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News Virgin Media offers iPlayer via TV

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Is this only available to people with the 'samuel L' service?
     
  3. mmorgue

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    Well, it's all nice that they're spending money on more services but.... couldn't they instead spend the ££ on getting the infrastructure updated and reliable? My 20mbit line certainly isn't 20mbit. And when it approaches speeds of near 20mbit, it's short lived and throttled during the times I use the net.

    Personally, as a VM subscriber, I'd much prefer faster & more reliable bandwidth than extra services because, if you're infrastructure ain't there, what's the point?
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I am (sadly) using Virgin ADSL, which completly blocks all Iplayer traffic, at all times of the day. Nice to see they treat thier users so differently dependant on which way you connect.
     
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    Serious? We get iPlayer just fine.
     
  6. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    cable or DSL though rich?
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I'm on Virgin ADSL and I get iPlayer no worries. Are you sure you've not accidentally blocked it on your side, through your router for instance?
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    20mb bb you cant expect the web site your downloading from or viewing to give you 2.5MB/s all the time (use an download manager that uses mutisource links to the download files) , speed depends on what the other end can send it at or if you downloaded/upload total 3gb (its combined) between 4pm and 10pm it sets off an 5mb bb speed limit for 4 hrs (from the time it is started so if you do it 1 min before 10pm you get the idea) you can still download +100gb even with this limit far better then BT with 2gb limts up to 60gb per month
     
  9. mmorgue

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    @leexgx - oh no, i fully accept that. Not every midget sex website I visit can send me the quality material at 2.5MB/s :) But, I do know that when I down load drivers frmo say Nvidia, Apple, or installables from other very popular, high end companies at my work, they come in a very fast speeds -- much faster than at home. And speed tests show that I rarely have the ability to rec speeds of what VM are charging me for.

    I suppose my gripe is, if I pay for 20mbit speeds, I expect to have *unfiltered/uncapped/dethrottled* speeds 24/7. And if not, then VM should be spending their money on making sure I and everyone else does have that, as opposed to loads more services, some of which prolly only go to fill up the webbernet connection... :/
     
  10. koola

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    Virgin media is destroying web neutrality! I bet this is another sly attempt to get more companies on board before rolling out their "fast/slow lane" model nationwide.

    See my sig link for more details.
     
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