We are interested in Virgin Multi Room and realise there are CATV cabling implications. We do not want another hole in our wall and another cable crimped to a wall so we are trying to see if we can re-use what we have in place already.
We have Virgin TV in our living Room. In a separate room where the children hang out we have FreeView. The children are interested in a number of channels that are on VM but not FV and so we are considering Multi Room.
At the moment our "in house" CATV cable is distributed from a Loft Box (that is in our cabling cabinet under the stairs). Both VM and FV come into the LoftBx. What I would like to achieve is VM Multi Room by simply splitting on our internal cable
I am wondering whether we can simply connect a splitter to the VM feed and patch the existing cable that runs to the Freeview Box to the splitter and then add a second Tivo box. Any reason why that won't work and any things to consider like amplification / cable termination etc ?
Under no circumstances mix Freeview signals with Virgin's in the same cable. Virgin's cabling is specifically designed to prevent ingress from the frequencies used by Freeview, as Virgin re-use these same frequencies for different channels. These signals would leak back to the local cabinet, & interfere with all your neighbours services as well as your own. You risk your services being suspended, & a huge bill to boot. Any alteration to Virgin's network coax should only be done by Virgin themselves.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile
Thanks.....maybe I was unclear....the existing FV service will be disconnected and is largely a "red herring"....what I am trying to work out is whether we can split the Virgin Service in house or if we must ask Virgin to take care of the split ?