Quick Answer: Are Sky And Virgin Cables The Same?

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Does Sky HD need two cables?

A Standard Sky box just needs one cable feed from the satellite dish LNB, but Sky+ and Sky+HD need two feeds from dish to box. … Well, the Sky+ box has two tuners (to allow simultaneous viewing and recording of different channels) and therefore two feeds from the dish are required.

Will Virgin move my router?

Your connection box is usually put in the living room on the wall. If you wish to move your equipment further away from the box then you simply extend or replace the existing Virgin Cable and then connect again to either a TiVo Box or my Super Hub broadband router.

Is Virgin Media cable the same as satellite cable?

Virgin Coax cable is a cable based around WF100 which is in use as satellite cable too but is more expensive than the cheaper stuff which is more common. The cable construction is a single copper copper, foam and then copper shielding and copper braiding and outer insulation.

What type of cable does SKY use?

This is high grade digital coax cable – WF65 / CB63R twin type suitable for uses such as Sky Plus. This cable is hand made for you by The One Stop Sat Shop. This particular type of cable is two satellite grade coaxial cables joined together to facilitate the running of two independent cable lengths together.

Is Sky Broadband better than virgin?

Sky TV and Virgin Media: which is best? … Unlike Sky, Virgin’s services are supplied through its own fibre optic network, which offers faster broadband speeds but isn’t as widely available. Both providers’ offer long contracts – Sky’s last 18 months while Virgin Media’s are 12 months long.

Do you need a HDMI cable for Sky Q?

You don’t need a super-fancy HDMI cable. As you might have guessed, the Sky Q uses the HDMI 2.0 standard, and it works best with HDMI cables that are rated as High Speed.

Do I have to give 30 days notice to leave Virgin Media?

If you’re on a 30 day rolling contract or you decide to leave us after your minimum fixed term contract period, you’ll just need to give us 30 days’ notice.

Are Virgin multi room boxes wireless?

Re: Wireless capability on multiroom Yes… you can watch and record any (and all) channels independently as each box has their own coax connection to the VM network.

Is Virgin cable coaxial?

Virgin Media use coax cable because it’s what their network was originally built on, BT use twisted pair for the same reason, it was what their network is built on.

Does Sky use Virgin cable?

Virgin Media and Sky use different networks. Virgin has its own cable network while Sky uses the Openreach network. But this doesn’t mean switching between the two providers has to be complicated.

What type of cable does virgin use?

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Does Sky q use the same cables?

The Sky Q System works in a different way to the standard sky System so they use a different LNB. If you look up at your dish you will find they have fitted a Sky Q LNB like the one pictured above. One of the main differences youwill see is that the new LNB only has two cable connections that go to your new Sky Q Box.