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    Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Solution = Move to sky
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by sc0tsman View Post
      Here's one for the contractual chaps. Could a VM customer still under contract call VM and cancel on the basis that when they signed up they were signing up for a package inc SKY1'2'3 SPORTS NEWS etc.

      A spokesperson for Consumer Direct on BBC News24 said:
      you might be able to get out of the Virgin contract if
      you can prove it was a "significant loss".
      Virgin say it is NOT a significant loss. (There's a surprise.)
      So you would have to go through the Courts!

      Would the Court accept not being able to see LOST
      was a significant LOSS?
      LOL. I've got Sky.
      Last edited by murdock; 01-03-07 at 04:08 PM. Reason: new para

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      So Branson wants to rival Sky.
      Put up a satellite already.
      The cabling of Britain has progressed at a snails pace.
      I could not get cable even if I wanted. (I don't.)

      Instead Branson is developing a plane to take very rich
      people on a very short space trip.


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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      The BBC correspondent says:

      "Pity the poor Virgin Media customer,
      caught in the middle of a war of words
      between Virgin and BSkyB."



      BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Customers lose out in media row




      My Max.
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      Just looked at see what our customers have to say-they haven't printed my email<can't think why> i only told the truth
      But yep you make a good point & Andy D's email just reminded me about Battle star Galactica, I Would be pretty *hissed* to have it took away 1/2 way through series 3 after watching it all this time<OK Tuesdays was a crap one-that totally lost me> So for VM's Customers sake i hope they sort something out before next Tuesday & I'm so pleased I'm on Sky
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by D24601 View Post
      ...Battle star Galactica, I Would be pretty *hissed* to have it took away 1/2 way through series 3 after watching it all this time<OK Tuesdays was a crap one-that totally lost me> D
      I like the way they use invented words on the usually brilliant
      Battlestar Galactica.
      I haven't heard *hissed*, but variants on fracked is quite common.

      I agree. The last episode was fracking terrible.
      Too clever by half.

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I see Sky coming out of this much better off than Virgin! Virgin can't expect who is their biggest competitor to give them access to it's channels for free. Sky has a more accessible network and in my opinion a far superior image than Virgin Media. My experience of Sky TV and now Sky Broadband has been enough to ensure that I will be one of Sky's subscribers for a long time. Branson should get his hand out his pocket and accept that Sky are not doing anything they shouldn't here!

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Virgin wasn't trying to get access to them for free though - they just weren't willing to pay the overinflated price Sky was asking for (which made Sky happy, as they then had a reason to pull Sky 1 etc. from cable... which IMO was probably their whole idea all along).

      Sky has a far more positive image than the old ntl/Telewest (especially ntl).

      The whole point of the "Virgin Media" rebranding was to shake off ntl's crap image for terrible customer service etc., & try & help the renamed company benefit from Joe Public's strange love of anything Branson.

      Sky may have more coverage, but there are still plenty of people out there who *have* to have cable because they can't have a sat dish fitted due to their landlord or whatever.


      I only have Sky 'cos I moved to a non-cable area just over a year ago.

      If I still had what is now Virgin Media, the loss of Sky 1 etc. wouldn't make me ditch cable & switch to Sky... it'd just make me acquire what few Sky 1 shows I watch (BSG, 24, Stargate) via "other means". Aside from those shows, & other US shows like Lost etc., there isn't much on Sky 1 really apart from endless Simpsons & Star Trek repeats & so on, while Sky 2 is just Sky 1 repeats, & Sky 3 really old Sky 1 repeats. Sky News...I prefer BBC News. Sky Sports News... don't care personally, as I'm not a sport fan, although I can see how others would miss it.


      As for dummy spitting etc...... I think both companies have come off looking bad.



      Also, it's not just cable users who are losing out..... Sky are planning on removing Sky 3, Sky News, & Sky Sports News from Freeview, & replacing them with four subscription channels broadcast using MPEG4 part 10 rather than MPEG2 (meaning anyone with a Freeview box or iDTV who wants to watch the planned new Sky DTT channels would have to buy a whole new STB to view them).

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      As for dummy spitting etc...... I think both companies have come off looking bad.
      I think VM have ended up looking very unprofessional. I mean c'mon who would label their EPG

      Channel 602 - Sky Snooze try BBC
      Channel 515 - Old Sky Sports Snooze

      Even their poll does not look good

      What do you think of Sky withdrawing its non-premium channels like Sky One, Sky News and Sky Sports News from Virgin Media's TV service?

      * Murdoch's trying to bully me into switching to Sky, but I am not going to be bullied!
      31.64 %

      * Virgin Media promised me channels that are now not available, it's unfair and I am definitely leaving
      46.34 %

      * I am happy with Virgin Media, I don't know what all the fuss is about?
      4.71 %

      * Virgin Media should spend whatever it takes to save these channels, even if that means I pay more in the long-run
      17.32 %
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I think VM have ended up looking very unprofessional. I mean c'mon who would label their EPG

      Channel 602 - Sky Snooze try BBC
      Channel 515 - Old Sky Sports Snooze

      Even their poll does not look good



      Customers - Virgin Media
      Agreed, if Virgins management are pathetic enough to allow them rename the EPG to those names, god only know's what they were doing behind closed doors when it came to negotiations.....

      Hows about a new slogan

      "Virgin's..... they're NEVER a good experience" or "any kind of Virgin is not going to give you the experience you thought!"

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Sky is a devil company...

     

     
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