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Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Sun 19-Jun-11 20:38:39
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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http://www.speedtest.net/result/1348722192.png
50.10/4.68

The download speed can go down to 48 sometimes, but I think that is due to congestion.

Edited by Darkness123 (Sun 19-Jun-11 20:41:22)

Standard User ceedee
(committed) Sun 19-Jun-11 20:40:17
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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Excellent results. Congratulations and welcome to 'real' broadband!
smile
Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Sun 19-Jun-11 20:43:16
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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I know. It is great not having to wait long time for downloads to finish.
Also I am thinking of getting the TV with it as well.
Is their TV service any good?

Edited by Darkness123 (Sun 19-Jun-11 20:43:39)


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Standard User ceedee
(committed) Sun 19-Jun-11 22:10:44
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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No idea, I'm afraid. I don't have a tv...

Suggest you take a look in the TV section of the Cable Forum website.
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Jun-11 22:13:14
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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In reply to a post by Darkness123:
Is their TV service any good?
I don't know from personal experience but I do know that my neighbour has cancelled his and moved to Sky and says the pictures are vastly better. He also mentioned that quite often he couldn't get some on-demand content because it was over-subscribed (means nothing to me as I don't have VM TV).
Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Mon 20-Jun-11 07:16:34
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Thank you. I will check there.
Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Mon 20-Jun-11 07:56:41
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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got virgin tv here Darkness

no probs with it...tv xl with v+hd box,does what it is supposed to do with no interuptions..

only thing that i would say on a negative note is,sometimes there can be a slight lag when switching between the options in the menu..not really an issue but it can be annoying sometimes......wink

hope this helps...any questions i can help you with,just ask....

Standard User aj2703
(experienced) Mon 20-Jun-11 19:51:20
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Just being nosey but why do people use the VM service for sky etc. Would it not be cheaper to go direct with sky?.
Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 20-Jun-11 21:27:48
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No need for a dish & no need to pay 2 seperate bills are the only 2 reasons that spring to mind (but I don't get TV from Sky or VM so I'm clueless)

Virgin Media 50Mb/s
53.34Mb/s - 1.65Mb/s - 29ms @ 24/05/2011
http://speedtest.net/result/1310626245.png
Standard User m00g
(newbie) Wed 06-Jul-11 20:59:00
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Re: Thinking of getting Virgin Media


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Hi guys,
Thanks for the great comments.

I've just (finally!) moved to the UK. I'm looking at living in areas like Hertford or similar, and it looks like that my only option for fast internet is cable (FTTC unavailble, or a tentative date in December 2011) and thus Virgin.

Are there any significant downsides (i guess if it is my only option then there aren't any!), or anything that I should be aware of?

I'll be mostly web-browsing and usenet-ting..... I have read the above comments on Usenet throttling.....


Also there seems to be some discrepancy between the Virgin checker and SamKnows? Is this usual?

Edited by m00g (Wed 06-Jul-11 21:25:34)

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