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Iwould like to correct your correspondent George C Griffiths (‘The downside of Virgin Media’s upgrade’, Inbox, Issue 444). If he swaps his Tivo for a V6 box, it will still use the same cable, so all the TV channels and recording features will be received in the normal way. The connection to the Super Hub is required to allow use of ondemand features, but TV programmes and recordings will be unaffected if the Super Hub ceases transmitting because these features are not reliant on Wi-fi.
As regards whether Mr Griffiths should swap or not, I give the following advice. I have a Tivo and a V6 (with no Ethernet connection) installed. Apart from there being more channels that you can record on the V6, I find little else to recommend it. In my opinion, the increase in speed is all hype. So if I were him, I would wait until the change is compulsory.
More worryingly, in the name of progress, Virgin Media plans to have all its services delivered to your house combined. At present, the telephone is on a separate line, which is useful because you can use your landline to call Virgin on 150 to report TV and internet problems. Combine them and there is no way to contact Virgin to report a fault. Some progress! Chris Dunford, Brighton