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Old 07-10-2021, 12:14   #1
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Old 07-10-2021, 12:25   #2
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

I wouldn't go out and buy a new TV just to have Sky built in, they need a standalone box that anyone can use over their broadband connection, i guess that'll be out at the same time.
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Old 07-10-2021, 15:44   #3
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

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if them prices are right then the tvs are cheaper to buy monthly than outright but I would not want to be tied to a 4 year contract
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Old 07-10-2021, 16:09   #4
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

It's certainly an interesting proposition.

You're not locked into a 4 year contract for the TV service, but it's the term of the loan to cover the physical TV you're buying. It looks like there is a 2 year term and an option to pay outright.

The TV contract looks to be 31 days, however it's worth noting that there are only "up to 140 channels" available, with no indication which channels aside from the Sky portfolio. So whilst the monthly pricing seems quite reasonable, you're getting less for your money. But to be expected on a monthly contract.

Dolby Atmos and HDR look to require an extra £5 spend per month and there was some mention of ad skipping being included for free for the first 12 months, then £5 a month there after. But wasn't sure to what services the ad skipping would apply to - maybe recordings?

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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

In relation to the thread title..... No!
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

Not remotely interested and not something that would tempt me back to Sky.
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

Don't see the point but what do I know!
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

Looks interesting, quite a change in the offing with regards to not needing a STB/dish.
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

All i'm saying is don't count vm out just yet they have something in the pipeline
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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

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It's certainly an interesting proposition.

You're not locked into a 4 year contract for the TV service, but it's the term of the loan to cover the physical TV you're buying. It looks like there is a 2 year term and an option to pay outright.

The TV contract looks to be 31 days, however it's worth noting that there are only "up to 140 channels" available, with no indication which channels aside from the Sky portfolio. So whilst the monthly pricing seems quite reasonable, you're getting less for your money. But to be expected on a monthly contract.

Dolby Atmos and HDR look to require an extra £5 spend per month and there was some mention of ad skipping being included for free for the first 12 months, then £5 a month there after. But wasn't sure to what services the ad skipping would apply to - maybe recordings?

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There is no Recording facility
https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/revie...lass-review-tv

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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

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It's certainly an interesting proposition.

You're not locked into a 4 year contract for the TV service, but it's the term of the loan to cover the physical TV you're buying. It looks like there is a 2 year term and an option to pay outright.

The TV contract looks to be 31 days, however it's worth noting that there are only "up to 140 channels" available, with no indication which channels aside from the Sky portfolio. So whilst the monthly pricing seems quite reasonable, you're getting less for your money. But to be expected on a monthly contract.

Dolby Atmos and HDR look to require an extra £5 spend per month and there was some mention of ad skipping being included for free for the first 12 months, then £5 a month there after. But wasn't sure to what services the ad skipping would apply to - maybe recordings?

Sources

So I guess it is an ok way of getting a TV on interest free credit (although if you shop around Paypal Credit with some retailers do interest free)

I have to say again, Who made up the pricing? £1049 to buy the 65 inch model outright or pay £21 which is £1008 so buy it on terms save £40 and not see all the money go at once
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A TV that can receive streaming & linear via a built-in satellite dish?

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Re: Bye bye Virgin Media?

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Looks interesting, quite a change in the offing with regards to not needing a STB/dish.
Yes but you do need an Internet connection. It goes down, so does your TV.
Same with voip v landline phone. .
There are advantages to not having tv, broadband and phone all dependent on the same BB connection.
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Yes but you do need an Internet connection. It goes down, so does your TV.
Same with voip v landline phone. .
There are advantages to not having tv, broadband and phone all dependent on the same BB connection.
It’s got an aerial socket (it’s freeview enabled), so there’s that as back-up.

That’s what we have on our Sony TV.
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