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Virgin’s TiVo with 1TB storage

November 3, 2010

Virgin Media has revealed first details of its upcoming TiVo-powered HD/3D set top box which will give customers a record breaking 1 TeraByte of PVR storage.

The new HD/3D set top box will launch alongside Virgin Media’s new TiVo-powered next generation connected TV service scheduled for later this year, and will be capable of storing up to 500 hours of content. The company says that when coupled with Virgin Media’s TV on Demand service, the new service will give UK consumers access to over 4,600 hours of TV shows, movies and music videos, including hundreds of hours of HD and 3D entertainment, plus catch up TV from the terrestrial broadcasters, all available instantly.

The box will also feature its own dedicated internal modem able to deliver HD video and other online services without impacting customers’ regular broadband connections. As a result, Virgin Media’s new TiVo-powered service will not only be able to deliver linear TV alongside an instant TV on demand offering but will also be able to support online video in HD straight to customers’ TVs without having to sacrifice other online activities when in use.

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