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datlexdatlex Forumite
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Has any one on here used Talk Talk TV service? I currently have freeview and Now but would be interested in getting more channels. My realistic options are Virgin or Talk talk as I do not want a sky dish. Virgin seems expensive to get popular channels such as sky 1 or fox. I can't get fibre here so BT TV is not available.
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  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    I would take a guess that Virgin will give you a lot more channels for a lot less.

    TalkTalk TV essentials is £5 plus £5 for TV Starter Boost which gives you Sky 1...check out what you get here http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/tv-boosts#starter
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  • datlexdatlex Forumite
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    HappyMJ wrote: »
    I would take a guess that Virgin will give you a lot more channels for a lot less.

    TalkTalk TV essentials is £5 plus £5 for TV Starter Boost which gives you Sky 1...check out what you get here http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/tv-boosts#starter
    I know what they offer. My question related to what people's experience is of them.
    Sealed Pot Challenge no 37, Attempting Frugal Living. Became debt free at the end ot 2016. Used savings from becoming debt free to put a deposit on a bungalow last year now working on becoming Mortgage free by overpaying. (without overpayment MFW date is 2036)
  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    Hi datlex, you may get a better feel and response to this on the TalkTalk TV forum, here

    http://community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/TalkTalk-TV-all-other/bd-p/116

    Or on the main YouView forum, here -

    https://community.youview.com/youview
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    We have it. It took a bit of getting used to and we have had to reset the box twice.

    I negotiated a new package when my last contract ran out, so we are very happy. £26.50 for Anytime calls, including international, broadband and TV.
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  • jbainbridgejbainbridge Forumite
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    We also have it. The box is a little sluggish but not too bad and I would say it has become more stable over the last 6 months - in fact I can't remember when I last reset it! One thing I do like is that you can record the free Sky channels - which is quite clever (as they are delivered over the internet).

    Broadband will depend on the line to your house and any internal wiring. We are in a relatively new house not far from the exchange and get 16Mb ... so I don't feel the need to pay for fibre.

    I've also recently renewed and pay about £26.50/mth for PlusTV, line rental, free calls, broadband (will go up £10 in 12months).
  • pollypenny wrote: »
    We have it. It took a bit of getting used to and we have had to reset the box twice.

    I negotiated a new package when my last contract ran out, so we are very happy. £26.50 for Anytime calls, including international, broadband and TV.


    Does seem like a good deal, does this include line rental?
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