In order to be Sky Q ready, a block of flats with a Sky communal TV system will need a simple system upgrade to the communal TV system. Sky will arrange a free survey and providing there are no additional costs involved then the upgrade will be free, subject to survey.
A Sky Q ready upgrade is an enhancement to the existing communal system where a DSCR (Digital Single Cable Router - switch containing Sky Q –Ready technology) switch is fitted at the head end (Location of switches and other equipment) allowing anyone that wants Sky Q to be connected. This new switch will work with either Sky Q or Sky+ customers.
Since August, Sky has been proactively upgrading blocks with the new hardware to make them Sky Q ready. At launch next year, if an MDU customer purchases Sky Q in a block that has not been upgraded, Sky will then reactively upgrade the block. If a resident currently has a mini-dish, Sky can replace a part on the dish, so that the resident is able to have Sky Q.