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Do aI need sockets or cables for a 2nd box ?

I rent so cannot put any new sockets into the house.

We have one Virgin cable in front room but I want a second box in my bedroom. 

With sky I just plugged my sky box into a regular plug, can I do the same with Virgin or will I need sockets etc ?

thanks in advance  

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Re: Do aI need sockets or cables for a 2nd box ?

Virgin needs a feed unlike sky so if there is no feed there it would likely need drilling and tacking of cable

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Re: Do aI need sockets or cables for a 2nd box ?


@pattypickle wrote:

I rent so cannot put any new sockets into the house.

We have one Virgin cable in front room but I want a second box in my bedroom. 

With sky I just plugged my sky box into a regular plug, can I do the same with Virgin or will I need sockets etc ?

thanks in advance  


Virgin TV boxes require two connections. Coax to feed the cable tuner in the box directly, & either Ethernet or WiFi for OnDemand/EPG updates etc. Unless there is an internal route that can be used, there is no option but for a second wall outlet from outside.

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Re: Do aI need sockets or cables for a 2nd box ?

The landlord has obviously allowed a cable to be drilled through the external wall, so why not ask if another hole can be drilled through an internal wall or ceiling for another cable.

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