot of installers will report ones that are known even if it is being used for just freesat. (they used to give you perks for reporting)

    You report or refuse to accept the install is complete if this happens it is up to the customer what they want so he should get on to sky stating the installer refused the proper install and now he is left without freesat in other rooms.

    Attitude has always been like this because those guys are treated like s**t and do not get paid well so they pass it on also you do get some that think they know all/untouchable.
     
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