I have just moved house and noticed there was a VM cable box outside. I therefore arranged to have VM installed. After the guy left there seemed to be an awful lot of black and white cabling. Is this normal? It looks a mess. I'm sure I didn't have all this before....
The black cabling is normally all outside, from the point where the Virgin Media cable reaches your house/building, around the outside of the building to wherever they have drilled through to the inside - sometimes this looks like two cables run together - one is for the TV/Broadband, the other is for the phone.
The installs I have seen normally have one for the phone service, a box similar to a BT phone socket, and either one or two 'coax' termination points, again, these are neatly presented in a box on the wall. One is for TV, the other for Broadband. Some installs have only had one 'coax' termination point and then a 'Y' cable attached to that, the bottom of the 'Y' connects to the wall, the two upper connections to the TV and the Broadband/Superhub.
There is the connection coming in from the street - goes in on the single site of the cream coloured connector block, the then the two connections going to the SuperHub (Broadband) and to the Tivo (TV) box. There is also a wired 'Ethernet' connection directly between the SuperHub and the Tivo box.
Personally, I would just coil them all neatly together into a single coil of cable about 6-8 inches across - (Not the black power cables or the white power cable from your 4 way extension block), if you have some cable ties or velcro you can wrap around and make it look neat. Make sure you make a smooth coil of cable, don't kink any of them.
To really help tidy it up, you could put them all into a small drawstring bag? The other alternative, depending on how hot your radiator gets would be to place the coil of cable vertically behind the bottom of the radiator?
There is enough coaxial cable length to move the V6 and the cabling away from the radiator. But where does the cable enter the property? If it's behind the radiator then access to the socket is blocked and ideally you'd want the socket moved (if indeed there is a socket) - post a photo of what's behind the radiator.
If you are worried something may come undone and you won't know where it goes, take plenty of photos before you start and also put some labels on the cables/where they plug in? If you have sticky labels, great, if not, just write on some paper and then wrap it tightly around the cable and then wrap around with sellotape - you will also ways know what goes where.