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Building a house will move my present 2 tivo boxes and require a 3rd    I want to wire up the house what coaxual cable do I use and where can I buy it

 

              cheers Steve

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Short answer is you cant. The cable is specifically made for Virgin. You may be able to persuade VM to drop off the length of cable you need.

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Isn’t there a more difficult issue here, given this is a new build?

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You can build in the same way as developers do. The incoming cable goes to a comms cupboard with 13A power sockets that houses the internal termination box, hub, splitter, router (optional) and network switch. From the cupboard you run Ethernet cabling to each room that needs it and coaxial cabling for the TV boxes. You can put in draw ropes for the coaxial cables for the VM tech when he comes round to do the installation, he'll thank you for this.

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.... but is this new build on any Virgin Media installation plan?

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Yes, VM has a developer build guide which developers should follow.

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Yes, but does this developer/builder have an agreement to supply the development with a cable service?

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Absolutely, it's no different compared with other utility suppliers. After all, you don't see Openreach digging up roads and pavements of newly-built developments to install their cabinets and ducting.

The developer and VM collaborate on the development and some work, e.g. the ducting, concrete work and footway chambers, must be done with the approval of the VM Delivery Engineer. In my estate I dare say that I'm the only resident who has noticed the tobys flush-mounted to exterior walls and level with the ground, a sure sign the Barratt Homes had a cable company on board (it was Telewest) during the build in 1999 and 2000.

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Re: cable tv

its a single build on the side of my house    so will go with duct and draw rope    plus  cat cable

                   thanks for the advice never thought of ducting

                                  cheers Steve