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Virgin media - tivo box removal?

ethonkent
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I've just renegotiated my virgin media, and part of it was to 'lose' the tivo box and phone line (which is grand, broadband is the main usage by far).

I was wondering though, do they genuinely lift the tivo boxes? I mind back in the day, they used to leave the NTL boxes and people used them just as a Freeview box, and I was kinda hoping to do the same. It's a couple of years old, but not ancient.

Anyone any experience with that? Please/thanks.

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newapollo
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Hi ethonkent 

The box will be deactivated so you won't be able to use it. 

The older Tivo boxes should be recycled.

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@ethonkent wrote:

I've just renegotiated my virgin media, and part of it was to 'lose' the tivo box and phone line (which is grand, broadband is the main usage by far).

I was wondering though, do they genuinely lift the tivo boxes? I mind back in the day, they used to leave the NTL boxes and people used them just as a Freeview box, and I was kinda hoping to do the same. It's a couple of years old, but not ancient.

Anyone any experience with that? Please/thanks.


All channels are encrypted, so when your subscription stops, so does your ability to view the channels along with the box being deactivated. NTL used to provide Freeview boxes to people in off-net (non cabled) areas. Cabled areas had the free channels on what was called the "player" package. This was removed sometime ago.

VM 350BB 2xV6 & Landline. Freeview/Freesat HD, ASDA/Tesco PAYG Mobile. Cable customer since 1993

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