Virgin Media has announced it’s halving the price of its personal video recorder (PVR) – the V+Box – in the run-up to Christmas.
The PVR costs £75 until the end of December and allows viewers to record up to 80 hours of TV programmes and films.
V+ has three tuners so you can record two channels whilst watching a third and it will also pause live TV.
Virgin Media says customers signing up by 12 December are guaranteed installation by Christmas Eve.
The V+ is a Best Buy in the latest Which? PVR report.
It’s the only cable television PVR and can also receive high definition (HD) signals – although it’s not the best HD picture quality we’ve seen. You’ll also need an HD-ready TV.
We found that as a PVR it works brilliantly, is hugely versatile and has many features. However it is not as straightforward to use as some other Best Buy Freeview and Sky PVRs.
The V+ is available only directly from Virgin and you need to be a Virgin cable customer. Monthly costs for the V+ vary depending on the TV package you subscribe to.