[mythtv-users] Vergin Media V+ HD

Mike Holden mythtv at mikeholden.org
Thu Apr 21 13:39:11 UTC 2011

Dave Pearson wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm considering switching from Sky + to Virgin Media with the V+ HD
> box. Does anyone on the list use a PVR250 (or similar) to record
> from the V+ HD Box? I currently have a PVR250 connected to the
> composite output (via the Sky+ SCART socket) and would like to be
> able to do the same if I switch. I'm also controlling the Sky+ box
> with a Hauppage MCE IR Transmitter- will I be able to control the
> Virgin box in the same way and is there an LIRC config file for the
> V+ HD box?
> Slightly off topic, does (or will) Virgin Media provide a fixed IP
> Address on their high speed fibre broadband?

Can't speak for the V+/HD box, however I use an older SD Virgin box
in exactly the manner you describe (however I use the s-video output
via a scart converter into a pvr350 - in practice this only affects
which "video device" you use on the card to produce your input),
including IR blasting with an MCE device, and it works a treat. I
see no reason why the V+ box should be any different.

Don't know whether Virgin can/will fix you up with a fixed IP
address. I use dyndns.org to put my network on the internet, and
have been using it for years.
Mike Holden

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