Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > Virgin Media Services > Virgin Media TV Service

Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2019, 17:06   #1816
denphone
Still alive and fighting
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 51,458
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Can't say I find Sky's SD channel quality to be bad. But we have a Full HD 32 inch screen which we are perfectly happy with, maybe it's the bigger screens it becomes an issue.
Ours is a 43 inch TV.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 09-09-2019, 17:07   #1817
alwaysabear
RIp Sweetness
 
alwaysabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: S Essex
Services: TiVo Full house sports bundle,Vivid 200, SHUB 2ac, talk more anytime.
Posts: 2,328
alwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appeal
alwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appealalwaysabear has a bronzed appeal
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Can't say I find Sky's SD channel quality to be bad. But we have a Full HD 32 inch screen which we are perfectly happy with, maybe it's the bigger screens it becomes an issue.
Yes, its all about the screen size on my 49" tv piture quality in sd on sky is not the best.
alwaysabear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 08:39   #1818
fox35
cf.member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 53
fox35 will become famous soon enoughfox35 will become famous soon enoughfox35 will become famous soon enough
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Can't say I find Sky's SD channel quality to be bad. But we have a Full HD 32 inch screen which we are perfectly happy with, maybe it's the bigger screens it becomes an issue.
You may well be right. I've tried changing my V6 settings from 1080p down to the other resolutions including 576i, but noticed no real difference. However, when I switched my 43" TV screen size from 16:9 ratio to 4:3, I did notice PQ improved slightly on all the SD channels.
fox35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 08:50   #1819
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 752
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fox35 View Post
You may well be right. I've tried changing my V6 settings from 1080p down to the other resolutions including 576i, but noticed no real difference. However, when I switched my 43" TV screen size from 16:9 ratio to 4:3, I did notice PQ improved slightly on all the SD channels.
Since you mention settings, the 32 inch Full HD screen I previously mentioned is set to 1080p. Our previous TV was set the same, and was also 32 inch, but it had a non-standard resolution that wasn't quite Full HD, but was higher than 720p and would happily downscale a Full HD signal to this in-between resolution. So I noticed a little difference when we got a new TV a couple years ago, but mostly for the better, as would be expected.
cheekyangus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 09:18   #1820
fox35
cf.member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 53
fox35 will become famous soon enoughfox35 will become famous soon enoughfox35 will become famous soon enough
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Since you mention settings, the 32 inch Full HD screen I previously mentioned is set to 1080p. Our previous TV was set the same, and was also 32 inch, but it had a non-standard resolution that wasn't quite Full HD, but was higher than 720p and would happily downscale a Full HD signal to this in-between resolution. So I noticed a little difference when we got a new TV a couple years ago, but mostly for the better, as would be expected.
Sounds like my TV is the same as your old one. It is a 9 year old Samsung plasma 768p HD ready, that manages to upscale and downscale usually fine. I do probably need to upgrade to a modern swish full HD/UHD led, but cant justify the cost yet until this one dies and its still going strong! Damn! LOL!
fox35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 11:01   #1821
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 752
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fox35 View Post
Sounds like my TV is the same as your old one. It is a 9 year old Samsung plasma 768p HD ready, that manages to upscale and downscale usually fine. I do probably need to upgrade to a modern swish full HD/UHD led, but cant justify the cost yet until this one dies and its still going strong! Damn! LOL!
Quite.

Our Bravia was 10+ years old before it finally failed. There wasn't going to be regular UHD content, so there was no need for replacing with UHD screen, especially when UHD doesn't come in screens that small (not that I call it small), and a bigger than 32 inch screen wouldn't suit the living room. So we decided to save money on a replacement and just get an HD screen. It made sense to get a Full HD one rather than another in-between one, so we did upgrade. The funniest bit was the progress in LCD technology meant the new 32 inch screen was much smaller than the old one, simply because the screen frame was much smaller...and the unit much thinner too. So the added benefit was the living room felt bigger!

The replacement was a third of the £ of the original, and that's not inflation adjusted.
cheekyangus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 11:54   #1822
Media Boy
GOT NEWS? PM us
 
Media Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Media Boy HQ
Posts: 12,670
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Media Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny starsMedia Boy has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by oliver1948uk View Post
I can confirm that Notts TV is broadcasting on VM channel 159 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 9 September 2019
Quote:
Originally Posted by newapollo View Post
I can confirm that Teesside TV is still broadcasting on VM channel 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1701-e View Post
NVTV still on in Belfast.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhooton View Post
159. Latest TV still broadcasting in Brighton. Picture quality is rubbish though.
Thanks for info.

---------- Post added at 11:54 ---------- Previous post was at 11:51 ----------

Still need information on the following local channels. Are they still broadcasting on Virgin Media?

EPG > Channel Name > (Channel broadcasting area)
159. London Live (In Croydon, Hersham, Hayes, Watford, Haringey, Seven Kings, Bromley and Lewisham areas only.)
159. Sheffield Live TV (In Sheffield areas only.)
159. Made in Bristol (In Bristol areas only).
159. Cardiff TV (In Cardiff areas only).
159. Leeds TV (In Leeds areas only).
159. Tyne and Wear TV (In Newcastle areas only).
159. That's TV Norfolk (In Norwich areas only).
159. Birmingham TV (In Birmingham areas only).
159. That's TV Cambridge (In Cambridge areas only).
159. That's TV Swansea Bay (In Swansea areas only).
159. KMTV (In Kent areas only).
159. That's TV Humber (In Grimsby areas only).

Again Thanks for any help.
__________________
Blog - Updated Sep. 16th.
What may launch - Sep. 17th.
MPEG4 News - Sep. 15th
Media Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 17:21   #1823
Raider999
cf.geek
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 954
Raider999 will become famous soon enoughRaider999 will become famous soon enoughRaider999 will become famous soon enough
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheekyangus View Post
Quite.

Our Bravia was 10+ years old before it finally failed. There wasn't going to be regular UHD content, so there was no need for replacing with UHD screen, especially when UHD doesn't come in screens that small (not that I call it small), and a bigger than 32 inch screen wouldn't suit the living room. So we decided to save money on a replacement and just get an HD screen. It made sense to get a Full HD one rather than another in-between one, so we did upgrade. The funniest bit was the progress in LCD technology meant the new 32 inch screen was much smaller than the old one, simply because the screen frame was much smaller...and the unit much thinner too. So the added benefit was the living room felt bigger!

The replacement was a third of the £ of the original, and that's not inflation adjusted.
So you could probably have got a 40" tv which would have been little difference in size to your old 32" set
Raider999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 18:02   #1824
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 752
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raider999 View Post
So you could probably have got a 40" tv which would have been little difference in size to your old 32" set
If 36 inch was still a standard size TV then maybe. But I prefer the room seeming bigger. The amount of time considered regarding buying a 40 inch screen was very little, and mostly about how to avoid buying anything bigger than 32 inches.
cheekyangus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 18:44   #1825
MrP
cf.member
 
MrP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: by the sea
Services: vm xl
Posts: 21
MrP will become famous soon enoughMrP will become famous soon enoughMrP will become famous soon enough
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Media Boy View Post
Thanks for info.

---------- Post added at 11:54 ---------- Previous post was at 11:51 ----------

Still need information on the following local channels. Are they still broadcasting on Virgin Media?

EPG > Channel Name > (Channel broadcasting area)
159. London Live (In Croydon, Hersham, Hayes, Watford, Haringey, Seven Kings, Bromley and Lewisham areas only.)
159. Sheffield Live TV (In Sheffield areas only.)
159. Made in Bristol (In Bristol areas only).
159. Cardiff TV (In Cardiff areas only).
159. Leeds TV (In Leeds areas only).
159. Tyne and Wear TV (In Newcastle areas only).
159. That's TV Norfolk (In Norwich areas only).
159. Birmingham TV (In Birmingham areas only).
159. That's TV Cambridge (In Cambridge areas only).
159. That's TV Swansea Bay (In Swansea areas only).
159. KMTV (In Kent areas only).
159. That's TV Humber (In Grimsby areas only).

Again Thanks for any help.
Just checked....KMTV still there!!
MrP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 20:33   #1826
Mad Max
cf.mega poster
 
Mad Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,575
Mad Max has reached the bronze age
Mad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze ageMad Max has reached the bronze age
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Some of you guys need bigger telly's.......
Mad Max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 20:36   #1827
denphone
Still alive and fighting
 
denphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the land of beyond and beyond.
Services: XL BB, 2 V6 boxes , XL TV.
Posts: 51,458
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
denphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver blingdenphone has a lot of silver bling
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
Some of you guys need bigger telly's.......
Some frontrooms are space limited in the size of TV they can take.
__________________
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
denphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 22:12   #1828
cheekyangus
cf.geek
 
cheekyangus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 752
cheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to allcheekyangus is a name known to all
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
Some of you guys need bigger telly's.......
Now you've come to mention it, I've changed my mind, I think I'll get an even smaller TV.
cheekyangus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 23:20   #1829
Legendkiller2k
cf.addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 105
Legendkiller2k will become famous soon enoughLegendkiller2k will become famous soon enoughLegendkiller2k will become famous soon enough
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
Some of you guys need bigger telly's.......
Projector is the way to go can range your screen from 12 inch to 200 inch
Legendkiller2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2019, 00:35   #1830
offmore15
cf.member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 1
offmore15 is on a distinguished roadoffmore15 is on a distinguished road
Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2019)

Birmingham tv is still going
offmore15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 5 (1 members and 4 guests)
fuzhoudragon
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:11.


Server: xenon.zmnt.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.