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INTERNAL WIRING

hello , I am just in the process of gutting a property including a full re wire i want to bury all of the tv cables to several rooms also the computer station and router etc are in a different area to the main  tv and box I need some help with a wiring system at present I have selected a place for the VM to enter the house and I have four coax cables now in that same area but i just dont know if what i am doing is right any help would be appreciated

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Depends what you want to achieve.

Your virgin media technician MAY hook up to high quality coax if you pre-install it but the policy is they don't. Its not the same as distributing a standard RF signal, say from an aerial. The spec of the coax is totally different.

Personally if I were doing a rewire on a shell, I would be running CAT6 cabling thoughout as you can put pretty much any signal through it. Problem is knowing how many runs and to where. Ideally you want AT LEAST 2 runs per room back to a central point.

If you are certain you want to install Virgin Multiroom with several TiVo's, your best bet would be to run ducting  the technicians can easily run the coax through.

 


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What you have to remember is that VM use specialised, triple screened coax. Coax used for Freeview & Satellite is not up to the job, as it has to be immune to ingress from broadcast TV & DAB radio, whose frequency spectrum VM re-uses for its own services. Quite a few people in this situation have installed pull wires so that VM installers can pull their own cables through the necessary ducts.

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Depends what you want to achieve.

Your virgin media technician MAY hook up to high quality coax if you pre-install it but the policy is they don't. Its not the same as distributing a standard RF signal, say from an aerial. The spec of the coax is totally different.

Personally if I were doing a rewire on a shell, I would be running CAT6 cabling thoughout as you can put pretty much any signal through it. Problem is knowing how many runs and to where. Ideally you want AT LEAST 2 runs per room back to a central point.

If you are certain you want to install Virgin Multiroom with several TiVo's, your best bet would be to run ducting  the technicians can easily run the coax through.

 


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What you have to remember is that VM use specialised, triple screened coax. Coax used for Freeview & Satellite is not up to the job, as it has to be immune to ingress from broadcast TV & DAB radio, whose frequency spectrum VM re-uses for its own services. Quite a few people in this situation have installed pull wires so that VM installers can pull their own cables through the necessary ducts.

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Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile


 

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