Virgin media installation question...

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Found 1st Jan
Morning everyone.

I'm getting virgin media installed in a few days and had a question that I can't find anywhere online.

They will run the cables to the front of my house but my tv is to the back, so how to they get the connection there for the box?

I really don't want cables running through my house so not sure how they will do it.

I've had sky previously which had the dish to the side of my house, which was easy for the connection to the tv but can't see how they can do it with connections to the front.

If anyone could answer it and put my mind at ease that would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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They went around the outside of my house with a cable.
Is your house a mid Terrace ? If not It's easy, else It's through or a cable over the roof.
They will run the cable were you want them, if you don't want them run through the house tell the installer this and they will run them were appropriate around the outside of your house. You have to sign when they are finished to say your happy with the work and the installation.
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Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. They could go round the house as I'm an end of Terrance but would be a long cable to do it.
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emiratesstadium8 m ago

Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. …Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. They could go round the house as I'm an end of Terrance but would be a long cable to do it.

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It's useful to also get your WiFi router placed centrally in your house to offer the best coverage.
emiratesstadium1 h, 2 m ago

Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. …Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. They could go round the house as I'm an end of Terrance but would be a long cable to do it.


Hi
Virgin will not take cable over the roof,
It will be around the house as end of terrace
They might have the cables to the front of your house drill a hole to install a small box then have a wire from that to your t.v. , or possibly have the cables from outside straight to the back of your tv
fisco200117 m ago

HiVirgin will not take cable over the roof,It will be around the house as …HiVirgin will not take cable over the roof,It will be around the house as end of terrace


This ^

They will run the cable, whatever the length, via the easiest method, which is usually around the outside, clipped along the wall, they won't run cables over a roof, or under the floor.

I had same situation as the OP few years ago, wanted cables routed under floor from front of house to the rear, installer refused point blank for 'H&S' reasons there not allowed under a floor (or roof, or attic) left me a drum of cable, dissapeared for an hour or so then came back and made the connections after I had routed the cable.
andynicol1 h, 34 m ago

This ^They will run the cable, whatever the length, via the easiest …This ^They will run the cable, whatever the length, via the easiest method, which is usually around the outside, clipped along the wall, they won't run cables over a roof, or under the floor.I had same situation as the OP few years ago, wanted cables routed under floor from front of house to the rear, installer refused point blank for 'H&S' reasons there not allowed under a floor (or roof, or attic) left me a drum of cable, dissapeared for an hour or so then came back and made the connections after I had routed the cable.


Agree - if you want it routed under floorboard run a draw cable yourself before their visit and when the installer arrives he will use it to pull through the cable but they won't mess around under your floorboard themselves - their moto is TIME IS MONEY!

They will do the quickest job for them - round the external of the house or clipped to the top of skirting boards which looks awful!
Run it round the outside then through the wall to the back of your tv then give them 20 quid and they will run a length up your wall into your loft best place for router for wifi coverage then if you want amazon fire stick and the likes in bedrooms they will run a lot better
emiratesstadium11 h, 42 m ago

Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. …Thanks for the reply guys. Didn't even know over the roof was an option. They could go round the house as I'm an end of Terrance but would be a long cable to do it.


They will go through the roof if asked but I think you would have to pull the cable through your loft if it’s not suitably boarded.
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