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  Reply # 1970147 6-Mar-2018 20:23
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Ok thanks, so the port we have is specifically for hybrid fibre-coaxial internet not tv? We have a satelite dish but since we are an apartment must not have a tv port linked to the dish.




















Umm maybe they may have unplugged your satellite dish from the other end of that cabling and plugged in their own cable. But that connection may be all installed by vodafone meaning it won't have ever been attached to a satellite dish.




Vodafone would never do that. Quad shield is minimum spec for cable and they won't touch anything not installed by them.






Ok this is exactly what they did at my parents house so I do not know about never.




Every time you say "Never", a technician with one of the many LFC/Chorus/Vodafone service partners gets a clever new idea to make his job easier and more efficient, surely you know this by now sbiddle :P


They shouldn't just pick up existing RG56/RG6, but in the heat of the moment/if the customer makes enough noise, it's amazing what's suddenly possible.


OP, the short and skinny of it is see if your TV is Freeview Digital compatible, and if it is look into picking up an indoors antenna from the Warehouse, otherwise bite the bullet on the Vodafone box. Everything else will (by my suspicions) be far more involved than you'll want it to be, although if you have a tech-y mate you might be able to rope them in for a couple of beers and dinner to sort it out.

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  Reply # 1970164 6-Mar-2018 20:55
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Vodafone FibreX strikes again.


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  Reply # 1970689 7-Mar-2018 14:11
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The vodafone set top box is provided free if you have an unlimited plan. At least that's what I have. They invoice you $15 a month for it but credit $15 back so it's effectively free.


When my install was done a couple of years back they installed a separate technicolor modem for the T box.




My suggestion is call up Vodafone (i know that's a right royal PITA and takes forever) and have a moan at them. If they did tell you it was going to be fibre (and it wasn't you mistaking FibreX for fibre) then you have recourse against them to put it right. 


They can also provide a TV service (Freeview channels) over the fibreX service, just ask them and say you want a Tbox they will know what you mean, although I have no idea if hey still actually provide them or try hook you onto their new streaming tv service.








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