My picture is distorting badly on all hd channels. I tried to call yesterday to resolve this, and to upgrade an old box I have and to ask why my internet keeps dropping out! I called a few times to get only an automated service, or wait for what seemed like an eternity and the the call was ended. I am currently paying over £100 p/m and the last few weeks my service has been shocking! Not what I expect esp when you cannot contact anyone to resolve issues. I tried all the obvious remedies, reset box, undo cables and place them back and to be fair that’s made the pixel issue worse. When I reset the router that takes about 20 mins before reconnection to internet is resumed. And the old box I have now doesnt support any channels other than 4 or 5 basic ones.
1: Pixellation is nearly always the result of a problem with your signal - either a faulty box, tuner or problem with your cabling. If a single reboot doesn't resolve it, then VM need to investigate and (almost certainly) check your cabling and/or box. That can (in most cases) only be done by a box-swapout or an engineer appointment. Anything else is just kicking the problem further down the road.
Your internet dropping out may be further evidence of that, but I'm not familiar enough with that side to comment. The broadband forum here may be able to help further.
2: Your old box only has 1-5 channels - it has been decomissioned, and you need to now arrange for that to be swapped for (most likely) a V6 box as you already have VM broadband.
I recommend you call VM C/S on 150/0345 4541111, they're the quickest way to get these issues sorted now, but more resets are not going to solve this one!
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That’s the number I called and spend many hours trying to get connected to a person to resolve the internet and upgrade box! To no avail. that’s half my problem I pay a large amount to virgin monthly and can’t even get to talk to a person!