Sky Vs. Virgin Media *Discussion*

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Sky Vs. Virgin


Sky:
A lot more Channels
More HD Channels

Virgin:
Better Broadband
OD Services
Cheaper Multiroom


I'm interested in everyone's opinions about these 2 companies i have been offered;

TV XL + Movies and Sports in HD
M Phone
L Broadband
2 Additional Boxes for other rooms

£85

Please let me know,

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The only thing I miss about sky (since going to freesat) is the remote & easy to use interface. If humax could sort that out I'd be laughing.

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g1bbuk

The only thing I miss about sky (since going to freesat) is the remote & … The only thing I miss about sky (since going to freesat) is the remote & easy to use interface. If humax could sort that out I'd be laughing.


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Ahhh, so freesat is good but dont they have limited channels?

If you go for Virgin via Quidco you can get £165cashback - ends tomorrow!

I'd love to try and get a cheaper deal, and better service, but i just love having all my programmes their and easy to ccess with sky.

With V+ you can record 2 channels and watch a third. Most HD channels free on VM, only pay additional charge for Sports and Movies. Box isn't yours to own so if it breaks a year after you got it, there's no fixing/call out costs. VM's on demand service is extensive.

Sky do have 3D channels launching, also offer on demand online and the catch up service through your box. Larger recording capacity available on Sky+. Also have Sky Anytime service.


Everyone I know is generally happy with their services and there doesn't seem to be a huge difference in service or product. Don't forget to consider Quidco or similar in your equation.

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Quidico, never even thought about that, SKY have OD? like Iplayer

Virgin cheaper for me...and they repair the tv box if it brakes

monkey_whiskers

http://skyplayer.sky.com/aboutskyplayer/sky-on-demand.htmlThere is also a … http://skyplayer.sky.com/aboutskyplayer/sky-on-demand.htmlThere is also a kind of catch up service on +boxes. Part of the hard drive is reserved for these progs and it has your general popular ones on there to watch on your TV. Always forget what it's called....


sky anytime, it's quite limited

quote]sky anytime, it's quite limited[/quote]

Just edited, did remember eventually.;)

I've had a lot of probems with sky boxes, but they give you used replacement boxes, then want to charge you £65 each time to come out and give you another used box. My brother had virgin, then just got rid of them all and downloads eveything.

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bargainhunter2009

Virgin cheaper for me...and they repair the tv box if it brakes



but wont sky replace your box within the 12 month, and after the 12month if you renew your subscription they will

D4ND4N

but wont sky replace your box within the 12 month, and after the 12month … but wont sky replace your box within the 12 month, and after the 12month if you renew your subscription they will


i was never offered this , my box went 1 month after the 1 year warrenty ran out, they'd promised to pay to have my telephone line installed, and never did so they gave us a free box, that packed up less than a month later, they wanted to try and charge me again, and i only got another free box because i changed my line rental to them.

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are you already a customer with any of them?

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are half the sky channels cr*p or all they all worth watching, or does virgin have just as much good channels as sky

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RFC

are you already a customer with any of them?



Yeah Virgin, but i need the additional boxes, and the only reason i have not chose sky is due to there broadband

D4ND4N

Yeah Virgin, but i need the additional boxes, and the only reason i have … Yeah Virgin, but i need the additional boxes, and the only reason i have not chose sky is due to there broadband


I have sky broadband havent had any problems.

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more than 12 months ,mate

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Randa1

I have sky broadband havent had any problems.



I would only get 8mb max where i live, and 10mb is just about good enuff

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Yeah, 12months +

D4ND4N

I would only get 8mb max where i live, and 10mb is just about good enuff … I would only get 8mb max where i live, and 10mb is just about good enuff


i dont know that much about it as long as it only takes 20 mins to download a film, and i can watch greys anatomy on skyplayer i'm happy broadband wise..

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D4ND4N

Yeah, 12months +

reason i am asking pal is ,i phoned them to two weeks ago,with intention of reducing bill £55 for 3 sevices..told them alot of carp about sky offering this an that(pish).BTW after twelve months you have got ask for retensions the bams on the normal number do not have the power to offer you anything.

Got
XL TV HD V+BOX
XL BROADBAND "20 MEG"
XL PHONE "UNLIMITED NIGHT AND DAY"
MULTIROOM FOR ONE ROOM

for£45 a month ,which i thought was cheap...

they will barter if you threaten to leave.....

RFC

reason i am asking pal is ,i phoned them to two weeks ago,with intention … reason i am asking pal is ,i phoned them to two weeks ago,with intention of reducing bill £55 for 3 sevices..told them alot of carp about sky offering this an that(pish).BTW after twelve months you have got ask for retensions the bams on the normal number do not have the power to offer you anything.GotXL TV HD V+BOXXL BROADBAND "20 MEG"XL PHONE "UNLIMITED NIGHT AND DAY"MULTIROOM FOR ONE ROOMfor£45 a month ,which i thought was cheap...they will barter if you threaten to leave.....


Do you think they would do this for new customers as well? maybe they would offer me even better to bring me over to the darkside!

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RFC

reason i am asking pal is ,i phoned them to two weeks ago,with intention … reason i am asking pal is ,i phoned them to two weeks ago,with intention of reducing bill £55 for 3 sevices..told them alot of carp about sky offering this an that(pish).BTW after twelve months you have got ask for retensions the bams on the normal number do not have the power to offer you anything.GotXL TV HD V+BOXXL BROADBAND "20 MEG"XL PHONE "UNLIMITED NIGHT AND DAY"MULTIROOM FOR ONE ROOMfor£45 a month ,which i thought was cheap...they will barter if you threaten to leave.....



Told them i was leaving to Sky due to them offering me a better package, they was more or less like leave idc lol. they said the best they can do is 85£

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Randa1

Do you think they would do this for new customers as well? maybe they … Do you think they would do this for new customers as well? maybe they would offer me even better to bring me over to the darkside!



maybe ,you can only ask !

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D4ND4N

Told them i was leaving to Sky due to them offering me a better package, … Told them i was leaving to Sky due to them offering me a better package, they was more or less like leave idc lol. they said the best they can do is 85£


RFC

maybe ,you can only ask !



cancel then,they will give you a date 30 days from cancelation to collect boxes,stuff...call their bluff mate retensions will call you within a week "trust me " done it about 3 times now,seriously what have you got to lose..if they dont just call them back before the 30 days,its the only way they will take you seriously ,and as i said only speak to retensions and barter their asses off ,once you are happy with the deal ,do the 12 month contract!
Edited by: "RFC" 23rd Sep 2010

With sky you have to say your going to leave and ask to be transferred to the cancelation department only when you get put through to them can you really start to barter.
Edited by: "Randa1" 23rd Sep 2010

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Randa1

With sky you have to say your going to leave and ask to be transferred to … With sky you have to say your going to leave and ask to be transferred to the cancelation department only when you get put through to them can you really start to barter.



as above!!!

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Do they cut my line of straight away? becuase i would still love the internet to be on lol

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30 days.........................................thats the cancellation period for you and them.

go for it even if you save a £20 thats £240 a year ,a lot of dough!

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if i save 20£ for the package, thts what i want lol. so they cut me off in 30days, either way

D4ND4N

if i save 20£ for the package, thts what i want lol. so they cut me off … if i save 20£ for the package, thts what i want lol. so they cut me off in 30days, either way



there not going to cut you off straight away because they want you to change your mind, i might get that far with sky, but sadly it would take serious study of virgin channels, to make sure they have my fave programmes.

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D4ND4N

if i save 20£ for the package, thts what i want lol. so they cut me off … if i save 20£ for the package, thts what i want lol. so they cut me off in 30days, either way



ffs, if it comes to that which it wont, call them after 29 days......back on no probs.


OK

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RFC

ffs, if it comes to that which it wont, call them after 29 days......back … ffs, if it comes to that which it wont, call them after 29 days......back on no probs.Cheers :)OK

g1bbuk

The only thing I miss about sky (since going to freesat) is the remote & … The only thing I miss about sky (since going to freesat) is the remote & easy to use interface. If humax could sort that out I'd be laughing.

have you ever tried to phone them at least you get a answer from virgin more so when you have a problem.

bighoss2

have you ever tried to phone them at least you get a answer from virgin … have you ever tried to phone them at least you get a answer from virgin more so when you have a problem.


i've never had a problem getting through.
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