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Dropping TV

Noddy question but just to check - if I drop the TV package and move to just broadband from another provider - do I have to return the set top box?

 

We really don't get much use out of the TV package other than to record some shows and access Netflix so I'm wondering if it's worth the money I'm paying, or if I should just move to a straight broadband package with Virgin.

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Re: Dropping TV

Virgin require V6 boxes and Hub3 and 4 routers back, anything older tends to be left for the customer to recycle

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Re: Dropping TV

Hi alibabakes5,

The V6 box needs a Virgin broadband connection.

As far as I'm aware the older Tivo boxes do not require a Virgin broadband connection.

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Re: Dropping TV


@newapollo wrote:

Hi alibabakes5,

The V6 box needs a Virgin broadband connection.

As far as I'm aware the older Tivo boxes do not require a Virgin broadband connection.


Indeed correct @newapollo - must admit I'm not entirely clear whether @alibabakes5 wants to drop TV or keep it on a lower package.

Either way it's a very good point. If they drop Virgin broadband and have a V6, then they will need to have the V6 replaced by a TiVo which has a dedicated internal internet connction. There would also possibly be bundle discounts that could potentially be lost - dropping TV to the basic Mixit could potentially be the best option depending on circumstances.

It also needs a call to C/S to discuss their specific account and package.

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Re: Dropping TV

What sort of TV do you watch? If your requirements can be met by, say, Freeview plus a device from Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Youview, then there is no need to keep the VM subscription.

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