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Old 31-07-2016, 09:18   #1
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Using Virgin cable for Broadband, Virgin TV and Freeview?

Hello all,

Sorry if this is a question that has been answered previously.

So. I Have reduced my Virgin package down to one box, along with 100mb broadband (and telephone). I previously had 3 boxes, and the virgin wiring is still in for them. I would like to have the other two televisions in the house, plus one new one, running Freeview HD (the televisions come with this). So one Tivo subscription, 3 Freeview HD, and broadband.

My question is can I use the existing virgin supplied cable by tapping into it (some sort of T piece?) with a cable from my rooftop aerial? Would this allow the 3 'signals' - freeview from aerial; broadband; and Virgin television, to travel around the house and be converted at the television, modem, Tivo respectively?

Thanks for any help!

Ben
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Re: Using Virgin cable for Broadband, Virgin TV and Freeview?

Absolutley no. Never, never mess with VM's network cabling unless you want to end up with a huge bill from VM for causing faults on the network.

Virgin re-uses the same frequency bands as Freeview & DAB radio to distribute TV & Broadband. The cable VM use is specifically designed to keep these signals out of VM's system, as if they were to ingress, not only will it fowl up your own VM services, it would track back to the cabinet & affect everyone else on the street.

You will have to bite the bullet & install a totally separate aerial system for Freeview.
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