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.
Pros: Lovely design, faster than original box. Lovely choice of channels
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.
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)
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...
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