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2nd TV in garden office

Hi, I currently have a virgin media TiVo box & WiFi. It’s looking like I’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future, so I’ve gone for the garden office option. I’ve run an external cat 6 cable from the router to the office & added a Netgear access point & the quality is superb both for pc on cable & also WiFi.

however, I have an old smart tv that I was looking to put out there too, but I’m a bit uncertain how it would work with virgin. The Virgin Media site seems to suggest that I just need to buy a 2nd TiVo for multi room use along with a different subscription, but I’ve read elsewhere that I’d need to run another coaxial cable from the router to the office. Could someone let me know which is correct please?

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To be able to use a 2nd TV with your subscription you will need the multi room subscription and for the connection VM will have to run a coaxial connection to the room as well this is required and can only be done by a VM engineer.

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Hi, thank you. Maybe I’m being thick but the VM page didn’t seem to mention that part. Not going to rule it out though as it can run alongside the other cables. 

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@brt1919 wrote:

Hi, thank you. Maybe I’m being thick but the VM page didn’t seem to mention that part. Not going to rule it out though as it can run alongside the other cables. 


Virgin TV is not IP based, so the TV boxes work in the same way as ones connected to a rooftop aerial or satellite dish. Virgin use specialised coax which keeps interference out of their network, so they will need to install this. The insertion of a splitter & the additional cable will also require access to the street cabinet to increase your incoming signal or your services will seriously degrade.

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Thank you both for answering. The existing coaxial cable isn’t an ideal length anyway & on top of that, it looks like when they installed it for the previous owners it was bolted next to a BT box meaning we couldn’t easily tidy that up, so it might be the perfect opportunity to sort it all out. Thank you 

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hi

couldn't you just use a 2nd laptop or another monitor and use the online app via the wifi?

be better and save a lot of problems?

 

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Hi, thanks for replying. ideally I’d like to try & use the TV Go app either in a tablet or screen mirrored but that doesn’t work for me as I’ve not been able to log into the app for a few months now.  I’ve raised a call previously about it & understand it’s a bug that’s waiting to be fixed.

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