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Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons?

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2007/06/20 17:56:19 (permalink)
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Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons?

As my landlord won't be upgrading the communal TV aerial to wideband for digital TV until Christmas at the earliest I'm stuck with just the four basic analogue channels until then.

The landlord will not permit TV dishes to be erected.

However I can get Virgin TV here on cable - at a cost.

Any of you guys (and guyettes!) on Virgin cable and what do you think of their services, etc?

It seems I have just two choices:

1). Go for Virgin now

or

2). Wait until Xmas for the digital Freeview (if the landlord keeps his word!)

What do you reckon folks?

Cheers

MD
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    theiopener
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    RE: Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons? 2007/06/20 18:01:54 (permalink)
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    Well a freeview box is under £20 as a one off, whereas Virgin digital cable is much more per month i think its £10 each month. If your landlords paying for it then id personally wait. I have Virgin and its great exceopt they no longer have Sky 1 but i watch the cartoon channels anyway so im not bothered
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    RE: Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons? 2007/06/20 18:04:15 (permalink)
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    not to sure on the cost but the pro of having cable rather than sky it wont be effected by bad weather like sky is the con is you wont get as many channels im paying 50 a month for the full package on sky thats with two boxes 1 normal and 1 sky plus and with this terrential rain i couldnt get a signal

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    MuscleDeaf
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    RE: Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons? 2007/06/20 18:12:29 (permalink)
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    Perhaps I should add for clarification, I do have a Freeview box but my current "wrong type of communal aerial" won't let it view! I have checked it on a mate's TV at a different address so I know it works perfectly and is not faulty. Hence my frustration!

    Cheers

    MD
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    logi6260
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    RE: Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons? 2007/06/20 18:32:45 (permalink)
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    Buy a portable higain ariel for your freeview box, i had similar prob, i have freeview in bedroom and use a portable tv ariel and a signal booster, all available on the high street and work fine, no signal probs, actually work better than my roof ariel.

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    RE: Virgin TV on cable - pros and cons? 2007/06/20 18:34:27 (permalink)
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    go for the cable, tenner a month, and you can also get 2 meg unlimited broadband for the same price. Good service and they fit it quickly, 25 pound installation charge and that includes the set top box and modem
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