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Topic # 185223 14-Nov-2015 17:52
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Im about to upgrade to ultra fast broadband with Vodafone and currently have their ADSL with their free MySky HDI offer. I was wondering what everyone's experience with Vodafone TV is like? Is it better or worse than MySky HDI. I wasn't sure where to post this so I hope I got the right place :P

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  Reply # 1428086 14-Nov-2015 18:07
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Well the UI is much nicer being in HD but of course Sky will be upgrading theirs soon enough, otherwise it works much the same way, although the interface is slower and feels more sluggish than Sky's.

It's cheaper than Sky as you're not paying the monthly rental for the box and the HD upgrade.

There should be a few threads on here already about Vodafone TV so do a quick search for that as well if you haven't already.




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  Reply # 1428096 14-Nov-2015 18:38
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Stay with Sky, the new upgrade is great.. Vodafone Tv is so slow

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1428108 14-Nov-2015 18:47
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g51nz: Stay with Sky, the new upgrade is great.. Vodafone Tv is so slow


No it isn't slow.




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  Reply # 1428109 14-Nov-2015 18:49
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g51nz: Stay with Sky, the new upgrade is great.. Vodafone Tv is so slow


I haven't got that yet but am looking foward to it, that was the main reason i was wanting to stay with Sky :P

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  Reply # 1428110 14-Nov-2015 18:49
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We have fibre and the picture quality was fairly garbage. It would also pixelate at random moments.

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  Reply # 1428111 14-Nov-2015 18:53
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Picture quality would also come down to the quality of the TV as well

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  Reply # 1428112 14-Nov-2015 18:57
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My 64 year old mum has had Vodafone TV via fibre for a couple months now and previously she was on MySKY. 
Her comments:  She likes the faboulous picture quality of the VF TV (new home with new cat6 cabling), however dislikes the speed and navigation required using the VF remote and she still comments that it is sluggish to use....even turning it on or off.  

Mum liked the speed of SKYs remote and speed of navigating around (so do I),  but conceeds the picuture quality dramatically increased on her 60inch Sony LED. 
(she is a constant user of the guide to book, record and watch her programs).  






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  Reply # 1428113 14-Nov-2015 19:01
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johnr: Picture quality would also come down to the quality of the TV as well

Am I right in saying that it uses the Fiber cable and not the satellite? If so wouldn't picture quality be affected if I was downloading something from the web? 

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  Reply # 1428115 14-Nov-2015 19:06
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johnr: Picture quality would also come down to the quality of the TV as well

Am I right in saying that it uses the Fiber cable and not the satellite? If so wouldn't picture quality be affected if I was downloading something from the web? 


The signals are split I believe. I have never experienced issues like you are suggesting. Don't even get rain fade.






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  Reply # 1428118 14-Nov-2015 19:07
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Yes picture / sound is delivered over Fibre called ' Multicast ' and is separate to the internet connection

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  Reply # 1428242 15-Nov-2015 10:23
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Goosey: however dislikes the speed and navigation required using the VF remote and she still comments that it is sluggish to use....even turning it on or off.   


I've come to notice that, also, with our Vodafone TV.

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  Reply # 1428300 15-Nov-2015 14:09
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We have Sky HD and Vodafone TV and it's hard to say that either one is better than the other.

Yes, one looks better and one's less responsive but I generally find there are annoyances with both.

There are many things that I would change with both services. For example, if you've recorded lots of programs you still have to page through them all as there doesn't seem to be any way to display the latest recordings first.

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  Reply # 1428354 15-Nov-2015 15:07
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For example, if you've recorded lots of programs you still have to page through them all as there doesn't seem to be any way to display the latest recordings first.


With VF TV you can sort newest to oldest, just go into Planner and select the 'newest' tab.

I wish the recordings of the same programme would group together, that'd be great

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  Reply # 1428364 15-Nov-2015 15:45
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For example, if you've recorded lots of programs you still have to page through them all as there doesn't seem to be any way to display the latest recordings first.


With VF TV you can sort newest to oldest, just go into Planner and select the 'newest' tab.


Thanks, I'll have a look.

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  Reply # 1428365 15-Nov-2015 15:52
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langers1972:
For example, if you've recorded lots of programs you still have to page through them all as there doesn't seem to be any way to display the latest recordings first.


With VF TV you can sort newest to oldest, just go into Planner and select the 'newest' tab.


Thanks, I'll have a look.


It doesn't do it either. It is better but only by a couple of pages because I get pages of yet to be recorded programs before it shows the latest recordings.

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