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Is it OK to connect an old Tivo box after upgrading to a V6?

My sister was finally upgraded to a V6 box. She wasn't allowed to keep the old Tivo box. Today at a car boot sale someone was giving away an old Tivo box. I am wondering if it is OK to connect it in my sisters bedroom, or will she get into trouble for trying?

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Re: Is it OK to connect an old Tivo box after upgrading to a V6?

It simply won’t work.

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you will need to have an active subscription you can not just buy a box. they will not work

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Re: Is it OK to connect an old Tivo box after upgrading to a V6?

She has a sub. Or do you mean a sub for a second box?

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you must have a subscription for each box. you need a multiroom subscription and the box must be supplied by VM.
As the boxes always belong to VM technically the person selling ti doesn't own it so it's stolen

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Re: Is it OK to connect an old Tivo box after upgrading to a V6?

I think I read somewhere on this forum that some people were allowed to keep their tivo boxes when they were first upgrading to the new V6 boxes when they came out. 

But if it belongs to Virgin I'm happy to give them their property back.

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Re: Is it OK to connect an old Tivo box after upgrading to a V6?

‘Allowed to keep’ equates to allowed to dispose of.

A TiVo which is not active and paid for on an account can’t work.

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