JMB RetrofitsChris Nott
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    smudge_don's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sutton, Surrey
    Posts
    2,941

    New home, new media package needed!

    Hey guys

    As some of you might know, i'm (hopefully) soon buying my 1st house, and i already have major plans for the media roo....sorry...."living" room

    Already got most of my setup, including a 1080p Samsung projector, 5.1 surround sound, PS3, Wii etc

    But, i'm thinking that i will want Sky/Virgin or something in the new home, consisting of speedy broadband, telephone and digital TV

    Anyone make any recommendations for what's best? Anyone had any bad experiences with people like Sky, BT or Virgin?

    Any advice would be great
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,383
    They all have their downsides in a way.

    Sky TV seems to be a bit better than virgin, having used both, theres simply more on Sky.
    Sky Broadband is next to hopeless.

    Virgin Broadband is hit and miss. Some areas it goes like a rocket, others it dribbles along just as bad as Sky. Virgin also have a mildly annoying throttling system, whereby they dont have a download limit, but if you download over a certain amount each day during peak times, they will temporarily throttle your connection back to a slower speed for a period of time (5 hours iirc) Its largely irrelevant for browsing etc, but if you download things it can be a right pain in the arse.

    I currently have Sky HD, on a relatively basic package as i dont watch sky movies or sports, and the one feature i find invaluable is the pause/rewind/recording features.

    I have broadband from Be (www.bethere.co.uk) which is positively blistering, but relies on your local exchange being enabled.

    Phoneline is just a basic BT setup.

    Yes, i'd have got a better deal having got everything thru Sky, but a decent internet connection is really important to me, so i simply wasnt prepared to compromise there, and i dont use the phone enough to benefit from any of the talk plans etc.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  4. #3
    smudge_don's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sutton, Surrey
    Posts
    2,941
    So you reckon it's worth getting things separately?
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

  5. #4
    Beardo's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    51
    I can't use Virgin (private road) but i know they are rolling out 100mb speeds in the coming year and they will be the only UK provider to do so as the max the phone lines can take is i think 25 or 50mb but virgin is Fibre Optic.

    When you buy your amp try to get one with USB, Blue tooth, at least 2 opticals and HDMI, everything else is going that way and it will help you stay compatible in the future.

    TV - LG, USB and Blue tooth.

    Definately buy your amp and surround from a good HI-FI Dealer, get the sat from SKy or Virgin, don't make the mistake of going to Currys or similar for the whole lot as those guys don't know their arse from their elbow.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO