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Wanting to buy a Eurovox or similar... Question.

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
As above, I would like to purchase a cable receiver like this but I don't know if I can request one in the wanted section, or if not what is the my best option to purchase one elsewhere?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Somebody was selling one just at w/e there on the FS/FT forum, so could check if it got 'expired', as some people questioned it.

Barring that, eBay used to have loads, but seems to have tightened up on them, or seemed that way a few months back. Could have just been no-one selling them though, lol!

If not, just Google it and shows list of retailers.

Personally, bought mine from eBay, but was months ago now.
#2
no good eurovox my friend..if ya buy 1 of them its for sure it will be a clone because they dont make them them anymotr...best bet is a starview4usb
#3
Straview USB's are very good and should cost no more than £80 inc p&p.
#4
get a "itagte"

you can get original eurovox still
#5
how about you PAY for cable TV like the rest of us

using another non authorised box is against the T&C of your Virgin Media contract which is bound by civil law.
#6
slackrat77
how about you PAY for cable TV like the rest of us

using another non authorised box is against the T&C of your Virgin Media contract which is bound by civil law.


He may want freeview and use a box like Eurovox as it may be cheaper to install and use then virgins.
#7
strike
He may want freeview and use a box like Eurovox as it may be cheaper to install and use then virgins.


how many times does this have to be posted here

using anything other than an authorised virgin media box on the cable network is against the T&C of your contract with virgin.

if you don't have a contract with virgin and connect to to receive free to air channels, you are using their network without permission.

NOT ALLOWED.

a freeview box is very easily obtainable from high st stores and online.

there is no excuse for the use of these.

if you have cable, you MUST use the supplied box, modem etc.
if you dont have cable you cant just buy a box to connect to it and watch channels.
#8
http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginmedia/customer-news/tv-fraud.php

Why is this illegal?

Only set-top boxes provided by Virgin Media are authorised to be connected to our network.

Unauthorised boxes and access to our network include:

1. set-top boxes without smartcards that allow you to access TV channels you have not subscribed to
2. modified Virgin Media, Telewest or ntl set-top boxes
3. modified smartcards that have not been supplied by Virgin Media
I don’t use the box, someone else in the house does.

It's the Virgin Media account holders responsibility to make sure that illegal equipment isn’t added to our network, even if you’re not the one using it. The person using the set-top box must disconnect the set-top box and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.
What is being done to stop these boxes being sold?

Virgin Media is working closely with the police to stop these boxes being sold and will prosecute offenders where appropriate. Raids have already been carried out resulting in offenders not only receiving prison sentences but also being instructed to pay back all the money gained from selling these boxes.
Recent media coverage:

Six arrested in Blackburn in digital TV fraud probe

Arrests over digital box fraud

Crook first jailed in TV scam
Can unauthorised boxes get the same services as authorised boxes?

Unauthorised set-top boxes can’t get access to any of our brilliant On Demand services, like movies, Catch Up TV and BBC iPlayer; or get important software updates, meaning they could stop working at any moment.
What should I do if I have an unauthorised set-top box or smartcard?

If your unauthorised set-top box isn’t disconnected, we may start legal proceedings against you to recover full subscription charges. These charges will be backdated to the day you connected the device to our network, as shown by our evidence.
What should I do with the set-top box in question?

All you need to do is disconnect any unauthorised equipment and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. If you’re not sure how to get the set-top box recycled, ask your local council and they’ll tell you where to take it to be disposed of safely.
What will happen if I don’t disconnect and dispose of my set-top box?

If your unauthorised set-top box isn’t disconnected, we may start legal proceedings against you to recover full subscription charges. These charges will be backdated to the day you connected the device to our network, as shown by our evidence.
Who do I speak to if I have information about somebody selling fraudulent set-top boxes?

Call the Virgin Media fraud confidential hotline on 0800 096 7800.
I don’t understand any of this, can I speak to someone?

Of course. Call us on 150 free from your Virgin Media phone or 0845 454 1111 from any other phone.
#9
slackrat77
http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginmedia/customer-news/tv-fraud.php

Why is this illegal?

Only set-top boxes provided by Virgin Media are authorised to be connected to our network.

Unauthorised boxes and access to our network include:

1. set-top boxes without smartcards that allow you to access TV channels you have not subscribed to
2. modified Virgin Media, Telewest or ntl set-top boxes
3. modified smartcards that have not been supplied by Virgin Media
I don’t use the box, someone else in the house does.

It's the Virgin Media account holders responsibility to make sure that illegal equipment isn’t added to our network, even if you’re not the one using it. The person using the set-top box must disconnect the set-top box and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.
What is being done to stop these boxes being sold?

Virgin Media is working closely with the police to stop these boxes being sold and will prosecute offenders where appropriate. Raids have already been carried out resulting in offenders not only receiving prison sentences but also being instructed to pay back all the money gained from selling these boxes.
Recent media coverage:

Six arrested in Blackburn in digital TV fraud probe

Arrests over digital box fraud

Crook first jailed in TV scam
Can unauthorised boxes get the same services as authorised boxes?

Unauthorised set-top boxes can’t get access to any of our brilliant On Demand services, like movies, Catch Up TV and BBC iPlayer; or get important software updates, meaning they could stop working at any moment.
What should I do if I have an unauthorised set-top box or smartcard?

If your unauthorised set-top box isn’t disconnected, we may start legal proceedings against you to recover full subscription charges. These charges will be backdated to the day you connected the device to our network, as shown by our evidence.
What should I do with the set-top box in question?

All you need to do is disconnect any unauthorised equipment and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. If you’re not sure how to get the set-top box recycled, ask your local council and they’ll tell you where to take it to be disposed of safely.
What will happen if I don’t disconnect and dispose of my set-top box?

If your unauthorised set-top box isn’t disconnected, we may start legal proceedings against you to recover full subscription charges. These charges will be backdated to the day you connected the device to our network, as shown by our evidence.
Who do I speak to if I have information about somebody selling fraudulent set-top boxes?

Call the Virgin Media fraud confidential hotline on 0800 096 7800.
I don’t understand any of this, can I speak to someone?

Of course. Call us on 150 free from your Virgin Media phone or 0845 454 1111 from any other phone.


Of course - all good vaild points I would never condone the use of one of these boxes to steal cable.

On another note - Mr Branson (Virgin) has never been in trouble for perhaps the odd 'price fix' of trans-atlantic flights now, has he?

One rule for big business, another rule for the little man.
#10
Woah... Calm down slackrat! I do have cable that is paid for on top of a number of other services from Virgin thank you very much.
How do you know what I want the box for?

Maybe Eurovox is not the way to go then now a few other boxes have been mentioned! I will do a bit of research on the other boxes.
#11
How do you know what I want the box for?

cos I'm not an idiot!

i worked for a guy that sold these.

virgin media prosecuted him for £40,000
#12
Just a thought, maybe he wants one for its recording purposes, if chooses one with that capability?

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