The Premiere Collection from Virgin Media gives you Virgin’s top TV package with both a TiVo box and an extra V HD box, a 60Mb broadband service and phone with included weekend calls. Combining the 500GB Virgin TiVo Box with the top TV size available on Virgin Media, TV XL, this bundle gives you access to over 175 channels of live TV including 23 HD channels and the ability to search and record a host of other programmes using the TiVo service – it really is a top package.
The cost is £45 a month plus Virgin line rental for £13.90 a month.
The TiVo service from Virgin Media works like a normal PVR (personal video recorder,) enabling you to pause rewind and record live TV, but it goes a few steps further too. You can search content by keyword across not just your live TV channels but catch-up, On Demand and web TV like YouTube as well. You create a WishList of favourite programmes to catch and tell the box what sort of TV you like by using the new Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons on the remote. The 500GB hard drive in this box will let you record around 250 hours of standard TV.
Details of the Premiere Collection package
What's in the Premiere Collection?
- >> TV - over 175 channels from all the free-to-air favourites to ESPN, Discovery and Nickelodeon including 23 channels in HD. XL also gives you access to the full range of TV Choice on demand content on Virgin, with entire series of top shows like House, Heroes and Dexter there to be watched at will
- >> TiVo - a 500GB Virgin TiVo box plus a V HD box for a second room - the V HD is an HD and 3D ready box with no recording functions
- >> Phone M - unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobiles
- >> 60Mb Broadband - average download speeds of up to 60Mb, unlimited downloads subject to fair usage policy, a free wireless router, 5GB of online storage and 10 free photo prints per month. Virgin Media are known as the fastest broadband supplier so the 60Mb advertised is what you will get as an average rather than a rare occurence. Spotify Premium free for 3 months with 60Mb broadband and above
More about TiVo
The 500GB TiVo Box is HD and 3D ready and gives you all the functionality of a V+ Box (pause, rewind and record TV) and lots more- here are the key features;
- >> Search - by keyword for actor, director or title and the box will bring back content from live TV, something you may have missed in the last week, a pay per view movie and even content from the web
- >> WishList - this is like pre-ordering what you want and the box will find and record shows that fit the bill
- >> Suggestions - TiVo will get to know the sort of thing you like and suggest other programmes for you, even recording them in a special folder
- >> Web Apps - You can use the TiVo box for web applications like eBay, Facebook and Twitter
- >> Built-in Broadband - The box has it's own 10Mb broadband connection, separate from your broadband package, so you can stream web TV and use the apps without slowing down the internet for the rest of the household