Virgin Media has announced the launch of four new HD channels. The move sees the cable TV provider expand its high-definition offering beyond the BBC HD service that it currently carries.
Until now, Sky HD was the only TV service to offer more than a basic HD TV service, but Virgin’s plans to launch Living HD, MTV HD, FX HD and National Geographic HD soon will give consumers a wider HD service choice.
To watch programmes in high definition, you’ll need an HD service and an HD-ready TV. Our review on LCD and Plamsa TVs has the latest HDTV models.
Our review on Freesat has information on HD content you can get without paying a monthly fee.
Virgin V+ HD box
To watch Virgin’s HD content, you’ll need to get Virgin’s HD box called ‘V+’. The V+ box costs £99. A further £5 a month subscription fee applies to customers on Virgin’s Size M or L TV packages. Customers who opt for Virgin’s top XL package don’t have to pay the monthly fee, but this package isn’t cheap at £32.50 a month (including a cable phone line).
Virgin Media bundles
Virgin allows you to bundle broadband, phone and TV services together. It even has some bundles that include mobile phone services.
To see how Virgin compares for satisfaction with other providers, see our reviews of mobile phones services, broadband and phone, internet and TV packages.
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