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    sky, virgin, bt?

    Dunno if it's in the correct category so apologies if not, but currently with virgin tv there top package, fastest broadband available, but not even hitting above 80mb even they say it should be 200mb,ive done all the tweaking possible in the house to improve the service but that's it! Tivo box so slow to operate again done all the updates & tweaks on that but still hard& slow to navigate thru, so fed up with that now, looking at moving provider's in the next 2months so I'm now looking around, I've been with b4 so know what there like, just wondering what BT are like because there coming in at a reasonable price? Any information & help greatly appreciated.

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    BT are OK in a newish build house but anything solid brick and their router signal is shocking.
    Good to grab the introduction MasterCard offers.

    80mb is way more than enough, i think your issues are caused by something else.

    Sky all the way.

    Virgin Media

    I'm we Virgin the speed I get is crap and prices keep goin up I tryed bt I didn't like sky wud probably be my next option

    virgin for broadband. sky for tv.

    Original Poster

    Correct 80mb is enough but when you buy a service that offers 200mb I'd like it somewhere near there & to be fair 80mb is very rare norm around the 40mb mark & yes virgin seem 2b putting there's prices up & up

    We've had all 3 at one time or another, currently with sky on there fibre Max package and getting 80/20, never noticed a difference between bt and sky for fibre apart from the router which I prefer sky's new Q hub. Virgin were dreadful for us never got the speeds we expected and lots more dropouts and downtime. Probably sky would be my favourite overall especially with the TV packages but I would still go with the better deal and cash back wether it be BT or sky. The BT fibre top package with TV and 4k sports for £57pm and the MasterCard/cash back looks good right now.

    BT been great with me so far-thick walls and no probs with router.

    fluff45

    Correct 80mb is enough but when you buy a service that offers 200mb I'd … Correct 80mb is enough but when you buy a service that offers 200mb I'd like it somewhere near there & to be fair 80mb is very rare norm around the 40mb mark & yes virgin seem 2b putting there's prices up & up



    Are you aware that most devices can't hit 200Mb over wifi, only the most modern tech, and many over Ethernet might not be able to get that either. Just because it's advertised doesn't mean you have the tech to support it. If you do have the tech call virgin and ask for a senior engineer to come out and if your area isn't over subscribed then they should be able to get it for you, happened to us when we first got it a few years ago, turned out the cabinet at the front of the estate was goosed and no one had called them. If you are over subscribe area then that's the best you can hope for but even that will be better than the rest. Just make sure you aren't paying full price for any of the services you get no one should be paying full price.

    stay away from Virgin I have had nothing but lies from them .I have been with them since they took over Yorkshire Cable .Left them in September after yet another increase on price and drop in service .Went to Sky much faster and cheaper .

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    anthea

    stay away from Virgin I have had nothing but lies from them .I have … stay away from Virgin I have had nothing but lies from them .I have been with them since they took over Yorkshire Cable .Left them in September after yet another increase on price and drop in service .Went to Sky much faster and cheaper .



    ​Yes aware that you need top spec equipment to achieve the best speeds, but I'm not even hitting over 50mb on WiFi which is fine as per say! But with the equipment we have should be getting a little bit more than that, but I'll be honest I think I could live with that as such, it's the whole virgin package that I've not been pleased with! Done sky would go back deffo but BT is coming in competitive so that's why I ask this question! Many thanks tho.

    And just to swing the balance I've never had any problems with Virgin, getting solid 70mbps and used to be on 200Mbps and that was solid too.
    I packed in paying for virgin TV though and got a Gigablue box instead (similar to Zgemma). Saving loads of money by doing so.
    Edited by: "118luke" 8th Jan

    Original Poster

    Zgemma I've heard of but gigablue box I'll have a look into, already got a fire stick which I've done myself if get what I'm saying

    Highly recommend Gigablue, just as good as the VU+ boxes but half the price. I have an original zgemma box and it's a bit sluggish. The newer ones are supposed to be better though.

    Original Poster

    How much we talking for the gigablue box & is it easy set up?

    thedvdmonster

    BT are OK in a newish build house but anything solid brick and their … BT are OK in a newish build house but anything solid brick and their router signal is shocking. Good to grab the introduction MasterCard offers.



    Depends on the hub, All new Infinity orders get a smart hub, mine works perfectly in a 50+ year old ex-council house, standard broadband you'd get either a hub 4 or 5

    Single Tuner version:
    world-of-satellite.co.uk/GiG…-t2

    Dual Tuner Version:
    world-of-satellite.co.uk/GiG…-t2

    The single tuner one is the box i have got, though i wish i had a twin tuner one now. Had it for 3 years now and its been faultless. A Sub on ebay is around £25-40 for 12 months.

    You could also go for the quad tuner if you like to record multiple programs at once:
    world-of-satellite.co.uk/Xtr…b-c

    Ill PM you a guide on how to set up as well if you are interested
    Edited by: "118luke" 8th Jan

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    118luke

    Single Tuner … Single Tuner version:http://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/GiGaBlue/Gigablue-HD-Ultra-UE-Combo-1x-dvb-s-s2-1x-hybrid-dvb-c-t-t2Dual Tuner Version:http://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/GiGaBlue/Gigablue-HD-Ultra-UE-Combo-1x-dvb-s-s2-2x-hybrid-dvb-c-t-t2The single tuner one is the box i have got, though i wish i had a twin tuner one now. Had it for 3 years now and its been faultless. A Sub on ebay is around £25-40 for 12 months. You could also go for the quad tuner if you like to record multiple programs at once:http://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/Xtrend-ET8500-4x-DVB-C-T-T2?filter_name=dvb-cIll PM you a guide on how to set up as well if you are interested



    ​That'll be great cheers.
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