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MarkM
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   3rd Aug 09 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This has probably been asked a thousand times on here but I haven't stumped up 12.50 so can't search for threads so meh.

Currently with SKY and have:

Standard Box
3 of those Variety packs
Sky Sports package
Base BB
Free Evening and weekend calls including 0 line rental.

All for 37.50 pm.

When I move I want HD so have been offered the above package plus a free HD box with a 30 installation charge (I could probably push for this to be waivered). Then there would be the 9.75 HD package charge per month. So in total 47.25 per month.

Just tried to price up a similar package on VM and it seems a lot more.

Anyway my question is: Who provides the better HD service...SKY or VM?

MarkM
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3rd Aug 09 at 14:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does Nismo still work for SKY?
Scotty_B
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3rd Aug 09 at 14:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sky by a country mile, something like 40 vs 8 HD channels.

However VMs upscaling of normal SD material is much better and the extra tuner is a godsend especially if you have kids and don't get time to watch fuck all until they are in bed.

[Edited on 03-08-2009 by CorSRi_BT]
Dom
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3rd Aug 09 at 14:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Currently Sky offer more HD channels although VM are adding a load more towards the end of the year. Although with VM HD the box has an extra tuner, so record 2 channels whilst watching a third etc Plus you have VOD with VM. Although you have a better interface/menu system with Sky.

Have a look >HERE<
Conway563
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I went for Sky simply because if I wanted to add the Sports onto VM it was something rediculous (sp?) like 35 extra a month
MarkM
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3rd Aug 09 at 15:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Conway563
I went for Sky simply because if I wanted to add the Sports onto VM it was something rediculous (sp?) like 35 extra a month


Thats exactly what I have just found...the package similar to the one with SKY posted above comes to about 80 odd a month...
taylorboosh
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4th Aug 09 at 08:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sky was the best i checked them all, infact if you wanna be arsed bt vision gives a full package for 19.57 pm in hd with free box and set up etc, only thing is the football is delayed, but you do have to have bt broadband for that
MarkM
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quote:
Originally posted by john-d
sky was the best i checked them all, infact if you wanna be arsed bt vision gives a full package for 19.57 pm in hd with free box and set up etc, only thing is the football is delayed, but you do have to have bt broadband for that


Ideally I would like VM Broadband and SKY TV and phone but its looking like the three service package I mentioned above by SKY is the cheapest.

Will be arranging for them to install SKY HD at my new house the day after I move in.

sloworm
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4th Aug 09 at 09:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

VM will have ESPN for free this season aswell, so 40 odd extra prem games for nothing...
MarkM
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quote:
Originally posted by sloworm
VM will have ESPN for free this season aswell, so 40 odd extra prem games for nothing...


Thats the old Setanta package and 10 or so PM on SKY...for the 2 or 3 games a season I would watch I would sooner save the 120 (yearly) and go the pub.



[Edited on 04-08-2009 by MarkM]
Conway563
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4th Aug 09 at 10:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's 9 a month if you've got the sports package or 12 if you haven't.
I'm tempted just for the UFC but need to try and talk the mrs round
MarkM
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4th Aug 09 at 11:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Conway563
It's 9 a month if you've got the sports package or 12 if you haven't.
I'm tempted just for the UFC but need to try and talk the mrs round


Not worth it IMO.
bubble
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4th Aug 09 at 11:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have had both, vm is the way for me, only 8 hd channels but there standard channels are awesome quality anyway!!!
Shane
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4th Aug 09 at 12:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i would pick sky over VM anyday, also seems easier to use
Scotty_B
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4th Aug 09 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Shane
i would pick sky over VM anyday, also seems easier to use


Don't agree at all. The fact there is no back channel button, and you can't scroll through the mini guide without changing channels is a ballache.
Conway563
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quote:
Originally posted by CorSRi_BT
Don't agree at all. The fact there is no back channel button


That's one of the updates on the new HD menu though AFAIK

[Edited on 04-08-2009 by Conway563]
James_DT
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4th Aug 09 at 13:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by CorSRi_BT
quote:
Originally posted by Shane
i would pick sky over VM anyday, also seems easier to use


Don't agree at all. The fact there is no back channel button, and you can't scroll through the mini guide without changing channels is a ballache.

Haven't had Sky for a couple of years, but you could always scroll through the mini guide without changing channels.
MarkM
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4th Aug 09 at 14:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes James you're correct.
MarkM
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I'm also not bothered if the SKY interface takes me 0.5 seconds longer to find a channel. Its the content thats most important.

Besides I have had sky for years now so know how to naviagte the menus quickly.
Scotty_B
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4th Aug 09 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MarkM
Yes James you're correct.


I couldn't do it with Sky+. probably just me being a mong.
dannymccann
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I know what you mean CorSRi, you mean have a small TV picture in the corner and a smaller but still complete TV guide on the screen at the same time, not just that shitty box at the bottom going through each channel 1 by 1
Cavey
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4th Aug 09 at 15:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That's being changed in the update EPG, has a small live tv box in the top corner then a 6 channel at a time, 2 hour view, or something similar
Bart
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4th Aug 09 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Indeed, Sky are currently upgrading their HD EPG.

Im not sure what the VM EPG is like, but it used to be pish slow which put alot of people off.
John
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The virgin epg is still as bad as it's always been, I get fed up and give the control to somebody else after 2 minutes whenever i'm near one.

 
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