Find out more about Virgin Media HD
What is Virgin Media HD?
Virgin Media HD brings you movies, sport and TV in stunning high definition, so that you can watch with enhanced picture and sound. The breathtaking scope, vivid imaging and crystal clear audio give you an immersive, memorable experience, taking TV to a new level. As long as you have an HD-ready TV, and a set-top box from Virgin Media, you can watch channels in glorious high definition, and Virgin Media makes some HD channels available to every TV customer.
There are free-to-air and subscription-only HD channels, and the top TV pack will give you over 20 HD channels. You also have the option of other HD channels in line with premium content such as Sky Sports.
Your V HD or TiVo box will come HD-ready, and if you want to change your pack to get more HD channels then you always have the option to do this.
V HD Box
The V HD Box is Virgin Media’s set-top box ready for high definition. With this box and an HD-ready TV, you can watch movies, TV series and sport in glorious high definition, with stunningly enhanced picture and sound.
You will also need an HDMI cable but all Virgin Media HD boxes come with one of these.
The V HD box comes 3D-ready, so if you have a TV compatible with 3D you can also watch TV broadcast in this immersive, eye-popping format.
If you want more from your Virgin Media set-top box, you can choose TiVo 500MB or TiVo 1GB, giving you smart, extra features including pause, rewind and record, as well as the memory capacity to store hours of high definition TV.
Virgin Media HD Channels
Many of the free-to-air and subscription-only channels have HD broadcasts, so that you can experience the shows in high definition. Whether it’s movies, sport or TV series, high definition brings the images vividly to life and offers crisp, clear sound quality. Not everything has an HD counterpart, but popular stations like BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4, Discovery, Film4 and Sky1 all have a high definition broadcast.
With Virgin Media, you will receive some HD channels free of charge, no matter which TV pack you choose. If you opt for the biggest TV pack you will get over 20 HD channels, and if you choose premium channel packs like Sky Sports and Sky Movies, then you can get those HD broadcasts too.
Virgin Media HD Deals
You can check out the current HD offers when you search Virgin Media deals and compare digital TV. The best way to see what’s on offer is to use online comparison tools available to you. The HD TV, digital TV and broadband markets are very competitive, so the providers will often promote deals that offer impressive value, with incentives such as free time with one of the services, or money off your subscription for a limited time.
You can take advantage of these deals to get better value from your subscription, and if you see something that promotes HD with other incentives, and you want high definition TV, then it could be worth considering. Remember that doing an online comparison is the easy, effective way to assess the deals available. Don't forget that with Virgin Media Collections, you'll get TiVo, along with HD channels, as well as broadband and calls, for the complete home package.