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Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

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Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... >>

Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse
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Virgin TV V6 box review: Virgin Media’s 4K HDR TiVo powerhouse

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When the first Virgin Media TiVo box was released almost five years ago it was seen as groundbreaking, state-of-the-art and considerably better than anything around at the time. It took Sky a while to catch up with, ahem, catch-up. And, Virgin Media's... >>

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

Virgin TV TellyTablet preview: Virgin Media’s 14-incher more telly than tablet

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Although the Virgin TV V6 box was far from a surprise when it was announced in London in November, not least because the company itself had tweeted teasers, a partnering 14-inch tablet device most definitely caught us off guard. Virgin Media has never... >>

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

Virgin TV V6 TiVo box is 4K HDR ready and joined by a 14-inch Android TellyTablet

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Virgin Media has unveiled not one device, as expected, but two. The Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo, is now official, but so too is a 14-inch HD TellyTablet that enables you to watch live TV, on demand content and your Virgin TV recordings in any room... >>

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

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Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... >>

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

Virgin Media TiVo 2 coming with 4K, new set-top-box to take on Sky Q

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Virgin Media is soon to replace its current TiVo box as the flagship set-top-box in its TV line-up. There is a new device coming in the next few months that will also be powered by TiVo, but capable of 4K video output.In its first quarter financial results... >>

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

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After exclusively bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, Virgin Media continues to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video by offering a new series you can only get through its paid TV service.Mixed martial arts drama Kingdom has been secured by Virgin... >>

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

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Virgin Media has added the Vevo music video streaming service to all TiVo boxes. That means subscribers to its TiVo television service can now access any of the 250,000 plus music videos available on the online platform.The app also enables those with... >>

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

Virgin Media and BT broadband customers will be able to use Sky Q too

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Sky unveiled its much-rumoured Sky Q new TV service earlier today and perhaps surprised many by announcing a whole family of devices rather than one set-top-box, with a Sky Q Hub broadband router as part of the set-up. It makes sense as Sky Q is very... >>

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

Virgin Media solves the public superfast Wi-Fi problem by putting it under your feet

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Virgin Media isn't the first company to offer free Wi-Fi to the public, but that hasn't stopped it from "paving the way" and using alternative solutions to deliver reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi to residents in Chesham. Literally.The company has announced... >>

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

Virgin Media Vivid 200Mbps broadband will be available to customers from October

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Virgin Media is to up the speed of its top level broadband to 200Mbps and offer customers the opportunity to upgrade starting on 1 October.The company has also branded its ultrafast broadband services Vivid. All broadband from 100Mbps and up will be... >>

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

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Virgin Media has been the headline sponsor of the V Festival for many a year now, but this is the first where the company has had on-site Wi-Fi so stable that customers could get a connection almost all weekend. And what's more, a lucky few were treated... >>

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

Free Wi-Fi in UK streets for Virgin Media customers from September

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Virgin Media is to offer free Wi-Fi in public places around the UK, including streets in towns and cities, as it will use customers' Super Hub and Super Hub 2 routers as hotspots. Connection to them will be through a new smartphone app.In a scheme similar... >>

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

Virgin Media signs BT Sport Europe to ensure it's league leader in footy coverage

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Virgin Media has confirmed that it will be adding the new BT Sport Europe channel to its line-up from its 1 August launch date to ensure that it is the only TV provider that will offer every sports channel available before the start of the football season.Although... >>

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

Now you can look at your cloud photos on your Virgin Media TiVo box

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Virgin announced that Virgin Media Cloud has arrived for TiVo.The Virgin Media Cloud app for TiVo is now available, and it'll let you browse and display your personal photos and videos and music (stored in the cloud) on the big screen in your living room.... >>

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools

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If we'd have received this on 1 April we'd have sworn it was designed to pull the wool over our eyes. However, the Virgin Media Paws TV remote has been devised as the company celebrates National Pet Month.There's a point to it too, as research found... >>

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

Virgin Media customers with Android phones and tablets can now watch Sky Sports on the go too

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Virgin Media customers who own iOS devices and subscribe to Sky Sports as part of their TV packages have been able to watch Sky Sports content on their iPhones and iPads since last August. Now Android device owners can too.The latest version of the Sky... >>

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

Virgin Media to spend £3 billion on superfast broadband for four million new homes and businesses

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In its largest expansion move in some time, Virgin Media has pledged to spend £3 billion in ensuring four million new homes and businesses in the UK can access its superfast fibre broadband network.Backed by owner Liberty Global, the money will be spent... >>

Sky Sports News HQ HD finally comes to Virgin Media

Sky Sports News HQ HD finally comes to Virgin Media

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Virgin Media has finally added Sky Sports News HQ HD to its channel line-up almost half a year after the high definition versions of Sky Sports 3, 4, 5 and F1 were introduced. It said at the time that it would include the HD version of Sky's sporting... >>

Don’t worry if you nod off during Doctor Who Christmas special, this wristband will record it for you

Don’t worry if you nod off during Doctor Who Christmas special, this wristband will record it for you

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Virgin Media has teamed with a couple of schoolboy inventors to come up with KipstR wristband, a 3D-printed device that will automatically set a Virgin Media TiVo box to record when the wearer falls asleep.Designed as part of Virgin Media's Switched on... >>

Virgin Media TiVo users get significantly better Netflix experience

Virgin Media TiVo users get significantly better Netflix experience

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It's been a year since Virgin Media launched a Netflix application for its TiVo set-top-box, even adding an access channel in its electronic programme guide. However, although the paid TV platform is one of few to offer the service on its device, it has... >>

Why is my Virgin Media broadband not working? A reason why web pages are hanging

Why is my Virgin Media broadband not working? A reason why web pages are hanging

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Virgin Media customers might find that although they have a good internet connection they can't access web pages, with a "web page not available" message popping up instead of the site they wish to visit.Skype, email and other connectivity functions are... >>

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

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Ofcom has announced that it will be investigating the sale of live TV rights for the FA Premier League under the competition act. It follows a complaint by Virgin Media that Brits are getting a poor deal compared to fans in other European nations.The... >>

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube for free

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube for free

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Having launched to help visitors to the 2012 London Olympics stay connected on their travels, Virgin Media's Tube Wi-Fi network has become a standard service for commuters and passengers alike over the intervening years. And thanks to deals with the networks,... >>

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

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Free Wi-Fi is now available in 150 London Underground stations after a further six were added to the network. With 270 Tube stations in the capital in total, that still leaves some way to go before the entire system is covered, but passengers in Wimbledon... >>

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

New Virgin Media TiVo interface update revealed, coming October

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Virgin Media has a new user interface coming for its TiVo set-top box, and the first customers will see it next week.There has been a shift in design to reflect the change in Virgin Media's branding, but importantly the new interface moves to HTML5. That... >>

Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left

Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left

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Phones4u has been left reeling after Vodafone is the latest big name network to announce it will not be renewing its partnership.Having already lost O2 in January, the UK high street retailer can now only offer its customers contracts from EE (T-Mobile... >>

Tom Oldham: After 22 years of using Canon professionally I've switched to Nikon, here's why

Tom Oldham: After 22 years of using Canon professionally I've switched to Nikon, here's why

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During the Virgin Media V Festival last year Pocket-lint shadowed official photographer Tom Oldham from stage to stage, trying our own hand at gig photography and finding out it's not as easy as you might think. And the year before we interviewed him... >>

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

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Anyone signed up to Sky, TalkTalk or Virgin Media will be able to enjoy Sky Sports for free on Saturday 16 August.The start of the Barclays Premier League kicks off on Saturday and Sky wants everyone in the football spirit, so it's giving away coverage... >>

Sky Sports and Sky Movies apps available on the go to Virgin Media customers

Sky Sports and Sky Movies apps available on the go to Virgin Media customers

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Virgin Media customers with Sky Movies and Sky Sports subscriptions can now access the services on the go via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or online.The iOS Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps now allow users to login using their Virgin Media login details. The... >>

Sky Sports 3, 4 and F1 HD channels arrive on Virgin Media as it reshuffles EPG to cope

Sky Sports 3, 4 and F1 HD channels arrive on Virgin Media as it reshuffles EPG to cope

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Virgin Media has rejigged its EPG to fit in the high definition versions of the Sky Sports channels it has started to introduce.The TV service had previously announced that, in a groundbreaking deal with Sky, it was to add the HD versions of Sky Sports... >>

Virgin Media TiVo subscribers get dedicated Eurosport app in time for French Open tennis

Virgin Media TiVo subscribers get dedicated Eurosport app in time for French Open tennis

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Virgin Media has partnered with Eurosport to offer a dedicated application for sports content from the broadcaster on its TiVo platform.The app is available on UK TiVo boxes from today and it provides access to streamed video content from the Eurosport... >>

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

Virgin Media to get Sky F1 HD channel at last, along with Sky Sports 3 and 4 HD and more

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Virgin Media has signed a five year deal with Sky that means the cable TV operator will get all of the remaining HD channels it has previously lacked.Sky F1 HD, Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD, Sky Sports News HD and Sky News HD will join the service... >>

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

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After years of talks, internet service providers in the UK are about to sign a deal to help cut down on piracy by sending alert letters to suspected offenders. However, they will be educational in tone rather legal. And after four alerts, ISPs will take... >>

Virgin Media offers SIM-only mobile deal for just £5 a month if you take TiVo, broadband and landline

Virgin Media offers SIM-only mobile deal for just £5 a month if you take TiVo, broadband and landline

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Virgin Media has launched new "big" bundles that offer all of its services for one fee. And if taken with the Big Kahuna bundle, a mobile SIM plan will cost just £5 a month with 250MB of data and unlimited calls and texts.That bundle also includes 152Mb... >>

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

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Britain's broadband speeds are on the rise, the latest Ofcom report finds. The UK's average broadband speed is 17.8Mbps, a rise of over 3Mbps in just six months.In the five years since Ofcom first began publishing data on the country's broadband speeds,... >>

Virgin Media gives customers 5GB of free cloud storage, launches packages for additional space

Virgin Media gives customers 5GB of free cloud storage, launches packages for additional space

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Virgin Media has launched Virgin Media Cloud, its own cloud storage solution for its broadband customers.The company has teamed with F-Secure, a third-party firm that specialises in digital security, to provide the service, which can be used to back... >>

Virgin Media announces new boost to customers' broadband speeds, now up to 152Mbps

Virgin Media announces new boost to customers' broadband speeds, now up to 152Mbps

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Virgin Media will boost all broadband customers' speeds again, now offering up to 152Mbps for UK subscribers to its top package.New customers are being offered up to 50Mbps on the Starter package (previously up to 30Mbps), and up to 100Mbps in its... >>

Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level

Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level

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Like the other three of the UK's largest internet service providers, Virgin Media has implemented its parental control filters to block access to pornography and other inappropriate online content.Called Web Safe, this will initially be presented as... >>

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

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Commuters on London's Underground Tube network can now use Virgin Media's Wi-Fi in 10 more stations, bringing the total of locations covered to 131. Another 10 will be added this spring.It is the first big expansion for the network in a year and is a... >>

Virgin Media now has two million TiVo subscribers, half its TV customers

Virgin Media now has two million TiVo subscribers, half its TV customers

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Virgin Media has announced that its TiVo service is now subscribed to by two million households in the UK. With almost four million TV subscribers in total, that means that half or more of them now use a TiVo box rather than the older V+ or V HD boxes... >>

Virgin Media bundles free 08 numbers with £18 30 day SIM-only plan

Virgin Media bundles free 08 numbers with £18 30 day SIM-only plan

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As part of an incentive to attract customers to its VIP SIM-only tariffs, Virgin Media has created an all-inclusive 30-day plan that now includes unlimited calls to 0800, 0870, 0845 and 0808 numbers.Priced at £18 a month, the new plan runs on a rolling... >>

ZTE Blade Q Mini launches in UK exclusively on Virgin Media for only £60

ZTE Blade Q Mini launches in UK exclusively on Virgin Media for only £60

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ZTE has announced its Blade Q Mini smartphone will be on sale in the UK from today as a Virgin Media exclusive.The handset is a mid-range smartphone offering a 4-inch 480 x 800 resolution (233ppi) IPS display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM,... >>

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

Virgin TV Anywhere app arrives for Android, now includes 67 channels to watch

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Virgin Media has taken the leap on to Android smartphones and tablets today as its Virgin TV Anywhere app rolls out to a device near you. With it come a whopping 67 channels available to watch online.The app also comes as Virgin adds nine new channels... >>

Netflix arrives on Virgin Media TiVo: Free for six months if you start Premiere or VIP Collection

Netflix arrives on Virgin Media TiVo: Free for six months if you start Premiere or VIP Collection

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In its bid to take over the world Netflix has made its way on to yet another box for your telly. This time it’s Virgin Media’s turn. But the big V is not content with just adding Netflix, it also wants to give it away free for six months.People signing-up... >>

Virgin Media to offer unlimited 152Mb broadband from February 2014

Virgin Media to offer unlimited 152Mb broadband from February 2014

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Virgin Media is to launch an unlimited broadband service that it claims is "far beyond BT". The new high-end broadband service will offer speeds of up to 152Mb.It has also announced that it will be boosting the existing fibre optic network in order to... >>

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C coming to Virgin Media in UK on 22 November

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C coming to Virgin Media in UK on 22 November

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Virgin Media in the UK will soon offer Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.Virgin Media provides fixed and mobile telephone, television and broadband internet services to businesses and consumers in the UK, but it has never before offered the iPhone. That... >>

Virgin Media SmartCall now available: Make calls on your mobile using landline minutes

Virgin Media SmartCall now available: Make calls on your mobile using landline minutes

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Virgin Media has made its new SmartCall service available to home phone customers. It allows them to make calls from their smartphones over a Wi-Fi connection anywhere in the world using the inclusive minutes on their landline packages.The service is... >>

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

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We get to see some cool stuff here at Pocket-lint, and the Doom Piano was no exception. What, you might ask, is a "Doom Piano". It certainly sounds foreboding, but perhaps it's just a depressing bit of music. Well, no, it's not, it's a hacked musical... >>