Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Install without TV or computer


You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media Installation Issues

Install without TV or computer
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 27-07-2011, 13:10   #1
punchkicker
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
punchkicker is an unknown quantity at this point
Install without TV or computer

I'm getting VM installed later this week into a new place. I haven't yet got a TV or moved my computer into the new place yet and wasn't planning to do so until after the install. (I have ordered the TV but it probably won't arrive in time)

Will it be a problem for the engineer to do the installation (of both the V box and broadband) without a TV or computer present? Obviously they won't be able to do full testing but should they still be able to do the install?

Thanks for any help.
punchkicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 27-07-2011, 13:39   #2
mentalis
cf.geek
 
mentalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Warrington
Services: | Freeview | VirginTV XL with TiVo | BB L | Phone M |
Posts: 553
mentalis is just really nicementalis is just really nicementalis is just really nicementalis is just really nicementalis is just really nicementalis is just really nice
Re: Install without TV or computer

The engineer will need to see what he is doing on screen to check to ensure you are getting TV and check things like the signal level.

I don't think he will just install it and hope for the best.
__________________
Doctor Who In Detail :: http://www.mentalis.co.uk
mentalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2011, 14:31   #3
haydnwalker
cf.mega poster
Tetris Champion
 
haydnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doncaster, S. Yorks.
Age: 31
Services: TV:Sky+, BB:DRL VDSL2 40/10 with Ask4, Phone:Mobile Only
Posts: 2,320
haydnwalker has reached the bronze age
haydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze agehaydnwalker has reached the bronze age
Re: Install without TV or computer

Could you borrow an old portable or something with a SCART connection temporarily for the install?
__________________
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

haydnwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2011, 18:23   #4
punchkicker
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
punchkicker is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Install without TV or computer

Thanks for the help. I can probably borrow a portable but I'm not sure it would have a scart socket - would an RF socket do?
punchkicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2011, 19:51   #5
jb66
cf.mega poster
 
jb66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,282
jb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appeal
jb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appealjb66 has a bronzed appeal
Re: Install without TV or computer

an rf socket wont do, new boxes dont have rf. The installer can install it and check signal with his PDA
__________________
"The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent Virgin Media's positions, strategies or opinions."
jb66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2011, 00:02   #6
punchkicker
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
punchkicker is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Install without TV or computer

I managed to borrow a portable tv with a scart socket in the end. Thanks for the help
punchkicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2011, 02:12   #7
m419
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London
Services: BT Broadband,BT Anytime calls,Sky entertainment extra HD,Vodafone pay monthly
Posts: 1,512
m419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quadsm419 has a fine set of Quads
Re: Install without TV or computer

Not being funny but if there is a Cable socket and it's all in good condition, could he not do the self install option?
m419 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 00:49   #8
redone
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 31
redone is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Install without TV or computer

As a tech myself i would and have done installed with no tv or computer at the property i can see if the hits are coming through on the box without the need of a tv and the modem is easy to see working with no pc.
redone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Google Search




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:53.


Server: titan.cableforum.co.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2