i keep asking Virgin but they do not answer. I want to get the Free Virgin TV, ie just freeview channels through my cable. It seems to be a service they used to offer and still have pages on their website about it. I have also read of poepl kicking up enough fuss can get it. If i buy an old virgin box on ebay will that work?
You can't make a stolen ebay box work on the virgin network as they do not allow it, the M service is discontinued you may be able to get it if you call retentions and you have phone and broadband but thay may just refuse as M+ is now the lowest tier
If i buy an old virgin box on ebay will that work?
In one word, No.
If you buy a box from ebay you will have wasted your money as the box will not be activated and VM will refuse to reactivate it. Whoever is advertising a box for sale on ebay is also breaking the law as it isn't theirs to sell, you rent your box from VM hence why you never get charged when there's a problem with it. You MUST get a box through them.
As for getting just the Free TV, I will wish you good luck on that one as they stopped giving people that deal ages ago and as far as i'm aware only give new customers the M+ package (which you pay for, the M package is what you are on about).
i have ariel freeview, i just wanted to cut down on the number of cables going round the room. Also it may have been nice to have had pay to view movies. But if they dont want to offer it then thats that.
Freeview (DTT) is built into all new TV's. Older ones should have a DVB or Freeview mark on them. If not a set top box is required. Ideally this should be connected to a rooftop aerial, but in areas close to the transmitter, a set top aerial can be used.
Freeview is not available on Virgin cable.
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