Anyone Got A Virgin V6 Tivo Box?

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 08 June 2017

Just upgraded our old Tivo Box over the Virgin helpline and was told the Virgin Hub has to be within 3 metres of the Tivo Box.

My hub in the next room...is this critical to be so close to the box??

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BTripz posted this 08 June 2017

Only if you're connecting via WiFi I would have thunk, if you're hard wired in with an ethernet cable you should be fine.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 08 June 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

Only if you're connecting via WiFi I would have thunk, if you're hard wired in with an ethernet cable you should be fine.

 Yep but the hub is not exactly the next room...more in the next room down the hallway so not by ethernet. @BTripz

BTripz posted this 08 June 2017 - Last edited 08 June 2017

I've not got any sort of TIVO box but I guess if your WiFi signal is strong at the location of your Tivo box then you'll be fine.

If not you can get powerline adapters or WiFi extenders.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 08 June 2017 - Last edited 08 June 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

I've not got any sort of TIVO box but I guess if your WiFi signal is strong at the location of your Tivo box then you'll be fine.

If not you can get powerline adapters or WiFi extenders.

 Yeah my wifi signal is strong...I can connect my TV to the hub for the Amazon Prime/Netflix interactive content so I was wondering why they were asking if my Hub was within 3 metres of the new Tivo Box. Surely if it was connecting with wi-fi it would have a better range than 3 metres. Odd.

The new box arrives on Saturday...won't have much of a wait to find out.

BTripz posted this 08 June 2017

I'm guessing that the TiVO box will use a fair bandwidth of your WiFi signal (doesn't it record 20million channels whilst you watch 5 gazillion others) so they are suggesting it's close to the hub to counteract interference etc. etc. etc.

If you get problems they will tell you to move the hub before they will trouble shoot.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 08 June 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

I'm guessing that the TiVO box will use a fair bandwidth of your WiFi signal (doesn't it record 20million channels whilst you watch 5 gazillion others) so they are suggesting it's close to the hub to counteract interference etc. etc. etc.

If you get problems they will tell you to move the hub before they will trouble shoot.

 If I have to move the hub they can fuckin do it...it means they will have to drill trough walls etc to relocate.

steveintheforest posted this 10 June 2017

Have you got your new box set up yet Slowlane ?

Working ok ?

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 10 June 2017 - Last edited 10 June 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Have you got your new box set up yet Slowlane ?

Working ok ?

 Haha...no not yet, I'll do it tomorrow. There's Cricket and Football on today so I didn't want to risk running into trouble and having our main TV inoperative.

There's not likely to be a problem, the reason why they recommend having the hub within 3 metres of the box is that's the length of the Ethernet cable they give you. If the hub's in another room you can connect with wi-fi. Should be plain sailing.

Thanks for your concern... @steveintheforestxxx

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BTripz posted this 10 June 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Have you got your new box set up yet Slowlane ?

Working ok ?

 Creep

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steveintheforest posted this 10 June 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Have you got your new box set up yet Slowlane ?

Working ok ?

 Creep

 lou_lol   @Thatsrichcomingfromyou

 

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BTripz posted this 10 June 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Have you got your new box set up yet Slowlane ?

Working ok ?

 Creep

 lou_lol   @Thatsrichcomingfromyou

 

 I can always delete the tweet I sent earlier @twitter virgin lou_lol

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steveintheforest posted this 10 June 2017

Aaaw thanks  @Big Friendly Bob

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Areola Grandee posted this 10 June 2017

Slowey getting frustrated by a virgin's box? Must be an age thing

lifeintheslowlane posted this 10 June 2017

Originally posted by Chutney Ferret

Slowey getting frustrated by a virgin's box? Must be an age thing

 It's such a long time since I got near one...hymen trouble remembering what goes where. lou_smiley

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 June 2017

Let joy be unconfined...Our new Virgin V6 Tivo Box is fully functional lou_lol

BTripz posted this 11 June 2017

Yay, the joys or recording 6 programmes whilst you wartch another lou_facepalm2

lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 June 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

Yay, the joys or recording 6 programmes whilst you wartch another lou_facepalm2

 Can you do that? Now you've got me really excited. lou_lol