While it’s only been 24 hrs, so far I’m very very happy.
Theres a few things I don’t like with the guide, but there may be a way around them or hopefully a future update gives the options I’m looking for, or maybe I just need time as no one really likes change, I’m sure if someone moved from Virgin to Sky they would find similar annoyances.
The Profiles are much much better than Sky Favourites as Sky Favourites is limited to 100 channels whereas with Virgin you can have all the channels you like.
Things I don’t like at the moment.
The use of icons as channel names, sure I can read most fine, but some of them are a strain for me to see and I’m sure someone with bad eyesight would really struggle .
For example, Sky Documentaries with the red background, the word Discovery on ‘Discovery Science, the word Action on ‘Great Movies action’, again it might be because I’m so used to the words on Skys guide and I’m sure I’ll soon learn what they are.
I would like an option so that the guide always starts at the first channel (my profile has my channels listed in the order of most likely to watched/record from), but have just read that pressing ‘1’ on the remote does this hence not really a problem, however a settings option would better.
I would like the menu pull-down to only show channels in my profile
For example, I don’t have any of the Sky Movie channels hence they’re deleted from my profile, but if I choose Movies on the guide, the first page is entirely Sky Cinema channels as are 5 of the 7 channels on the second page, sure it’s only one click on the channel down button but would be nice if using a profile to only show channels you’ve put in it.
In the same pull-down menu, a ‘+1’ option would be nice.
There’s probably a shortcut I’m not aware of, is there a way to go straight to the pull-down menu from wherever I am in the guide, or do I need to press 1 to go to the first than new, then move up?
I want to stress that these are very minor things, and it’s probably because I’m used to something different, I’ll probably find I’m wizzing around the guide in no time.
Another plus with Virgin is they have 4 Ethernet ports on their router, Sky only had 2. I now have my PC, PS5 and Virgin 360 connected via Ethernet