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  • Gaming

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

    By 27 September 2013

    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...

  • Televisions

    New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

    By 4 December 2012

    The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities. Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Virgin TV Anywhere app review (iOS)

    By 7 November 2012

    Virgin Media has finally launched its second-screen companion application for its TiVo box service on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as it looks to take its fight with Sky beyond the television screen and into the world of supportive apps. Virgin TV Anywhere...

  • Home Cinema

    Gold Virgin Media TiVo box pictures and hands-on

    By 24 July 2012

    To celebrate reaching one million customers for its TiVo service, Virgin Media commissioned an extremely limited edition gold version of its 1TB set-top-box. So limited, in fact, that there's only one in existance. And, like with the vajazzled version...

  • Phones

    Virgin Media Wi-Fi on the London Underground hands-on

    By 7 June 2012

    Virgin Media has started to roll out its new Wi-Fi service in stations in the London Underground from 7 June with the promise of up to 120 stations by the end of the summer. But is it easy to use, does it work, and are there any restrictions? On launch...

  • Televisions

    APP OF THE DAY: Virgin Media TV Guide review (Android)

    By 11 July 2011

    Virgin Media continues to extend its reach into new ways of consuming and controlling media, first Spotify and now remote control for your TiVo box. The release of the currently Android only (although expect an iOS version) Virgin Media TV Guide app brings...

  • Home Cinema

    The Only Way is Essex vajazzled Virgin Media TiVo box hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    Crivens. Just when we thought we'd seen everything, we've happened across a vajazzled Virgin Media TiVo box, created in honour of trashy "guilty pleasure" TV show The Only Way is Essex. Nestled in a corner of the Virgin Media Private Members' Club for...

  • Home Cinema

    Virgin Media TiVo BBC iPlayer app hands-on

    By 31 March 2011

    One of the many exciting features about the Virgin Media TiVo box (or Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo box, to give it it's full name) is its ability to run Flash based applications, housed in their own section on the menu system. And those who have had...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Virgin Media TiVo review

    By 3 March 2011

    It’s been a long time coming, but Virgin Media’s TiVo project has finally been realised. And, if you think that plain old catch up TV and video-on-demand services are good, wait ‘til you get a load of this. Virgin Media has always been at the forefront...

  • Home Cinema

    Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo unveiled and in-depth hands-on

    By 1 December 2010

    Virgin Media has finally shown off its brand spanking new TiVo-powered set-top-box, and revealed that pre-registration has opened on its website. It also revealed that boxes will be starting to roll-out later this month (December), although the vast majority...

  • Home Cinema 0 out of 5

    First Look: Virgin Media Player (beta) review

    By 19 October 2010

    Pocket-lint has been giving the Virgin Media Player Beta the once over to see if and what sets it apart from the other IPTV players. First up, we think it's only right that we point out the Virgin Media Player is only available to its XL TV customers...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Virgin Media Mobile Broadband review

    By 21 November 2008

    Virgin Media has jumped onto the mobile broadband bandwagon with the launch of its own Virgin Mobile dongle and service into what's arguably a fairly crowded market. It seems the company hopes to distinguish itself on price, and offers pretty good value...

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