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Old 14-01-2018, 14:34   #181
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Just checked and it is 21 a month. Maybe you only saved about 9 a month because changing your package resulted in you losing previous discounts that were applied??
Possibly, although that was supposed to be off the non-discounted price.

As I said in previous post, it is difficult to see what the standard price is.
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Old 14-01-2018, 18:46   #182
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Are we getting any more new channels coming to virgin media this year?
Apps rather than channels probably.
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Apps rather than channels probably.
I hope so! Amazon and WWE network can't be too hard to port over surely! Youtube and netflix are great on the V6
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BBC Alba was on vm when the channel 1st launched in the 00's!
BBC Alba was launched on 19 September 2008 but some shows was added on Virgin Media via BBC iPlayer from launch but BBC Alba did launch in Scotland on Virgin Media May 18th 2011.

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Are we getting any more new channels coming to virgin media this year?
Not been given any information on any more channels testing as of December 2017.

Some new channels may launch by end of 2018.

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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Amazon with HDR would be good - although would be a premium option.

WWE Network would be nice also.
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I hope so! Amazon and WWE network can't be too hard to port over surely! Youtube and netflix are great on the V6
Given that VM have embraced Netflix, I really find it hard to understand why it is that we haven't got more apps.

Clearly, Amazon has thrown up some issues because it now includes some Amazon channels that duplicate what is on VM, but if the app is only made available to 'Full House' subscribers who pay VM for the duplicate channels in their packages, I fail to see what the problem is.

Streaming is the future (though some may opt out) and Virgin need to embrace it fully so that all these services are available on their box. That would be their USP, together with their fast broadband service.

Hopefully, 2018 will start to bring all this to fruition, with UHD coming to us through these services and also by way of on demand.
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Given that VM have embraced Netflix, I really find it hard to understand why it is that we haven't got more apps.

Clearly, Amazon has thrown up some issues because it now includes some Amazon channels that duplicate what is on VM, but if the app is only made available to 'Full House' subscribers who pay VM for the duplicate channels in their packages, I fail to see what the problem is.

Streaming is the future (though some may opt out) and Virgin need to embrace it fully so that all these services are available on their box. That would be their USP, together with their fast broadband service.

Hopefully, 2018 will start to bring all this to fruition, with UHD coming to us through these services and also by way of on demand.
I thought this was the whole point of the tivo v6. Virgin Media are usually so lazy and don't really do anything unless they have to. Yet they launched a superior product to Sky Q (in my eyes), brag about their broadband speeds being so great but don't actually take advantage of the tivo v6.

i assume laziness has set in again rather than exploiting the quality of the v6 and their broadband speeds by offering a wide range of apps. How can amazon reject it?

"hey amazon will you let us offer your app on our tivo so people can buy and watch your shows?"
"no...we dont want to make money"

Has to be laziness or cheap virgin since liberty rammed in and decided "lets increase prices massively above inflation each year but never try to challenge other services"

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I thought this was the whole point of the tivo v6. Virgin Media are usually so lazy and don't really do anything unless they have to. Yet they launched a superior product to Sky Q (in my eyes), brag about their broadband speeds being so great but don't actually take advantage of the tivo v6.

i assume laziness has set in again rather than exploiting the quality of the v6 and their broadband speeds by offering a wide range of apps. How can amazon reject it?

"hey amazon will you let us offer your app on our tivo so people can buy and watch your shows?"
"no...we dont want to make money"

Has to be laziness or cheap virgin since liberty rammed in and decided "lets increase prices massively above inflation each year but never try to challenge other services"
I can assure you from various review sources the SKYQ is far superior to the V6, the v6 is a cracking bit of kit though but nowhere near the level of SKYQ.
As for broadband another thing vm are starting to fall behind on with companies like hyperoptic, gigaclear having 1gbs service and BT, Talktalk and SKY rolling out 330mbs too.
Although i was chatting to a vm engineer today just a passing chat he was cabling up a neighbour and i asked him about vms bb and he said they're trialing faster speeds but he not allowed to say what.
I think it's the 1gbs i mentioned at the final quarter of last year.
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I can assure you from various review sources the SKYQ is far superior to the V6, the v6 is a cracking bit of kit though but nowhere near the level of SKYQ.
As for broadband another thing vm are starting to fall behind on with companies like hyperoptic, gigaclear having 1gbs service and BT, Talktalk and SKY rolling out 330mbs too.
Although i was chatting to a vm engineer today just a passing chat he was cabling up a neighbour and i asked him about vms bb and he said they're trialing faster speeds but he not allowed to say what.
I think it's the 1gbs i mentioned at the final quarter of last year.
The thing is mate you don't really need those really high speeds to get a decent stream, this is why I think that Sky will come out on top when they introduce Sky Q, without the need for a big ugly dish on the outside of your house.
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The thing is mate you don't really need those really high speeds to get a decent stream, this is why I think that Sky will come out on top when they introduce Sky Q, without the need for a big ugly dish on the outside of your house.
This is true mate, i get perfectly solid 1080p streams on my 38mbs connection, this also streams my gaming from both pc and ps4 to twitch with no problems at all.
Also it's perfectly fine for live sports aka nbcsport, espn i get the full 1080p quality stream with loads of bandwidth left to play with.
However i think big households who use a lot of devices would certainly benefit from high speeds, but my 38mbs is fine for me on my own and i'm a pro gamer.
When SKYQ online comes this year 38mbs will be perfectly fine for it in small households, most people will be fine with the 80mbs too.
Although info we have is all fibre isps that use Openreaches network are going to move 38mbs to 52mbs anyway over the next 2 years.
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I can assure you from various review sources the SKYQ is far superior to the V6, the v6 is a cracking bit of kit though but nowhere near the level of SKYQ.
As for broadband another thing vm are starting to fall behind on with companies like hyperoptic, gigaclear having 1gbs service and BT, Talktalk and SKY rolling out 330mbs too.
Although i was chatting to a vm engineer today just a passing chat he was cabling up a neighbour and i asked him about vms bb and he said they're trialing faster speeds but he not allowed to say what.
I think it's the 1gbs i mentioned at the final quarter of last year.
Sky Q and the V6 both do much the same thing, so I don't believe the reviews that put the Sky Q ahead. I do think the Sky Q UI is better, but that's not the fault of the V6.

The main difference that I can see is that whereas you get a V6 for every room so you have your own recordings on each box, which are all linked together, with the Sky Q you have these mini-boxes which take their recordings from just one box.

What are the other significant differences?
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There is no HD charge on Sky Movies now , I believe it changed at the beginning of last year. Sky sports still has HD tax on it.
Although the lack of HD OnDemand with Sky Sports/Cinema is a bit of a bugbear. Granted with the sports, live broadcast channels are the main thing - and with cinema, it's always better to record films to watch at convenience (and not get caught with tuner clashes) than rely on OD... But there does seem to be less and less Sky HD content available as time goes on.
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Although the lack of HD OnDemand with Sky Sports/Cinema is a bit of a bugbear. Granted with the sports, live broadcast channels are the main thing - and with cinema, it's always better to record films to watch at convenience (and not get caught with tuner clashes) than rely on OD... But there does seem to be less and less Sky HD content available as time goes on.
I bookmark all my films now rather than record them as they take up too much room on my box and I end up deleting them because we tend to watch TV series rather than films most of the time.

I couldn't do this with the Tivo because of the lack of tuners, as you say, but this is not a problem with the V6.
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