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Virgin Media V+
6.5 out of 10

Virgin Media V+

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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Paul 'Pugs' Foster, Cnet.co.uk
16 February 2014
  • Summary: The menu system on this box is practically medieval, proven by the fact that it is set up for a 4:3 screen and isn't even in widescreen. Not a scratch on Sky TV standard HD box.
  • Pros: its quite quick
  • Cons: terrible user interface
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Luke Parker, Cnet.co.uk
8 June 2012
  • Summary: it great if your on a budget or for an other room other than that its a good little box and its FREE for new and old customers.
  • Pros: speedy and box look good
  • Cons: ugly user interface
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User Review

Mr_Mystri, Cnet.co.uk
16 August 2011
  • Summary: I got this samsung box quite recently in exchange for the old scientific model That model i had for approx 4 years. And all it ever did was freeze constantly Was very very slow with changing channels and was real laggy. On getting the samsung model i noticed an immediate difference in size and style The samsung oozes class and general useage is alot faster. Very pleasd so far.
  • Pros: Lovely design, faster than original box. Lovely choice of channels
  • Cons: Could have more HD channels
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

astonjade94, Cnet.co.uk
19 June 2011
  • Summary: it is always breaking, and is really slow. Although it has a lot of channels, when i come to watch my recorded programmes they dont work
  • Pros: the amount of channels
  • Cons: it is constantly breaking!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

tevaka, Cnet.co.uk
11 December 2010
  • Summary: I don't have the money or inclination to add SKy movies/sport to my Virgin XL package so can't comment on that content.However, I find my V+ HD box is always full of programmes to watch as I series link them. The 15 HD channels suit me - especailly FX + SyFy - as well as themore mainstream channels and Film4 + ESPN + Eurosport.
  • Pros: Lots of HD content incl. on demand,Iplayer etc,ability to record 2 programmes while watching a 3rd recording(Sky can't match that)
  • Cons: UI not so pretty or intuitive
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

priley95, Cnet.co.uk
12 May 2010
  • Summary: Fantastic service- shows just what a Cable company can achieve
  • Pros: PVR, lots of channels, HD
  • Cons: UI, laggy at times and +1
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

redmozzy, Cnet.co.uk
11 May 2010
  • Summary: About 3 years ago, I owned the original V+ box and found it to be slow and unreliable (I soon realised why there was a reset button on the front of the box!). Last year I chose to move to Sky for my TV and got an Amstrad Sky+ HD box which was perfectly good for my TV needs but as I kept my broadband with Virgin (I have the 50Mb service and wasn't prepared to give that up), it worked out expensive.
  • Pros: The box looks gorgeous, plenty of on demand
  • Cons: Not enough HD content yet
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jay128k, Cnet.co.uk
10 May 2010
  • Summary: I have had both versions of the V+ box,I would Recommend the Samsung V+,but avoid the Scientific Atlanta its not very good and is sluggish avoid that one at all costs. if you get the box pictured above, then your lucky.
  • Pros: speed,on demand content,just works
  • Cons: could have a better interface,remote control is not good,monthly price of the tv package
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pstead1978, Cnet.co.uk
10 May 2010
  • Summary: First of all, I've had this service for over a year now coupled with a 20 meg broadband connection - compared to my previous Virgin subscriptions I've had no problems whatsoever with it. You get a wide variety of channels you can subscribe to but the problem is there isn't that many HD channels for you to watch, although I've heard claims that it upscales the picture from SD - you can still see the difference between ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD.
  • Pros: The on demand services are to die for
  • Cons: Lack of HD lets it down
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