Virgin Media offers a huge choice of programming with up to 245 channels available, including the best of Sky, Sky Sports, Freeview, terrestrial channels and on-demand TV. Depending on the package you choose you'll receive either a 500GB TiVo boxor Virgin's new, cutting-edge Virgin TV V6 box, which is also powered by TiVo. Virgin's new set-top box is 1TB, allowing you to keep up to 500 hours of TV recorded and stored for later.
The TiVo service from Virgin Media offers all your favourite TV channels, including Sky favourites, catch-up TV, on-demand movies and shows, and internet media content. It allows you to pause and rewind live TV shows, record three channels while watching a fourth, and manage your recordings from your mobile device or laptop.
The TiVo box, available with either 500GB or 1TB of storage, offers up to 500 hours of standard TV or up to 100 hours of HD TV for the 1TB version. The 500GB TiVo model lets you record around 250 hours of standard TV and around 50 hours of HD TV.
With a host of other features, including programming suggestions, WishLists according to actor or director, and intelligent space management, the TiVo box is a must-have tool for anybody who is serious about their television.
Virgin recently announced the launch of their new set-top box, the V6. It's still powered by TiVo, so it'll look and feel familiar to current users and it still offers all the great functionality of TiVo — but smarter, faster and smaller.
The feature that really sets the V6 box apart from its competitors is an intelligent search that allows you to look for content across all of Virgin's apps, services and channels. So if you're watching a series on Netflix and run out of episodes, you can perform a smart search on your V6 box and see if newer episodes are available on any other streaming service or on-demand. This feature also works for directors and actors, too.
The new V6 box costs £99.95 for most customers, although if you're on a top-tier Full House or VIP bundle, the set-top box only costs £49.95.
Getting on board with Virgin Media TV is simple; however, you’ll need a fibre-optic broadband connection to sign up with Virgin. This is because the service is delivered to your home via the company’s highly advanced cable broadband network technology.
If you’re an existing Virgin Media broadband customer, you may already have one of these. If not, that’s no problem: Virgin Media TV bundles include a fibre-optic broadband connection as part of the deal.
Unfortunately, because Virgin Media’s network does not currently cover all of the UK, not all homes can get Virgin Media fibre-optic broadband.
To check the availability of Virgin TV services in your area, use our broadband postcode checker. Bear in mind that offers and availability change, so always check with the Virgin Media sales team.
To enjoy 3D TV with Virgin Media you’ll first need to check that you have a 3D capable TV, plus some special stereoscopic 3D glasses. Finally, to connect the box to your TV, you’ll require an HDMI cable. This in included free of charge with all Virgin Media TV bundles.
It’s worth noting that not everything you watch will be in 3D, simply because many programmes and movies will not have been made with the technology in mind.
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