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    After the last round of Virgin price hike, I decided enough was enough and left,
    I ended up going with the sky deal:

    Sky Q 1TB box
    Box Sets + 80 channels
    talk line rental
    talk anytime extra
    Sky Fibre Max
    Sky Q Hub
    £26 per month

    When my sky broadband router came and all I saw on the back was a phone cable port, I immediately started to panic and regretting my decision. What sort of internet had I just bought!

    Anyway my sky was connecting 10 minuets ago and I did my first speed test, IM pleasantly surprised at how fast it is. I would definitely recommend anyone who has never changed to take the leap of faith.
    speedtest.net/my-…510

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    same boat but im getting 10 meg download but everything ive tried just works. nowtv, plex, Netflix, no buffer, works pretty much straight away. so yeah, abit weird going from 70meg speed to 10 but it works and that's all that matters.

    Original Poster

    just did my first two games on rocket league my latency is 12 and second game was 17, on v media it was about 24

    Original Poster

    it's a really stable connection too. the line is straight http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n190/skunk_monkey/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2016-10-07-11-59-03_zps5l5elouc.png

    Good deal.

    Latency is more influenced on peering and routing from sky's network to where the game servers are located. You can have an ADSL package and achieve roughly the same latency.

    As much as I hate the price of Virgin. I get great results for gaming.
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/5695026929.png

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    EN1GMA

    same boat but im getting 10 meg download but everything ive tried just … same boat but im getting 10 meg download but everything ive tried just works. nowtv, plex, Netflix, no buffer, works pretty much straight away. so yeah, abit weird going from 70meg speed to 10 but it works and that's all that matters.



    Do all the other services work ok in HD?

    I took the same deal as OP but with the standard broadband as I can't get fibre but damn it's pretty good for ADSL!
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/5695117029.png

    Forever stuck on VM for BB at least for now however, no way could I wait 6+ hrs for game downloads:
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/5695119617.png
    Edited by: "kiish" 7th Oct 2016

    mranderson1971

    As much as I hate the price of Virgin. I get great results for gaming.



    I hate you!

    Original Poster

    mranderson1971

    As much as I hate the price of Virgin. I get great results for gaming.

    but skys upload is higher. virgins download is amazing, but how come they allocate so little to uploading? do they have to pay more bandwidth to upload or something?

    frakison

    I hate you!



    I am paying a fortune though.

    brendanhickey

    but skys upload is higher. virgins download is amazing, but how come … but skys upload is higher. virgins download is amazing, but how come they allocate so little to uploading? do they have to pay more bandwidth to upload or something?


    I have no idea why they don't improve it but I guess it is a cost issue. It would annoy me if I uploaded a lot but that speed is fine for everything else. For those heavy torrenters might be an issue.

    mranderson1971

    I have no idea why they don't improve it but I guess it is a cost issue. … I have no idea why they don't improve it but I guess it is a cost issue. It would annoy me if I uploaded a lot but that speed is fine for everything else. For those heavy torrenters might be an issue.



    There's always the gamer package for 20Mb upload

    virginmedia.com/sho…tml

    kiish

    There's always the gamer package for 20Mb upload … There's always the gamer package for 20Mb upload :Dhttp://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/vivid-gamer.html


    Yes ha ha

    U never got that for 26 a month all in.

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    lindus

    U never got that for 26 a month all in.


    hotukdeals.com/dea…306

    lindus

    U never got that for 26 a month all in.



    I got it with normal BB for £16.31 and a free upgrade to 2TB Sky Q box too

    MrScotchBonnet

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huge-sky-package-for-26-31-pm-skyq-1tb-box-family-bundle-superfast-unlimited-internet-2518306



    ​U must pay line rental though?!

    Original Poster

    lindus

    ​U must pay line rental though?!



    ​no its all included and free installation.
    Edited by: "brendanhickey" 8th Oct 2016

    £15 for sky 40mb fibre including line rental saving me £300 a year on what vm wanted, never thought i would leave vm but so glad i did.

    I just quit Virgin as they wanted £40+ just for broadband, I haggled them down to £22 but mse did a sky adsl deal that works out £5.33 after cashback etc... including line rental. The theory was if adsl was crap I could upgrade for about £10 more but I'm more than happy on adsl. I get 17mbps down and 1.2 up. Considering netflix and youtube at 1080p need about 4mbps its plenty, I have tried it with 3 at the same time and no problems. Cable and fibre are very much oversold for the average user in my opinion, although it does depend on your area.

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    bazray

    I just quit Virgin as they wanted £40+ just for broadband, I haggled them … I just quit Virgin as they wanted £40+ just for broadband, I haggled them down to £22 but mse did a sky adsl deal that works out £5.33 after cashback etc... including line rental. The theory was if adsl was crap I could upgrade for about £10 more but I'm more than happy on adsl. I get 17mbps down and 1.2 up. Considering netflix and youtube at 1080p need about 4mbps its plenty, I have tried it with 3 at the same time and no problems. Cable and fibre are very much oversold for the average user in my opinion, although it does depend on your area.



    You just echo what a lot of us on here were worried about, leaving VM because of price but worried about the ADSL... so glad I switched too, I was on 70mb but the sky connection seems more stable to me and also get around 20mb! it's awesome.
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