This is a discussion on Newbie! within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by Fryingpan77 For picture quality and choice of HD channels, sky wins no question. I've compared both on ...
- 19-04-12, 02:05 PM #11
- 19-04-12, 04:03 PM #12
Just seen the offers part of the forum, Ive put a post in the friends and family code thread. Will wait and see if someone is generous enough to help us out!
- 19-04-12, 05:52 PM #13
Service wise the most recent Ofcom survey puts Sky ahead of VM on the broadband side. I don't recall what the result was on the TV side. Check the thinkbroadband news for the story.
As for availability of channels, Sky now have over 60 HD channels, where as VM only have 36. If you want a straight comparison on which channels are available on each, check out the Wikipedia site:
List of channels on Virgin TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of channels on Sky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As for speed of broadband, Sky has just released SBUF. Check their site to see what is available for you. Whilst currently SBUF is limited to a 40mb down and 2mb up, it is expected that faster speeds will be made available soon. Of course it is important to mention that what your actual speed is could depend on where your home is. With FTTC it is dependent on the distance to the Fibre cabinet via your normal telephone cabinet.
PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.
- 19-04-12, 11:43 PM #14
- 23-04-12, 10:34 AM #15
Does anyone know if there will be a friends and family code coming up shortly? The reason I ask is I will be moving in soon and would like TV and Internet ASAP.
I have been talking to a Sky adviser and he said he will waive the line rental for the whole 12 months and has come up with this package which I think is quite good!
Jordan:TV Entertainment Extra £25
Jordan: Sky HD Pack £10.25
Jordan: Sky Talk Freetime £0
Jordan: Sky Line Rental £12.25
Jordan: Sky Broadband Unlimited £7.50
Jordan: = £55 monthly
Jordan: That's the Original Cost
Jordan: Your Discounted cost will be....
Jordan: £32.75 for 6 months and £42.75 for the other
However, it obviously isnt as good as friends and family! So if there might be one about shortly ill hang on!