Watching Scotland game and in a video call with friends , they both have sky q and they are 7 seconds ahead of me … absolutely ridiculous! Does anyone know why ?
HD channels are fibre fed direct to Virgin’s master headend near Heathrow airport. They are then reprocessed & pumped around Virgin’s core network to the regional headends where they are converted to RF to go around the local networks. All these stages add around a second of delay. SD channels are picked up from the Astra satellite cluster (the same ones Sky customers use) by the same MHE & thence the same distribution process applies. Hence Virgin’s service will always have a bigger delay than anyone using a direct reception method. All part of the fun of having digital TV.
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