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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
been tempted to get one of these however im not sure if its worth shelling out £75 for one.

does anyone on here have one and are they any better than the standard box (i have got a hd plasma tv before anyone asks lol) just dont want to buy one to find out theres no difference

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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SteJosh


cheers, after more of an experince thing though rather than stats :thumbsup:
#3
2 things to remember

1 your NOT buying the box, the £75 is an install charge only, the box is never your property

2 there is only 1 HD channel on virginmedia so no it's not worth if IF you want HD programs/channels, if you want those go with sky where the box is yours and there are 17 HD channels at the moment with a good few more starting the end of this month

However if you only want the box so you can record normal tv then yeh it's a good (ish) box.

We had virginmedia tv and cable and enbded up getting rid of the tv and buying sky, much better ontent, many more channels and many more HD channels
didnt see the point in paying loads for a HD tv then only having 1 HD channel so got sky hd installed, best thing ever :)
#4
cheers karen, had sky n didnt like it plus i get a good deal with virgin media ;-)

is there any difference in the quality of the normal channels?
banned#5
Im about to get the lowest price virgin package i can (about 11 squid i think) and for a one off payment of 100 squid i get all the channels, cant be bad!!
#6
caraluvskittens
Im about to get the lowest price virgin package i can (about 11 squid i think) and for a one off payment of 100 squid i get all the channels, cant be bad!!


can't be legal either :whistling:
banned#7
caraluvskittens;2995651
Im about to get the lowest price virgin package i can (about 11 squid i think) and for a one off payment of 100 squid i get all the channels, cant be bad!!

they're clamping down big time on illegal boxes. best not advertise you are getting one unless you want a prison sentence :w00t:

its so easy for vm to monitor now
banned#8
csiman
they're clamping down big time on illegal boxes. best not advertise you are getting one unless you want a prison sentence :w00t:

its so easy for vm to monitor now


how? virgin have no way of seeing what you are doing if talkback is cut or you have a blocker on the line.
banned#9
colinsunderland;2996955
how? virgin have no way of seeing what you are doing if talkback is cut or you have a blocker on the line.

Surely they know what is being distributed to each line.............:?

or that a blocker is in operation?
#10
my mate is a virgin engineer, apparently at any time they can find out if you are recieving services you should not be.
but they do not take action until after a period of over 18 months, due to the fact that that its not wrth taking people to court for 1-2 months viewing fee, but when it get to thouasands of pounds they do.
and it also carries a jail term/comunity service
banned#11
ANDYWOODY01
my mate is a virgin engineer, apparently at any time they can find out if you are recieving services you should not be.
but they do not take action until after a period of over 18 months, due to the fact that that its not wrth taking people to court for 1-2 months viewing fee, but when it get to thouasands of pounds they do.
and it also carries a jail term/comunity service


its a myth that they can find out.
If you have been disconnected at the green box and reconnect yourself (which people do!) then if they were at the box with a list of subscribers (which they don't carry as a rule) they could, in theory, see that your line had been reconnected without their permission, but they still couldn't see if you were recieving any services, just that a signal was being sent to the house. They can see if the internet is being used, but again, only at the green box, and normal engineers don't carry the equipment to do it.
banned#12
They scramble your box every now and again as alot of people are now paying for all of the channels. But all you do is get a code to unscramble your box of the internet. Had mates doing it for years with no trouble at all. All they can see is that i am paying 11 quid a month for a package, i dint think they can see anything else
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ANDYWOODY01
my mate is a virgin engineer, apparently at any time they can find out if you are recieving services you should not be.
but they do not take action until after a period of over 18 months, due to the fact that that its not wrth taking people to court for 1-2 months viewing fee, but when it get to thouasands of pounds they do.
and it also carries a jail term/comunity service


He's talking nonsense

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