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Old 05-11-2008, 20:34   #1
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Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this.

However I've just seen my first VM anti pirate STB advert, at about 20:29 on Virgin 1, complete with free phone number to report dodgy boxes.

Is this a new push by VM to try and get people to stop using the boxes (by making them aware of it being a crime), and by raising awareness of the number to call?

I don't think I've ever seen a VM advert dodgy STB advert, or the number to call before.
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Old 05-11-2008, 21:48   #2
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

Personally anybody who uses illegal boxes should be black listed for life from using any VM service.

Perhaps from using Sky.

with the exception of a phone only service
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

I wonder if the advert is on youtube?
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Was there bad language involved too?
The was probably a mention of some nuts getting removed from...........I cannot quite remember as my voice seems to go higher at the memory.
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

Topic?I believe there is one somewhere in this thread.
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

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yeah but were not allowed to talk about dodgy boxes
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

I think we can talk about efforts being made to stop them. We just can't talk about how to get them/where to get them/what they are called
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yeah but were not allowed to talk about dodgy boxes
I'll say it again.

You are allowed to talk about dodgy boxes. You are NOT allowed to discuss specifics of how to obtain services illegally, such as methods/codes used, or where to obtain the boxes.
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Personally anybody who uses illegal boxes should be black listed for life from using any VM service.

Perhaps from using Sky.

with the exception of a phone only service
Whats Sky got to do with Virgin?
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Re: Virgin media possibly getting serious on dodgy boxes?

Hopefully they'll ensure that any homes found using dubious equipment are disconnected, the cable serving the home cut or removed, and suitably flagged so that unless they demonstrably change ownership or rental status of the home they will not have cable repulled.

1 strike and you're out. There's no tolerance for this in the US, should be none here. People who use this kit should be sent to prison and their homes blacklisted from ever receiving cable.

That said VM should also invest in a more robust encryption system with it. The present one doesn't cut in. Perhaps with the recent thaw in relations between them and News Corp / Sky they'll start using the same system as Sky
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