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Using V6 via wifi only

Hi

Is there any way to use the V6 box WITHOUT the coax cable, as I am trying to avoid having to embed the coax cable in the wall since I have recently wallmounted the TV. I do have a second V6 box in the bedroom perhaps this could be used to give both V6 boxes the signal or could I solely use wifi

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Dave

 

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No, repeat no. Each V6 required a coax cable connection. It's called cable TV for a reason!


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Re: Using V6 via wifi only

Ok thanks you - where could i buy the right additional coax cable WITH connectors ?

Dave

 

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@Faodavid wrote:

Ok thanks you - where could i buy the right additional coax cable WITH connectors ?

Dave

 


You can't. Its specialised cable designed to keep unwanted interference out of VMs network. DIY work is also against VMs T&Cs for this very reason.

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Thanks again, therefore should I book a virgin technician to come out to lengthen the existing coax?

 

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Yep!

As its a non fault callout it will cost £99 for extending the cable & signal level adjustment in the street cabinet.

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If you don't want to use coax cable then you can simply not use what it depends on - cable TV. There are channels you can get over the internet instead which would work over WiFi. I don't know if Virgin allows you to play any of their stations over the internet, but there are providers that do. 

Alternatively, you can do as suggested above and get an engineer to install a longer coax, but you'll have to hide it yourself, unless you can install appropriate pull-cords. 

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Cannot you just hide the V6 away and connect it to the TV with a long HDMI cable? /


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