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    V+ box without a contract

    If I buy a V+ box without having Virgin media TV, off eBay for example, is there any way it would work legally? Eg. Can I just watch freeview on it?

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    Yes you would get some channels but it is illegal to buy or sell those boxes as they always remain the property of Virgin Media

    Also Virgin have a habit now of physically disconnecting the houses from the cabinets so people can't use dodgy boxes

    Also when I moved from London to Kent I was told my box can't be used in Kent as it is designed to work on the London Head End and not the Kent one, so you would need a box that is designed for your area

    RedIron;3029600

    Yes you would get some channels but it is illegal to buy or sell those … Yes you would get some channels but it is illegal to buy or sell those boxes as they always remain the property of Virgin MediaAlso Virgin have a habit now of physically disconnecting the houses from the cabinets so people can't use dodgy boxes



    Some scallys have a habit of physically opening up the cabinets and reconnecting the houses for a fee lol, high viz from the pound shop and off they go unquestioned by anyone :w00t:

    kungfu;3029615

    Some scallys have a habit of physically opening up the cabinets and … Some scallys have a habit of physically opening up the cabinets and reconnecting the houses for a fee lol, high viz from the pound shop and off they go unquestioned by anyone :w00t:



    Lol that really doesn't surprise me

    RedIron;3029600

    Yes you would get some channels but it is illegal to buy or sell those … Yes you would get some channels but it is illegal to buy or sell those boxes as they always remain the property of Virgin MediaAlso Virgin have a habit now of physically disconnecting the houses from the cabinets so people can't use dodgy boxes



    Note the above, virginmedia do prosecute for stolen boxes, as any boxes for sale by anyone are in fact stolen because they never sell boxes, they always remain the property of virginmedia

    those that think the £150 (or £75)you paid for the box was payment for the box are mistaken, it was only a fitting fee.

    karenhornby;3029730

    Note the above, virginmedia do prosecute for stolen boxes, as any boxes … Note the above, virginmedia do prosecute for stolen boxes, as any boxes for sale by anyone are in fact stolen because they never sell boxes, they always remain the property of virginmediathose that think the £150 (or £75)you paid for the box was payment for the box are mistaken, it was only a fitting fee.



    Bit of a con isn't it

    I'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility meaning that your box regularly communicates with Virgin Media so they know the exact location of the box / who it was originally issued to / where it's current location should be and how often you use it and even what you use it for

    RedIron;3029741

    Bit of a con isn't itI'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have … Bit of a con isn't itI'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility meaning that your box regularly communicates with Virgin Media so they know the exact location of the box / who it was originally issued to / where it's current location should be and how often you use it and even what you use it for



    So no PORN!!!!

    I'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility meaning that your box regularly communicates with Virgin Media so they know the exact location of the box / who it was originally issued to / where it's current location should be and how often you use it and even what you use it for[/QUOTE]

    i agree and kinda disagree virgin will no where the box is and what program you are watching but u can stop the box from comunicating,its called cutting talkback

    khalifazed;3030084

    I'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility … I'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility meaning that your box regularly communicates with Virgin Media so they know the exact location of the box / who it was originally issued to / where it's current location should be and how often you use it and even what you use it for



    i agree and kinda disagree virgin will no where the box is and what program you are watching but u can stop the box from comunicating,its called cutting talkback[/quote]

    Yes and it's even more illegal than just owning the box

    what about the boxes you can buy for £100 off ebay that update themselves-and get all the channels? friend has one and they watch all sports and movies free..

    louloo;3030509

    what about the boxes you can buy for £100 off ebay that update … what about the boxes you can buy for £100 off ebay that update themselves-and get all the channels? friend has one and they watch all sports and movies free..



    Legal to own
    but illegal to use contravenes piracy laws
    VirginMedia can sue you for even connecting it to a cable connection as it contravenes their contracts about connecting only their euipement and can sue for any damage done to their cable network by the box
    laughable you might think but it has happened where boxes have developed a fault and shoved 230V down the cable line destroying thousands of £'s worth of equipment, extremely rare but it has happened

    you'd still need the data cable for it to work you cant just plug the box in and connect the scart.

    RedIron;3029741

    Bit of a con isn't itI'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have … Bit of a con isn't itI'll also add that all the Virgin Media boxes have an uplink facility meaning that your box regularly communicates with Virgin Media so they know the exact location of the box / who it was originally issued to / where it's current location should be and how often you use it and even what you use it for




    very much so an illegal box is illegal an attemp to just open the box itself is illegal
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