new virgin pace stb control code

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  1. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    I can't seem to work out what code i need to use with my new Virgin branded pace set top box. Anyone ever got one working?

    I can't work out what model it is, but

    It says Virgin V Box and Pace.. on the front.

    Hope someone can help.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Assuming it's the older Pace 1/2/4000 then 20016 under the Pace brand, if I remember correctly. That said, I don't think they do a 'new' Pace one. They use Samsungs now. To be honest, I'd try and twist there arm for one of those instead of the Pace. :)
     
  3. BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    Doesn't he also have to turn off the mini menu or some such? I don't have Virgin but I remember others having problems with codes being told this.
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Indeed he does. I always forget that :( However, that's not really anything to do with the code used :)
     
  5. darrin1471

    darrin1471 New Member

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    Hi Dave
    I have heard of a new Virgin/Pace stb but have no further details. You may have one of the first available.
    Try and look for a model number and even a build date as I would love to know what stb you have.
    If it is a new model then it may be best to go straight to Pace customer services with the model number via email on
    ukcustomcare a t pacemicro d o t com
    (I am not allowed to post the email address as I have posted less than 5 times.)
    Please post any details you find out here.
    Darrin
     
  6. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I don't think Pace will know which code Tivo uses :) Tivo themselves might though. Call 0870 241 8486 and find out. Resident code-meister (and Forum Mod!) Gary might be able to help too; if and when he next appears :D
     
  7. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    Does having the menu turned on stop Tivo from being able to change the channel?

    I tried almost all of the codes last night and none of the would work :(
     
  8. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    Well it's a new installation, and I was expecting a samsung, but we got a Pace. *shrugs*
     
  9. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    Darrin,

    I'll have a look and see if I can find a build date and model number tonight.
     
  10. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Yes. Definitely.
     
  11. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    Ah, that might explain my problem then ;)
     
  12. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Also check your wands have not drifted down to the serial port on the back of the tivo.

    Probably a rebranded old pace, if not a 4000 you will need the IR converter as it will not understand the IR signals from tivo (About £8 on ebay), or ask on here, loads floating around.

    Also, since the upgrade of my 2000, I notice I get the channel change numbers (very small) in the top left, can not switch them off. Also I get the smartcard not inserted correctly a lot... A quick in and out then it is ok.. Annoying tho.
     
  13. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    It's a ditv-2000, does that mean I need an IR convertor?
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes. I do have a spare, but am reluctant to sell it on "just in case". I'm sure there'll be one on eBay :)
     
  15. Paperface

    Paperface New Member

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    Can you PM me a link, or give me search terms on ebay, as I'm not sure what I'm looking for.
     
  16. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Yes you do, mine is in use, I have no spare.

    Do a wanted on the UK forums, prob against the rules, but it should be ok. I think we have one on ebay at the moment.

    Shame they are giving you that old box... You could have it being "faulty" and see what they replace it with?.
     
  17. RichardJH

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  18. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yeah. I'd natter them stupid for a new Samsung :)

    Indeed. Not allowed to link directly, but search for eBay item # 270096369618.
     
  19. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Cheaper if you use my link
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Same guy though :p
     

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