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Connecting tv aerial

Hi. 

I need to connect a tv aerial cable to the virgin faceplate on my wall.  The 3c-2v coaxial cable connects to the port on my tv, but does not connect to the tv port on the faceplate. Both cable ends are the same. Does anyone know which cable i need? (It connects to the fm/dab port, but i do not pick up any channels through this)

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VM does not use the TV aerial socket. The F connector on the VM wall box connects to a V6 or TiVo box and this in turn connects to your TV via an HDMI cable. You can just connect an external aerial to you TV as normal, but it does not use any of the VM infrastructure. 


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There are no free services on Virgin, so even if you did connect you would not receive anything. You must rent one of their set top boxes to use their service.

If you need advice about Freeview aerials (which is what you need) please let us know.

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Thanks, the freeview info would be much appreciated

 

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@Gooner95 wrote:

Thanks, the freeview info would be much appreciated

 


What exactly you need will depend on how good the Freeview signal is in your area. A good guide is to take a look outside at neighbours aerials. If these include many that are fairly small you may get away with a set top aerial. You can readily get these from Amazon/Argos etc. Beware of the large amplified ones that claim they do wonders. An amplifier is no good if the signal it is picking up is sub standard. If neighbours aerials are on the bigger side then you have no option but to join them. Do a search for local aerial contractors & ask for quotes. The installers that are CAI & CAI+ certified are the best. You are looking at around £80 - £100 for a standard installation. In really poor signal areas the size of aerial, lashing kit & possible amplifiers will significantly increase this.

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Hi

Do you know which wire i would connect to the virgin faceplate to get freeview? - we’ve got a communal aerial so it’s fed into each flat’s wall socket

 

thanks again

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No sockets on a standard VM faceplate, they are F type connectors, provide Freeview. It would be a totally separate normal TV plug type socket.


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@Gooner95 wrote:

Hi

Do you know which wire i would connect to the virgin faceplate to get freeview? - we’ve got a communal aerial so it’s fed into each flat’s wall socket

 

thanks again




It would be worth checking with the management company/warden or even a neighbour to find out exactly what type the distributed TV system in the flats is.   The faceplate may just be a standard tv aerial socket from the communal aerial and not a Virgin Media cable installation.

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