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I live in a terraced house with two reception rooms. Currently we have a Tivo box in the front room and one upstairs. I want to move the front room box into the back room but keep the option of moving it back without having to get an engineer out if we decide to at a later date. Is this possible? 

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This will need alterations to the coax cabling, so the question is is there an easy route to the back room. Techs are not allowed to wire across the roof, so the cable will have to go internally. The tech will also have to install an additional splitter & adjust levels. Be aware that Virgin are only obliged to give you the number of outlets required to run the equipment you are renting, so you may have to bribe the tech with biscuits & tea as adding an extra outlet is more work.

Any non fault alterations will cost you £99.

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Hi,

Thanks for that. It would be a fairly straightforward route down an external wall in an entry to get to the back room. If I were to get the co ax done would i be able to switch the box between rooms when i needed to without having to get an engineer in?

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Hi No the coaxial cable has to be supplied and fitted by virgin as signal levels alter with different lengths of cable, and will impact on the neighbours service as well as yours.Regards Micky
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@smw37 wrote:

Hi,

Thanks for that. It would be a fairly straightforward route down an external wall in an entry to get to the back room. If I were to get the co ax done would i be able to switch the box between rooms when i needed to without having to get an engineer in?

Cheers


Several problems with that:

1) Increased cable run requires the cabinet to be opened for signal adjustment.

2) VM use specialised cable. Signals from Freeview TV & DAB radio must be prevented from entering the network & causing noise. DIY alterations can & do cause many issues on the network & could lead to you being disconnected & charged for fixing it.

VM can go around an outside wall, but as you say you are terraced I had been thinking this is not possible. If you are “end of terrace” or have an alleyway leading directly front to back there would not be an issue.

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Hi all,

Think I have not explained myself well here. I'm not thinking of doing the cabling myself. I just really want to know if I get a technician in to run co-ax to the back room so I can plug a box in there, can I move the box back to the original position in the front room if the access point is kept there by just plugging it back in or will I need to get an technician in to move it back. Hope that's clearer.

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You can move the TiVo between rooms so long as both sockets are live. As advised the coaxial cable will have to be split and one leg run into the back room.

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Hi which has also made clear if a box is set up to the correct level for the length of cable then repositioned to a different cable it will need to be set by an engineer again, it's best to not to mess about with a working system, or pay for another box. Regards Micky 

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