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House refurbish

Hi, I am an existing customer and am reburbishing a house prior to moving in and will be using Virgin TV and broadband services at the new property.

I would like to lay in the necessary wiring to allow TV connection to multiple boxes/rooms from a single house access point.  Could you please specify the necessary co-ax wiring specs

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you should leave the cabling to the virgin installation engineer rather than doing it yourself.
by all mean install ducting etc for the cables to be run, but leave the actual cabling to them.
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yes, that's what I had heard elsewhere, but I don't understand why - it is only a bit of co-ax so why the need for an installer / specialist - it ain't rocket science?  Still, will probably stick to the ducting only concept - though it's actually more work than just running the cable!

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it's not "just a bit of co-ax" though.
chances are even if you did put your own cabling in, the viring installer would see it's not up to spec and just install their own anyway, so you'd just be wasting your time.
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.... which is why my original query asked for the cable spec......... but thanks anyway - I'll buy some ducting!

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you can't easily buy the spec of cable that is used, plenty ebay/amazon listing will claim it is, but it generally isn't.

while you're at it though, run ethernet cable at the same time for networking. you'll regret it if you don't.
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It is not just a bit of coax, it's an M&S VM bit of coax Smiley Wink

As @chenks says VM will not use any pre existing cabling that was not installed by them, so ducting and pull strings are the only option.

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My setup: V6 TV box, Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Hub 3 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.

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@SCA1972 wrote:

It is not just a bit of coax, it's an M&S VM bit of coax Smiley Wink

As @chenks says VM will not use any pre existing cabling that was not installed by them, so ducting and pull strings are the only option.

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My setup: V6 TV box, Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Hub 3 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.


not totally true theres a post somewhere from jb66 that says they will use existing coax - i think it came with some provisions but it was certainly stated

not sure if he will see this but lets try @jb66 

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@Doodle65 wrote:

yes, that's what I had heard elsewhere, but I don't understand why - it is only a bit of co-ax so why the need for an installer / specialist - it ain't rocket science?  Still, will probably stick to the ducting only concept - though it's actually more work than just running the cable!


As said it is not just a bit of coax, it is rg59/6 Tri-shielded coax to prevent noise ingress.

Incorrect spec of cable, loose connectors or poor fitting can allow noise ingress into the local circuit which can degrade not only your connection but every other connection on the local circuit as well, 500 homes would be a very conservative estimate.