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Virgin offering £50 TiVo box with 500GB Hard Drive

Back in December of last year, Virgin announced a new breed of set-top cable box; the TiVo. It’s been branded as a “smart recording device”, offering to record programs it thinks you may like based on your viewing habits, all onto a whopping internal hard drive of 1TB.

Today, Virgin has announced that it will be offering a cheaper alternative to the 1TB premium TiVo box. Everything about the cheaper box is the same bar the hard drive size; the cheaper version features half the storage at 500GB. Now, in terms of storage for TV shows and movies, 500GB is not to be sniffed at, and it’d still take a fair while to fill up.

Virgin customers subscribed to either the M+, L and XL packages can get the new 500GB TiVo box for £50 upfront, plus installation fees. To add the TiVo service itself to your existing Virgin Media TV package, it will cost an extra £8 per month for M+ and L subscribers and £3 extra for XL subscribers.

If 500GB storage isn’t enough for you, the 1TB premium box will set you back £150 if you’re an existing subscriber or £200 if you’re a new customer looking to sign up to the service.

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