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ukbuilder

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had virgin broadband & tv but have now cancelled the tv, can i use this cable tv point via a coax converter to connect to an H2 box or do i have to split cable at the router as someone has told me seems odd as its split in the box outside anyway
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pabloescaban

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had virgin broadband & tv but have now cancelled the tv, can i use this cable tv point via a coax converter to connect to an H2 box or do i have to split cable at the router as someone has told me seems odd as its split in the box outside anyway
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both the H2 box and the router need a VM cable going to them, which is why you need a proper splitter.
if you have a Screwfix nearby, you can get a Labgear splitter, don't use a cheap nasty noname splitter as they are garbage.
whys it split in the box outside?
do you have vm cables going upstairs? - if so, you can split it here, one to the box and the other to the router
 

rs500nutter

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Yeah all you need is a male ftype adapter for the end of the cable and of course a dvb-c cable box like zgemma h2h or h5.2tc or similar
 

ukbuilder

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both the H2 box and the router need a VM cable going to them, which is why you need a proper splitter.
if you have a Screwfix nearby, you can get a Labgear splitter, don't use a cheap nasty noname splitter as they are garbage.
whys it split in the box outside?
do you have vm cables going upstairs? - if so, you can split it here, one to the box and the other to the router
I have two cables coming in one for tv in living room and one for broadband upstairs cant get my head around why i cant use the tv cable as its the same cable split outside in the virgin box
 

pabloescaban

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I have two cables coming in one for tv in living room and one for broadband upstairs cant get my head around why i cant use the tv cable as its the same cable split outside in the virgin box
you can use that cable, you just need an f connector (B&Q £1.50)
the box needs connecting to the router via a LAN cable
 

pabloescaban

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Yes LAN cable is an ethernet cable, goes from router to box as it needs internet connection to function
 

bees

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If your router is upstairs, then buy a pair of homeplugs to get an internet feed to your H2 box.

Then use one of these to connect the virgin coax to the tuner on your box.

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Mine is split in the box outside as I originally had a TV package, and a router in a different room.
 

coozer

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I got the virgin broadband in 2 weeks ago, went to screwfix for the labgear splitter and toolstation for the f plug to coax in the pic above.

Unscrewed the line in from the router, screwed the original cable into the splitter in and put a 6" patch lead to the router and made another f plugged lead from some old satellite Rg6 cable I had lying about. Ran that to the box with a long lan/ethernet cable, did a scan and there it all was... easy as that. I'll se if i can get a pic up that should make it even simpler...
 

greentop

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I'm about to wire a new build house I'll be getting VM Internet in .
I will have 2 bedrooms upstairs living room downstairs where the router will be .
I'm thinking of putting tv into both bedrooms .
Can i use a 3 way splitter and run cable to the bedrooms if I want to be boxes in for the tvs
 

rs500nutter

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Depending on your initial signal levels and strength you may well require a powered splitter to achieve a good distribution etc ie a hdu 400 or similar
 
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