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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
are the chipped virgin boxes safe to use or can they be cut off, just curious as my friend sellin one but didnt want to buy one then it gets cut off in a few months time.
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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
lol expect some interesting posts.

subscribed.


also- aparently the boxes will be cut off mid-next year for good.
#2
they can get cut off if virgin find out you have one, but my mate has had one for 2 years and no problems!
but even if they cut off its just something inside so you can get it repaired!
#3
t0mm



also- aparently the boxes will be cut off mid-next year for good.


They keep saying that this will happen, but it never happens

Virign will lose a lot of customers if this happens, not sure it will be in their best interest
#4
t0mm
lol expect some interesting posts.

subscribed.


also- aparently the boxes will be cut off mid-next year for good.


Nagra 3? If so i been waiting for some time
banned#5
They cant switch your box off in the normal way. They will switch you off from the cabinet if they found out and as t0mm said, at some point, they will be changing the encryption used from Nagra2 to Nagra3.... When that happens your free virgin will be no more.

Thank heavens for satellite. :w00t:
#6
t0mm
lol expect some interesting posts.

subscribed.


also- aparently the boxes will be cut off mid-next year for good.


how do you do that
#7
depending on the type of box you have, they have a card with a chip in it.
some cards stop working when virgin change th code but there are cards that do it them selves , so you might get one of those and you'll be fine.
virgin cant find out you are using it, unless you tell them. (so i've been told).
banned#8
hassony
They keep saying that this will happen, but it never happens

Virign will lose a lot of customers if this happens, not sure it will be in their best interest


"Customers" that steal their service are not really customers though are they!
#9
Disco
how do you do that


:w00t:
#10
Disco
how do you do that


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#11
guv
"Customers" that steal their service are not really customers though are they!


+1

Not much of a 'loss' :lol:
banned#12
Babbabooey
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LOL..... I dont think thats quite what he meant!
#13
guv
LOL..... I dont think thats quite what he meant!


I did think it somewhat unusual for a longtime member not to know how to subscribe to a thread :-D
#14
guv
"Customers" that steal their service are not really customers though are they!


depends really, the majority of people who use these boxes still pay 30-40 a month towards virgin (phone/ broadband/ V+)
#15
Shengis;6906622
+1

Not much of a 'loss' :lol:

Possible end up in a profit :lol:
#16
hassony;6906657
depends really, the majority of people who use these boxes still pay 30-40 a month towards virgin (phone/ broadband/ V+)

People aren't gonna ring up and say 'because you blocked my dodgybox I want to cancel my phoneline'
#17
haha customers....

the nagra3 cards are going on trail in a month or so, as they are such a large company I would say 6months for them to roll it out nation wide, it will be on an area per area basis the same way as they rolled out VOD and cut off the ppv movies.

the boxs are detectable no matter which one, some are just harder (ie they need to poke arround in the box in your streer not have you flagged in headoffice), if its an officail box its also stolen goods so even having it in your house will get you more than a light slap, plug it in and its theft of service to add to your offences, thoes box's can talk home unless thier tuner is cut to prevent it, as for working tomorrow you get what you pay for and some work better than others.

Is it not that time of year for free sky codes? much better to wait for one of these to get your fix of crap tv for fre ;)
#18
guv
"Customers" that steal their service are not really customers though are they!


You still pay a basic service price to the cable company though that people wouldn't if they weren't able to steal stuff on top.

It's like PSPs, if I couldn't get free games, I would never have bought the PSP, so why make it impossible to flash them?
#19
t0mm
People aren't gonna ring up and say 'because you blocked my dodgybox I want to cancel my phoneline'


nah, but it will be easy to look ad alternative deals from sky that possibly offer better service
#20
t0mm
People aren't gonna ring up and say 'because you blocked my dodgybox I want to cancel my phoneline'


No they'd be more subtle about it. Though for every customer they'd loose money who did decide to move provider, I'd imagine 1 would go down the honourable route.
#21
Is the box chipped? Or the card?

If its the card Virgin cannot detect it
#22
publicnme
It's like PSPs, if I couldn't get free games, I would never have bought the PSP, so why make it impossible to flash them?


Which is why I own an Xbox but not a 360. It's all to do with the reward to hassle ratio at the end of the day :lol:
#23
i have a friend and he has a box but it's not a virgin box its a box super, these don't have a card they just pick up the signal from virgin and decode it for you to watch,:thumbsup:
#24
Shengis
Which is why I own an Xbox but not a 360. It's all to do with the reward to hassle ratio at the end of the day :lol:


The reward to hassle ratio, I love that, just needs a snappy anagram now...
#25
personally I'd just steer clear, my former boss John Reay was selling dodgy boxes round the pubs and was prosecuted by Virgin Media for £40,000, 300hrs community service and 12 months suspended sentence.

why should you get free stuff that all the other customers pay for, me included?
banned#26
hassony
depends really, the majority of people who use these boxes still pay 30-40 a month towards virgin (phone/ broadband/ V+)


Do they?

If I had one, my bill would be £11 for the phone but no calls. I'm sure they would prefer I paid the £50 as well for the TV programs I'd stolen.

All academic. I steal it a different way!:w00t: And Virgin wouldn't mind it one bit!
#27
guv
And Virgin wouldn't mind it one bit!


They don't seem to, even run their own servers :lol:
banned#28
Shengis
They don't seem to, even run their own servers :lol:


LOL... true... they assist!:w00t:
#29
......but its not really stealing though, is it.
:)

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