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TV in different room to router and cable point?

So, the cable comes into our living room, its fine where it is as far as the router is concerned - however, our TV is down the other end of the room, and the cable is nowhere near long enough. I phoned Virgin and spoke to someone in the Philippines who clearly didn't understand what I was asking. They put me through to the new installation team, which I figured at least makes little sense, but they then put me through to the faults team because she couldn't get her head around what I was telling her. Frustrating!!

Anyway, rant over. The reason I am here is that I know I can't be the first guy in this kinda situation. What do I do? Have another point installed for the TV? (Idea of the cost?). Can I find an 'extension' cable? (I did a little research, but it looks like the info I found was out of date?)

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What is your situation?

Are you an existing broadband customer adding TV via a QuickStart installation?

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Existing phone/broadband/tv customer, moved property, upgraded package.
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QuickStart or manned instal?

If manned, the engineer will lay cable to where you need your devices.

If QuickStart, I suggest you change to manned install.

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Quick start (already installed), but I told them at the time I would need an engineer to deal with the TV. They said I could arrange it post set up.
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You were badly informed.

You should have been advised to do a manned install.

You will need to phone to arrange a manned install. The charge for this is now £99 as a non-fault call-out. It would have cost less at initial install. Not sure what - maybe zero, £20 or max £40.

You will need to be clear that you don't want to pay any more than you should have, given the wrong advice previously given.

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Thanks, Ernie, who do I contact regarding this?

Whenever I phone I get through to either India or the Philippines, and more often than not there is a language barrier that results in them not fully understanding what I am trying to get addressed. Is there a way to do this by email?

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Go through the UK based Retentions department (150 Option 1, 4, 5). Their prime purpose is to stop people leaving, but they can do far more than that.

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