Virgin an alternative?




I have Sky HD at the minute. I've been worrying about the change in the new boxes which have no component out (my Sony plasma has no HDMI). Would V+ be a solution when my Sky HD box dies next time ..... does it have component out? Is it as good? It may be my only option as I won't be able to afford a new TV (this one isn't actually very old... I sadly just missed HDMI). Sky may lose quite a few customers over this.

Cheers for any thoughts..



Active Member
as far as im aware, component is being dropped purely due to potential copyright issues, ie recording the signal to say somethink other than a sky hard drive. I tend not to use component due to most screens overscan of this signal.


Novice Member
VM only offer BBCHD and a selection of VOD HD, it simply is not comparable to SKY HD package so for content it's no contest and if you have a problem then make sure SKY replace the box with the same model, there will be thousands in the supply chain with component:)

Doesn't your TV have even DVI?

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
Agree with the above post, and also Virgin use a fair bit of HDCP to protect their VOD movies meaning you can only view via HDMI not component.

Probably better off sticking with Sky and trying to dodge the component-less boxes.


Yes, although dodging them may be difficult. They may even withdraw all component boxes so as to enforce their new regime. Oh well... I''ll cross that bridge...

No, I don't have any such connection. I think I was JUST before they came in. It's one of the KE37SX Sonys.... very good TV apart from that.

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