Removing Virgin cables from new house
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Hi, I am due to move house soon to a house that currently has Virgin. As I understand it, my broadband provider will be able to change my line to a BT Openreach one but what about my TV? Would I need an tv aerial engineer to fit an aerial and appropriate cables I assume?
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The house may or may not have a BT line. What you will want/need depends on whether you just want standard broadband or a fibreoptic broadband (which is usually much faster) Both are provided by openreach (previously a bt company). If there is an existing line then it can be reactivated remotely to provide standard broadband. If you want fibreoptic then openreach will upgrade the line as part of the install process (if available in your area) and you'll need an engineer to visit. The phone is then provided over VOIP. (using the fibreoptic line)
For TV you need to check if there is already an aerial in the property (will be able to see if from outside, or it may be in the loft), if it does you can just plug your tv in. If it doesnt then you'll need to make a decision whether you want to
1. Install an aerial
2.Install a dish and have sky
3. Use virgin (as the cables are already there)
4. Use an internal aerial (signal may be a problem)
5. Use an internet based tv solution such as now tv.
Lots of options these days!!