Hi thanks for the info i got a box off my mate that he used and this wouldnt work on my line but my virgin box works fine so it looks like they have clued up and managed to scramble the signal. Maybe someone will find a way of doing the newer boxes and solving your problem.
I cant see the firmware programmes being able to get round the scrambled signal on the older boxes so i think its a case of waiting till the new boxes can be sorted if i hear anythink ill post back a message for you hear.
I spoke to a mate who works with virgin as a tech and he said ha has seen a couple of boxes that he took of people that could view all channels so what he done was kept a box for himself and he is going to get back to me when he gets chance to look at whats been changed on the box.
Till now he thought it wasnt possible but when virgin called him to collect the boxes as they were being used when they wasnt paying subscription cus he said virgin can see what your watching now where as the ntl boxes couldnt do this.
But he said they wouldnt have got caught if they paid for the basic package because he said virgin found out the signal was coming from their addresse without them paying for using the box, so he said if you paid for the basic package then you wouldnt get caught so what hes going to do is find out how they hacked the box and then he will let me know ok then ill let you know ok.
The only problem you might have is getting the new virgin box he said the only way he can see round this is if you piad for basic package then have the box upgraded then at least virgin would know you had a box and would be less obvious what was happening ok.
So ill post message back for you in the next week or so ok
so speak soon, also if you find anything out then let me know ok