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#173881 9-Jun-2015 16:22
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Friends have ADSL with Voda and are applying for UFB. They currently have dish access to SKY. Is it a good idea to switch from the current SKY/HDi setup to fibre based delivery with Voda? (must admit I didn't even know Voda did Sky via UFB!).



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  #1320717 9-Jun-2015 21:44
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Well it's cheaper as there's no fee for the decoder or the HD ticket, the picture isn't subject to atmospheric conditions, the EPG is in HD too (Sky's will be at some point), there's a Vodafone TV app allowing you to remote record shows, no equivalent of Sky Go however, SD channels are arguably better than Sky's due to less compression (completely subjective however and would depend a lot on the size of the TV and viewing distance). Otherwise it pretty much works the same.




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  #1320740 9-Jun-2015 22:14
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corksta: Well it's cheaper as there's no fee for the decoder or the HD ticket, the picture isn't subject to atmospheric conditions, the EPG is in HD too (Sky's will be at some point), there's a Vodafone TV app allowing you to remote record shows, no equivalent of Sky Go however, SD channels are arguably better than Sky's due to less compression (completely subjective however and would depend a lot on the size of the TV and viewing distance). Otherwise it pretty much works the same.


Sky have the sky TV app which allows you to remote record, plus arguably a better set top box.

 
 
 
 


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  #1320747 9-Jun-2015 22:21
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My understanding is that if your friends currently have satellite sky billed through Vodafone with their ADSL (there is a discount I think) then they will be automatically changed to UFB sky ("Vodafone TV"), with no ability to opt out. If they don't want Vodafone TV they will need to cancel with vodafone (may be an cancellation fee) and sign up with sky (without the Vodafone discount).

If they currently pay sky direct, and they prefer Vodafone TV, then they will need to cancel sky and sign up with Vodafone (again a cancellation fee may apply if they are not at the end of there term).

I think corksta comparison is pretty much right, My understanding is:

Vodafone TV: Slightly better image quality due to higher bitrates on some channels, Free Hard disk recorder + HD ticket (combined $25 per mouth saving vs sky), Has had some issues with reliability in the past (may be solved now).

Sky TV: Slicker execution of my-sky interface vs Vodafone TV, discount of Vodafone internet Link, Roll out of "Reverse EPG" video on demand service later this year (don't hold your breath) to catch up on missed content (not sure if vodafone tv will get this).



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  #1322071 10-Jun-2015 13:01
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Thanks very much for your helpful replies. I will pass on your info.

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  #1323406 12-Jun-2015 14:12
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corksta: Well it's cheaper as there's no fee for the decoder or the HD ticket, the picture isn't subject to atmospheric conditions, the EPG is in HD too (Sky's will be at some point), there's a Vodafone TV app allowing you to remote record shows, no equivalent of Sky Go however, SD channels are arguably better than Sky's due to less compression (completely subjective however and would depend a lot on the size of the TV and viewing distance). Otherwise it pretty much works the same.


Not sure what you mean about "no equivalent of Sky Go" with Vodafone - VodafoneTV customers can use Sky Go directly. (Or at least I can - unless they've blocked it for new people?)

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