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UPDATE: Virgin TV's smaller 500GB TiVo box available now for existing customers

Virgin TiVo

Updated 11.05.11

Existing Virgin TV customers can order the new smaller 500GB TiVo personal video recorder (PVR) from today.

If you already have a Virgin M+, L or XL TV subscription, the box will cost you £50 plus standard installation charges.

Those on the M+ and L packages will pay an extra £8/month for the TiVo service, while XL customers pay an additional £3 a month.

To order your new TiVo box, visit the Virgin website or call 0845 650 7777. New customers will be able to get it later this summer, says Virgin.

Published 11.04.11

For those who baulked at the cost of Virgin's new 1TB TiVo set-top box, there's a new smaller 500GB model on the way in May for £49.95.

It will be available to Virgin customers with the 'L' or 'M+' TV subscription packages, unlike the 1TB box which is only available to those with the top 'XL' package.

The 500GB version can record up to 250 hours of standard-definition programmes and retains the three tuners and internal modem of its bigger brother.

Virgin also says anyone who has pre-registered for the larger 1TB TiVo box will get it at a discount price of £149.95 with free installation (normally £40).

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.