+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Bye bye Sky

  1. #11
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 90,110
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Virgin Full House package fanboy here!

    Nothing to touch their broadband speed, and it's also very reliable. As a major footy fan, and especially as I support a Scottish team, with Scottish football getting hee-haw coverage here, I *need* Sky and BT Sports, to watch Celtic games, so could never do without them

    Plus, with the Virgin Full House package, I have access to both Sky and Virgin movies, which is ample for me. I love a good film, but don't watch them *that* often, so have no real interest in Prime or Netflix, as I'd never use them often enough to warrant the subscription. I'm more likely to spend the dosh instead on some good 4K Blurays!

    As they say, different strokes for different folks....

    Marco.
    Proud anti-establishment/elite 'heretic', motivated to expose widespread Establishment bias, cover-ups and mind-control!

  2. #12
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 247
    I'm Andy.

    Default

    I wanted to go with Virgin but around here I do not know anyone who has had nothing but trouble.
    Will leave it for another year and hopefully all the issues will have been sorted then might look to it.

    Don't just use Netflix and Amazon for movies but also watch a lot of series on them also!
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  3. #13
    Join Date: Mar 2009

    Location: Nottingham

    Posts: 289
    I'm Ian.

    Default

    I agreed a deal with Sky that they subsequently didn't honour ! and when I complained by email they told me I couldn't cancel unless they agree to it in a premium rate phone call !! needless to say I haven't been back. VM broadband is fast and reliable but its a very expensive service with huge in contract price hikes. Just been told my BB rental is going up by 10%! The price is getting silly now. A move to Three 4g broadband should give me 25meg or there abouts; and its half the VM price.

  4. #14
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 59,409
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    i ended up taking another contract with talktalk with their new router flung in. its a better unit and much faster wifi. It never gave me any issues over first contract so thought what the hell...
    I use Amazon prime and netflix, plus apple . all works well. I dont have a tv licence as i dont use it. they were fine with it(or have been so far).
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D DARBEE - JBE SERIES 3/B&O SP1/PROJECT PHONOBOX DS2 USB - QUAD VENA 2 - IFI PURIFIER 2/TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIERS - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - OPPO PM-3 PLANAR, SONY H900 & NURAPHONE HEADPHONES - ZBOOK/ IFI SILENCER/WIN10 PRO/AUDIRVANA 3 PLUS/TIDAL - SMSL M6 DAC & IFI SILENCER - RPI 3+, DIGIONE HAT/VOLUMIO2 - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN SPEAKERS - CABLE INC CHORD, MOGAMI, SUPRA & WIREWORLD

    **Men are not punished for their sins, but by them**
    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  5. #15
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 247
    I'm Andy.

    Default

    Ended up changing my ISP to BT as know a few peeps who use them and so far so good.
    Plus, when visiting my mum who does not have broadband we get to use the free BTWifi

    For TV, duties still using freeview, Amazon and Netflix (plus some dodgy movie websites) - not missing Sky at all!!
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  6. #16
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,491
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Default

    I dumped Sky years ago , piss take on pricing
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •