It's the same with sky, they both try to get new customers on board by offering a good package to join. I would recommend signing up for a 12 month contract and taking advantage of the "New Customer" offers every year and swap from sky to virgin and virgin to sky every year as a new customer.
Thats absolutely the cheapest (legal) way to go. The issue is lots of us have little option. Up until 6 months ago, my local cabinet was not Infinity enabled so VM was the only choice....if I wanted decent broadband speeds.
A few years before that BT didn't even do TV so a bundle was always working out cheaper.
If you dont mind the (fairly little) hassle of switching, the current marketplace can offer you substantial savings.
Not sure how to post up a vid but I would say that that, is fast!!!! Certainly 100 times faster than TiVo ! I would also say that the speed in which you jumped from Netflix to iPlayer is on par with my Xbox One and Apple TV if I were to jump from one app to the other!
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Was with sky for several years but just signed up with virgin. unlimited vivid 200 broadband, phone line, v6 box, tivo box additional room, sky movies hd, sky sports hd, bt sports and espn hd (full tv package) £185 worth of various wines for joining, free voicemail etc etc on a 12 month contract for £87.50 per month.
I was paying £142 per month for: XLTV, 150mbps BB, talk anytime, 1 x TiVo and 1 x V+box, sky cinema & sky sports incl HD until I realised new customers could get the above but with 200mbps BB and 2 x TiVo's for £85 per month.
I phoned up and complained and after a couple of calls threatening to go to Sky along the way I got a new TiVo sent to me to replace the V+ box and upgrade to 200mbps BB for £88 per month. Still disappointing they could offer the same as a new customer but it's not far off.
if you're not under contract it pays to phone retentions and see what they can offer.