What can I do with my old virgin box?

Can I reuse my Virgin TiVo box?

You can continue watching Virgin Media TV on your old TiVo box just like you normally would. All you have to do is connect your old TiVo box to your home router over a wired connection using an Ethernet cable.

Does the TiVo box need to be returned?

Re: Return TiVo box

The older TIVO boxes do not need returning, just nthe newer V6 and 360 boxes.

Does Virgin charge for a new box?

Whether it’s your Virgin Media broadband, TV or home phone, we’ll send along one of our lovely engineers to repair and replace your kit, at no extra cost*. (This excludes misuse and mistreatment – so try not to use your box as a coaster!)

Can I put a TV box out for recycling?

Cardboard boxes – As mentioned above, these are becoming less plastic and more sustainable, meaning they can usually be put out with the rest of your recycled cardboard for regular collection.

Can I use my old Virgin box for Freeview?

To watch Freeview you need to have an aerial installed or have your device connected to the internet – you won’t be able to get a TV signal through Sky or Virgin Media cabling.

Can Virgin charge me for not returning equipment?

Non Returned Equipment

If you fail to return or make available the equipment for collection, you will normally be charged for the replacement cost and reasonable recovery costs for that equipment.

Is TiVo still worth it?

If you have multiple TVs in your home, TiVo system can really save you money on equipment leases and DVR fees. Instead of paying $12 per month per device plus DVR fees, you pay one low monthly subscription with TiVo (which is as low as $12.50 per month) – no matter how many TVs you use.

Is TiVo still around 2022?

As of April 2022, TiVo’s cloud-based offering has yet to formally take shape or launch.

What happens if I don’t return Virgin Media box?

If we don’t get the requested kit back, then we may charge to replace it. If we decide to do this, we’ll let you know. You’ll be able to return it for free via Collect+, which operates over 5000 outlets across the UK, so you’re never far from a drop off point.

Do Virgin Media collect old equipment?

You can give our old equipment to our technician when they pop round to do the installation, or alternatively you can call 0800 052 2019 and we will arrange return of the old equipment, together with any associated items such as leads or power supplies.

How do I return my TiVo box?

You may return an item for any reason within 30 days of your purchase date to receive a full refund. * Just Contact TiVo Support for approval and instructions. All returns must be approved by TiVo. Once TiVo has approved your DVR/Mini return, you will receive a prepaid shipping label and shipping instructions.

Can I upgrade my virgin box for free?

Virgin also confirmed customers would pay no additional cost or have to re-contract in order to upgrade.

Can you watch Virgin TV without a box?

Can I watch Virgin TV in another room without a box? Not on a telly. But if you don’t mind a smaller (mobile, tablet or laptop) screen, then all you need is the clever Virgin TV Go app or website.

Will Virgin Media box work without contract?

Virgin Media’s new Stream box allows users to access its TV service, plus streaming apps without the need for a cable TV connection or a contract.

How do I dispose of a TV box UK?

Luckily, there are several free options available for broken TV disposal.

  1. Council collection. Many local councils will collect unwanted electrical items for free from your home, including broken TVs.
  2. Household waste and recycling centres.
  3. Donate.
  4. Sell.
  5. Exchange.

What can you do with a TV box?

Android TV box is basically a set-top box. It allows the users to watch on-demand videos, video content sites, play games, and watch regular network shows on big screen. All you need is a good internet connection and a TV that supports Android operating system.

Can I put a TV in my wheelie bin?

Batteries and electrical items (especially large electricals) should not be thrown away in the rubbish bin because they can cause problems at the EfW e.g. spikes in emissions. Electricals contain hazardous materials and precious metals and should be recycled properly.

Are Freeview boxes being phased out?

The Freeview On Demand service is set to end by late 2022. After that, you won’t be able to watch on demand shows through Freeview; but as with TVNZ+, you can still watch them on ThreeNow, Māori+ and RNZ, wherever they’re available. This doesn’t affect Freeview Live TV or any other Freeview feature.

Do you still need a Freeview box?

A Freeview TV, box or recorder

If you bought your TV after 2010, it will already have Freeview built into it. All you need to do is connect to a working aerial to watch live TV.

Can I watch TV without Freeview box?

In addition to viewing your favourite programmes through the TV Guide using the aerial connection, you can also watch some programmes through an internet connection on a connected Freeview Play TV, on mobile phones and tablets through our mobile app or on your computer using our website.

Do you have to pay for a Virgin engineer?

Are Virgin Media engineer visits free? Whether you have a fault with your service that needs fixing, or you’re just having Virgin Media installed, we’ll send you one of our engineers at no extra cost*. It’s all part of the Virgin Media service.

Is it easy to cancel Virgin Media?

Simply call 150 from a Virgin Media phone or 0345 454 1111* from any other phone. And finally, if you’re moving home, you need to close an account due to bereavement or critical illness or you’re worried about the cost of living – check our pages for more help, you do have other options rather than cancelling.

Can I cancel Virgin Media without cancellation fee?

If you’re out of contract: cancelling Virgin Media broadband for free. If the fixed-term part of your Virgin Media broadband contract has finished, or you are still within the 14-day cooling-off period, you can cancel for free.

Why was TiVo a failure?

Among the product’s shortcomings: TiVo rarely marketed itself; when it did market itself, it did so poorly; it didn’t license its technology for wider appeal; and it didn’t foresee the switch to streaming media. As a result, a product that could have rocked the world — I’ll TiVo it — became a dinosaur almost overnight.

Is TiVo making a comeback?

Now TiVo is trying to make a comeback by splitting its company into a patents business and a product business. It’s also launching a new AI-powered content recommendation service and its cheapest device yet.

What is TiVo called now?


TiVo headquarters in San Jose, California
FormerlyTeleworld inc. (1997-1999)
FateAcquired by Rovi Corporation
SuccessorTiVo Corporation Xperi
HeadquartersSan Jose, California , United States

What is an alternative to TiVo?

TiVo’s top competitors include Vudu, Roku, and Boxee.

Why is TiVo still a thing?

As one of the first companies to introduce digital TV recording technology, TiVo rapidly became a household name, and the TiVo DVR became a must-have home device. Today TiVo remains a popular choice for shoppers looking for devices that can stream content and integrate with popular apps using the internet.

How much is TiVo monthly fee?

For Antenna-only TiVo devices:

A monthly service plan, at the current rate of $6.99/month (plus any applicable taxes), with a one (1)-year commitment and a $75 early termination fee1; or. An annual service plan, at the current rate of $69.99/year (plus any applicable taxes)2; or.

Can I use my Virgin TV box in another house?

Yes you can, if you’ve received a new TiVo box or upgraded to a better TiVo package. Just put the old box in another room and use an Ethernet cable to connect it to the WiFi Hub. This way, you won’t lose your downloads.

Can I watch Virgin TV in another room without a box?

With Virgin Multiroom streaming, you can watch and stream wherever you’re connected, get tailored recommendations (for each personal profile), and find your fave TV shows.

Can Virgin charge me for not returning equipment?

Non Returned Equipment

If you fail to return or make available the equipment for collection, you will normally be charged for the replacement cost and reasonable recovery costs for that equipment.

Is Virgin V6 box free to existing customers?

How much do the V6 box and TiVo cost? One V6 box comes automatically included with all of Virgin’s Big, Bigger and Ultimate Oomph bundles so new customers won’t have to pay anything extra to receive one. Existing Virgin Media customers will have to pay a fee in order to upgrade to the V6 box.