We recently had virgin media installed with two tv boxes. We had existing cabling in a new build (to living room) but we wanted the second box to be in the family room where no cables (apart from tv aerial)
installation day they asked to use aerial sockets as a solution and I said yes, but I didn’t realise at this cost. We now have a quite unsightly setup in the bedroom (pic attached) which is on full show, and I wanted to see everyone’s opinions as I can’t believe this is normal and can’t possibly be put somewhere else. We actually have a utility cupboard with lots of power right behind where virgin enters the property.
Ariel sockets as a solution to what? Both V6's must have a co-ax cable connection to the VM network to receive "cable" TV.
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
So, as you're in a new build I would say that's the power supply for an FTTP install.
Those installs are converted to coax at the property, and the converter needs power to work.
EDIT: the current New Build handbook does suggest there are non-FTTP HFC install versions of these too. Not quite sure what they do though, but you do get splitters and other distribution kit for HFC that need power.
Hi Stagedrivery thanks for posting and welcome to our community.
I am sorry to hear you're unhappy with the location of your power socket. We can look into sending out a technician to relocate this. There would be a fee of £25.00 to do so. But you would then be able to discuss the alternatives with the attending technician.