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Top set top box?

Advantages: Wide range of programmes; easy recording; picture & sound quality; 'free' HD
Disadvantages: Not quite the latest set top box functionality; can freeze and quite slow to reboot

When our combined DVD/VHS recorder finally died a death some time ago we needed to replace it as soon as possible, preferably with something a bit more up to date. Upgrading our existing cable set top box solved the problem; it also had a number of other ...

steves001 27.10.2011 · Read full review
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Never miss a thing

Advantages: records tv easily
Disadvantages: occassionally misses the end of a programme

...When I switched from Sky to Virgin media, the main reason I switched was because of the quality of the Virgin + box. Without bad mouthing Sky, I simply was not happy with their services and thought that it was time for a change. I think I ended up paying ...

RosesAreRed1207 21.11.2011 · Read full review
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Like A Virgin

Advantages: record 2 shows while watching a third, on demand
Disadvantages: responsiveness to the remote is poor

The Virgin V+ HD box is a great TV service. With this box you can pause and rewind live TV, you can also record up to 2 programmes at one time, while watching another. I also allows you to watch HD channels and this comes at no extra cost with the XL pack ...

bubblepop2 07.09.2010 · Read full review
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Good on paper, in reality it has serious usability flaws

Advantages: some on demand content, can record two programmes at once
Disadvantages: terrible, terrible usability issues when compared to sky

...Having moved from Sky HD to the V+ service, which on paper actually looks better, I'd like to provide the following advice at the V+ box/ Virgin Media shortcomings. Annoyingly, most of these issues could all be fixed if someone could be bothered to issue ...

messymanco 08.10.2010 · Read full review
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Virgin V+ - Great PVR

Advantages: Record two channels while watching another. Pause and rewind live tv
Disadvantages: Can become slow when harddrive fills up

Ive currently got 2 V+ units (One in each reception room) as they are such great machines! The default settings on the V+ are some of the simplest that I have come across and my personal opinion is that they are also easier to use compared to the Sky+ bo ...

powerfulrogue 13.09.2010 · Read full review
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