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    i want multi room fitted but the tight gits at sky will not charge any less than 109 quid,ive heard virgin do a much better deal,anyone on here got virgin and if so would you recommend it over sky.or does anyone know of a way to get a deal with sky for multiroom thanks.

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    Sky will offer you the world if you tell them you want to quit

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    i tried that they told me they still wouldnt help me

    Depends on how far along the quitting road you go I suppose...they probably called your bluff

    i use a video sender - works if you dont wanna watch 2 diffent channels (plus no £10 per month subscription for multi-room)

    I phoned sky up about multi-room etc plus my skyplus box was going faulty all t he time and they wanted me to pay engineer 75.00 for just a call out and if box was faulty i would have to pay for the spare parts!!! to which i said no way, cause its funny how the box was ok before 12months was up then bang the 13th month the box starts to go faulty?
    So i thought i would get something done for free if i decided to cancel , so i phoned up and they put me through to cancellation and accepted it no problem, so ****** to Sky!!!!

    I've virgin and would recommend it to anyone its great, no extra charge for other box and it it develops a fault, just ring them up free and get boxed fixed free and its just as good as sky
    so Virgin get's the thumbs up from me

    hope this helps :thumbsup:

    Have you done a post code search on the Virgin Media website?

    Virgin have some good new member deals at the moment...

    Go through Quidco for £65 to start with

    "Sweet 16 Deal" ...£27pm for Phone/TV/10Mb BB Package (£11 line rental included in this price) + Free Wireless Router

    (£30 installation)

    I've virgin and would recommend it to anyone its great, no extra charge for other box and it it develops a fault, just ring them up free and get boxed fixed free and its just as good as sky
    so Virgin get's the thumbs up from me

    hope this helps :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

    Broadly agree, when it is working, however they are both the same when it comes to dealing with problems, not so good, u feel like the problem is yours!!

    Overall : My view, have tried both and Virgin is better, for example, Virgin it is all on fibre so the broadband is much better and Tv is less likely to suffer from weather problems, hiowever is if the cable get cut.............

    I am sure someone else can put a different view

    u pay the money and make your choice.

    ditto to the tried both...from experience if your with Sky, you can get the retension deals...as I was moving to a new house in a cabled area I really didnt want to keep sky as the new customer offer was superior at the time, but sky did offer sky+ when it was new'ish at the time for no extra charge, plus free months etc.

    Its the all-in-one'ness I like about Virgin

    With a new installation, it's amazing what some Sky installation engineers will do for cash! a quad LNB would be a good start (The LNB is the component located at the end of the arm projecting from the satellite dish). I got this supplied, fitted, and cabled to rooms of my choice for a tenner. Enables Satellite feed to PC, and three more for decoders around the house.....

    The £75 should cover their Bull ****, call-out, Repair, Spare Parts, Labour and if needed a Replacement. oh if they do book you an engineer they will try and sell you the other Bull-**** service called the Sky Protect, just tell them to Shove it up their backside.

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    i use a video sender - works if you dont wanna watch 2 diffent channels … i use a video sender - works if you dont wanna watch 2 diffent channels (plus no £10 per month subscription for multi-room)



    Am intrigued. What is this, how much and where can I get it from.

    Thanks

    Andina;4027372

    Am intrigued. What is this, how much and where can I get it from. Thanks




    Any decent high street store, Argos, Maplin, Ive even seen one in Tesco.

    There not expensive £30 MAX!

    I would recommend wireless ones purely as there smarter and theres no cable running up from your TV downstairs to the TV upstairs.

    im with virgin and would recommend it over sky, i have broadband, telephone line with free calls, extra large tv package, movie channels, v+ box in front room and 2 additional boxes for my sons bedrooms even got wireless router for free. This cost me £60 a month and any time i have trouble with a box they come out and fix it free very quickly or replace it there and then. Also a great thing is if you ring up because the picture keeps freezing or something wrong with veiwing they give you a discount. I also moved recently and the new property had no cable at all installed so they came round was here for 2 hours installing cable upstairs in 2 rooms, front room and put a phone line in too for free. It works out to have 2 additional boxes in different rooms an extra £10 a month.

    Banned

    I'm with Virgin and apart from the occasional broadband being down for an hour or so I've never had a problem. Sky are offering £50 M&S vouchers to new customers - why not ask them if you can have the vouchers if you get the multiroom, then it costs you effectively £59?
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