Why can Virgin/Tivo boxes not recieve Freeview?

loofer

Member
Having a look at the new triple tuner Virgin Tivo box and the quadruple tuner Tivo premier elite I notice they both need cable to work. Why can these systems not work with an aerial feed and use standard Freeview?
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Because they only have DVB-C (cable tuners). Freeview requires DVB-T (Terrestrial) for SD and DVB-T2 for HD. Satellite DVB-S for SD and DVB-S2 for some HD channels.

You can't buy the Virgin Tivo anyway, it always belongs to Virgin who will fix or replace it if it goes wrong.

The Tivo Premier Elite is a US box not available afaik in the UK.
 

MarkE19

Moderator
The Tivo Premier Elite is a US box not available afaik in the UK.
Nope, just the 1 TiVo box available from VM in the UK - well they do have a 500Gb & 1Tb version, but AFAIK the only difference is the size of the HDD.

Mark.
 

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