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I have to say - I've got the new V+ box now and I've had the Sky+ one in the past - so I thought to myself... who would win in the battle of the super boxes.

 

Well here is how it would go I think:

 

V+ Box

PROS:

Free if you are on the top whack package with Virgin

On Demand shows that you can watch - for free - whenever you like

The box looks good

It actually does what it says on the tin

HD already inside the box

Record 2 programmes and watch a third from the box

 

CONS:

The planner isnt as good as sky's

No fuction to mobile record a programme - yet

On demand needs a lot more programmes on it

 

 

Sky+

PROS:

When it works its good

Remote Record

Record 2 programmes and watch a third from the box

 

CONS:

Its not free

It plays up (have had 4 boxes now before)

You have to buy a new HD+ box if you want HD TV + the subscription :(

 

So at the minute-

The V+ one is kicking the sky+ box up the bum

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I have to say - I've got the new V+ box now and I've had the Sky+ one in the past - so I thought to myself... who would win in the battle of the super boxes.

 

Well here is how it would go I think:

 

V+ Box

PROS:

Free if you are on the top whack package with Virgin

On Demand shows that you can watch - for free - whenever you like

The box looks good

It actually does what it says on the tin

HD already inside the box

Record 2 programmes and watch a third from the box

 

CONS:

The planner isnt as good as sky's

No fuction to mobile record a programme - yet

On demand needs a lot more programmes on it

 

 

Sky+

PROS:

When it works its good

Remote Record

Record 2 programmes and watch a third from the box

 

CONS:

Its not free

It plays up (have had 4 boxes now before)

You have to buy a new HD+ box if you want HD TV + the subscription :(

 

So at the minute-

The V+ one is kicking the sky+ box up the bum

 

I'm having mine installed on 27th

 

for ?85 a month i get....

 

V+ HDTV ( i have a HDTV TV )

2nd set-top box (Free they just moving it from down to upstairs)

2nd box will also have sky sports/movies ect.....

Talk Unlimited 24/7

10mb Net

all tv stations including SKY movies/Sports

Oh and they inlclude all HDTV/HDMI cables free.

 

I was paying ?78.65 before without sky sports/movies and HDTV :thumbsup:

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I'm having mine installed on 27th

 

for £85 a month i get....

 

V+ HDTV ( i have a HDTV TV )

2nd set-top box (Free they just moving it from down to upstairs)

2nd box will also have sky sports/movies ect.....

Talk Unlimited 24/7

10mb Net

all tv stations including SKY movies/Sports

Oh and they inlclude all HDTV/HDMI cables free.

 

I was paying £78.65 before :thumbsup:

 

Thats the package we are on over here as well - its just the best :D

Wait till you see the on-demand replays though.. thats the icing on the cake if ever there was one.

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I've had both and V+ is MILES better in my humble opinion.

 

I love it and it's so much cheaper, too.

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the thing is, Sky offer way more programs and channels, They offer many more movie channels than Virgin/telewest..

 

and as for having to purchase a Sky HD box to sue HD, thats a load of crock, most of the newer Sky+ boxes have a Digital Interface upgrade slot on the back and you can upgrade them to support HD at a fraction of the cost of a HD Box..

 

We have had Sky+ and never had to have our box replaced either, the biggest problem is that they use Maxtor Hard drives, and Maxtor are notorious for going down....

 

plus, the sky package were on, = cheaper than the Virgin package, for more channels.... Were not into sport, so dont have the sky sports channels :)

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as you need to be in a cable area it would be pretty pointless to almost everyone over this neck of the woods, in fact all my family wouldn't be able to get it.

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I've had V+ (or Telewest TVDrive as it was until recently) since it was first available and can't fault it. 80 hrs at standard definition, rewind live TV up to an hour and a half, HD support, 3 tuners etc. all for £10 month.

 

As for the on-demand bit - it's nothing to do with V+ it's part of the normal service (not sure how much of it is accesible on the lowest package). Great service though - loads of good stuff on demand that I've watched over the last year(ish) - Shameless, Waking The Dead, Teachers, Cold Feet etc. plus numerous stuff I'd missed but found it on the replay section. Then there's around 500 films to choose from at any one time with another shed load of porn on top of that :) The films and porn you have to pay for (they're still pausable even with the V+ box) but it still wipes the floor with Sky.

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the thing is, Sky offer way more programs and channels, They offer many more movie channels than Virgin/telewest..

 

and as for having to purchase a Sky HD box to sue HD, thats a load of crock, most of the newer Sky+ boxes have a Digital Interface upgrade slot on the back and you can upgrade them to support HD at a fraction of the cost of a HD Box..

 

We have had Sky+ and never had to have our box replaced either, the biggest problem is that they use Maxtor Hard drives, and Maxtor are notorious for going down....

 

plus, the sky package were on, = cheaper than the Virgin package, for more channels.... Were not into sport, so dont have the sky sports channels :)

 

Ghozer. What personal issues have you got with Virgin Media (Telewest)? Every post I see about them you are slating them.

 

everyone else on here seems to save money with virgin (including me) and has better equipment with the virgin + box

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I dont have any personal issues with them, Just for us, and our preference, and from our point of view, Sky+ is the better option..

 

You get more movie channels, more 'standard' channels, were not into sports so we dont have sky sports, plus you can record and watch at the same time (record 2... 1+what your watching)..

 

the 'teleport' service where you can watch the back catalogue has programs we dont watch any way, we have family members who have said how poor teleport is, and we have looked at it and the system doesnt see as 'nice' as sky's

 

so yeah, for us, Sky+ is the better, and cheaper option... thats all im saying, I thought these forums were all opinions and everyones views on said subject, to give a wide picture???

 

and tbh, i was slating sky as much as telewest.

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everybody can get sky - makes it more accessible and better by default in that case.

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