Free HD from Virgin Media


April 22, 2010

As more broadcasters offer a high definition version of their channels, the race is on to carry them and when it comes to the terrestrial TV channels, it seems that consumers are reluctant to pay for this content.

It seems that Virgin Media is interested in pushing the HD boundaries further by offering the VM HD V Box with free access to the high definition channels on the platform.

This is a direct assault on BSkyB, which still charges £10 per month for the Sky HD TV service.

The Virgin Media HD V Box, which is built by Cisco, offers similar specs to the Sky+ HD set top box and even includes a power saving function that could cut power use by up to 95 per cent.

The V Box has a starting price of £49 as well as an installation charge of £35.






 

Comments in chronological order (3 comments)

  1. Simon says:

    I’m an existing Virgin Media customer and can report that currently there is no way to get the HD Box without signing up for a landline service at £11 per month.
    So Virgin HD will cost you £1 more per month than SKY HD.

  2. Brandon Decker says:

    I currently have the broadband, land line. basic tv package. Can i get the HD box fitted with no monthly charges ? What channels will be available

  3. Tom says:

    “The Virgin Media HD V Box, which is built by Cisco, offers similar specs to the Sky+ HD set top box…”

    Except it has no Pause/Rewind/Record function?

    Don’t mislead people, the HD V Box has no hard drive, hence no recording functions.

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