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Topic # 192280 4-Mar-2016 16:35
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I've been considering swapping from Sky to Vodafone TV (Sky with Vodafone) as my internet and other services are all with Vodafone. Makes sense for me as it's a reduced price per month and a single bill. 

 

I've recently heard some rumblings from people who are desperately trying to switch back to Sky citing it was a huge mistake to move to Vodafone in the first place. But, I've not heard why what is the reason Vodafone TV is so bad? 

 

I'd like to hear from those who use Vodafone TV and, if possible, anyone who has swapped back to Sky from Vodafone. 

 

 

 

Thanks, Mike


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  Reply # 1506100 4-Mar-2016 17:03
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It's no where near as bad as it used to be.  The only real issue I have now is the response time to selections on the remote can be slow... this can be very frustrating.  I also think the IR remote sensor is not that good because you have to point the remote pretty much directly at it for it to work.





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  Reply # 1506101 4-Mar-2016 17:08
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There's a couple recent threads on here discussing the same issue so do a search as well as I'd imagine most of those opinions and experiences are still valid.




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  Reply # 1506128 4-Mar-2016 18:05
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Have you considered just ditching sky altogether? Combination of Netflix, lightbox, the occasional iTunes rental, and fanpass for sport could get you all the content you want at a much lower price and with a much much much better experience.



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  Reply # 1506147 4-Mar-2016 18:37
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NonprayingMantis: Have you considered just ditching sky altogether? Combination of Netflix, lightbox, the occasional iTunes rental, and fanpass for sport could get you all the content you want at a much lower price and with a much much much better experience.

 

Unfortunately, my wife watches a number of TV shows not easily found on other services. I've briefly explored this option and while it would be more than suitable for me, she is the one who actually watches Sky TV. 


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  Reply # 1506474 5-Mar-2016 14:51
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fpsware:

NonprayingMantis: Have you considered just ditching sky altogether? Combination of Netflix, lightbox, the occasional iTunes rental, and fanpass for sport could get you all the content you want at a much lower price and with a much much much better experience.


Unfortunately, my wife watches a number of TV shows not easily found on other services. I've briefly explored this option and while it would be more than suitable for me, she is the one who actually watches Sky TV. 



Oh you should have said that your wife is the main user. In that case I would stick to Sky. Lol




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  Reply # 1506496 5-Mar-2016 15:23
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We have Vodafone TV, my step-daughter is the primary user. She is very happy with it, we only have the sky basic package, but that's all we need at present.

 

We've had it installed since mid last year, and did not previously have Sky. In that time the unit has locked up twice, requiring the removal and reinsertion of the power cord. This unit is used daily, so in the scheme of things this isn't really a big deal. No issues with the software, remote or the ability to record. A good overall experience.  

 

 


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  Reply # 1508384 8-Mar-2016 19:00
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Hi

 

I've had the Vodafone TV service for around 12 months with Sky Sport. Way cheaper through this package. However, there is no getting around the fact the Vodafone TV STB is absolute pants. Its painfully slow and often locks up requiring a hard reset.

 

With this being stated, the picture and audio quality is on point and is not subject to Sky's crappy compression. There is also a useful app for remote recording similar to Sky's offering. No 5.1 through HDMI still however, you will need a Toslink for this.

 

 

 

For me personally, the quality easily trumps the experience, but I use the STB almost exclusively for sport and is not routinely watched daily. Its also cheaper.

 

Really though the STB is crap, don't let anyone fool you otherwise.

 

 


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