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Virgin Media finally set to launch 'V6' 4K UHD TiVo box on November 30?

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VIrgin Media has sent out invites for a special event on November 30, where it looks likely to launch its new 'V6' 4K UHD TiVo box.

The invitation doesn't explicitly reference the new 4K box, which is called the Virgin TV V6 in full, although it's difficult to see the company revealing any other product given what we already know.

VIrgin Media first teased and then (sort of) revealed the V6 way back in August on Twitter.

All that really remains to be seen, therefore, is if Virgin's managed to slim down the hardware at all – initial reactions to the box back in autumn were mostly focussed around its apparent obesity – how it will affect Virgin Media's price plans, and the Ultra HD content lineup.

Virgin Media is one of the last big players to join the 4K party, with rival TV provider Sky launching its own UHD-ready Sky Q box way back in early-2016.

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Excited to see Virgin Media heading to the 4K ball? Let us know in the comments below.

Chris B

November 4, 2016, 10:34 am

Their TV anywhere iOS / Android app has recently been updated to include functionality to stream from the V6 box. I would post a link, but the last time I did that my account got blocked for spam (while letting real spammers through unhindered).

Nic Pillinger

November 4, 2016, 4:18 pm

Not sure about "released" but we got a v6 when we had our virgin service installed earlier this week!

Lilwarski

November 6, 2016, 8:21 pm

How is it? Is it good?

Nic Pillinger

November 6, 2016, 9:13 pm

First TiVo I've had, compared to a very recent Humax youView box I'm not massively impressed. The UI is nice and responsive and so far it seems to do everything pretty well - not sure what the old virgin boxes were like so can't compare to that I'm afraid.

Lilwarski

November 6, 2016, 9:20 pm

What don't you like about it? Well you had me at responsive, the old tivo is slow!

Nic Pillinger

November 6, 2016, 9:59 pm

In terms of usability you can't really beat the youview interface (imho). Sure I'll get used to TiVo though :)

Adrian Hughes

November 7, 2016, 10:21 pm

How did you get the V6 so early when there is only a few in distribution for demo purposes? and they haven't finalised the dashboard (Menu) yet...unless they are running the older layout on it.

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