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V6 Box without broadband

Will the V6 box function even if I don't connect it to my broadband, as I only want to watch TV and record programmes?

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Re: V6 Box without broadband

It can and does work with a wireless connection. They just prefer it to be wired or powerline. 

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Yes you can although I doubt it'd make much difference. But it can't hurt. 

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Re: V6 Box without broadband

yes it will work without internet
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Sorry to contradict a fellow Superuser but that is not how I understand it to be.

If the V6 has no internet connectivity you won't get EPG/software updates and apps won't work. It will also eventually stop broadcast channels after a few days.

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That's not what they told me when I ordered it
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Hi Hansi
Why don't you want to connect it to your broadband. The V6 will not activate without a broadband connection.

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Because the box will be downstairs and the router is upstairs and anyway I was told that I didn't need an Internet connection unless I wanted to use streaming features which I don't. If it does need Internet connection when I ring VM tomorrow, I will cancel the installation.

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Unless I can connect wirelessly
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@Graham_A is the V6 different to the past boxes that had their own modem built in?
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@apcyberax
Yes it is different. The new V6 doesn't have its own modem, hence the need to be connected to the VM broadband hub. Also the current requirement is for a minimum speed of the Vivid 100 tier.

The previous box modems are limited to 10 Mbps
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That's convinced me. I'll stick with Tivo slow as it is and it doesn't need a broadband connection.
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