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Thinking of moving from Sky

clearbluesky
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Hi,

I have been a long term Sky Q user on a basic package but now Virgin can connect us to full fibre, Sky cannot. In addition Sky Q has got so expensive and our budget is around £50pmThe package that seems to suit us is the 250 Mega TV package but what is not clear is can the various channels, esp live TV such as BBC2, be recorded? I can find no mention of this or how much disk space is available.

Most grateful of your advice. Thanks!

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IoanaNeacsu
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Hi, yes you can record any live tv, including BBC 2. I’m not sure how big is the space available but it’s plenty, I’ve never got to use all of it and I’m recording many shows through the week.

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IoanaNeacsu
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Hi, yes you can record any live tv, including BBC 2. I’m not sure how big is the space available but it’s plenty, I’ve never got to use all of it and I’m recording many shows through the week.

japitts
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Virgin's TV360 boxes include hard drives for the purposes of recording any channel within your package. The Stream boxes don't.

TV360 master boxes have a 1Tb hard drive, multiroom mini-boxes slave off the master.

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newapollo
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Hi @clearbluesky 

Yes you can record channels on the TV360 box.

Info below from the https://www.virginmedia.com/tv/virgin-tv-360 page.

You can record six shows while watching a seventh on the 360 box. That’s twice as many as the old V6 boxes. With a whopping 1TB of storage space, you’ll have room for up to 500 hours of shows in standard definition or 100 hours in HD.

There's a quick user guide on < this page > 

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nodrogd
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V360 has the ability to record 6 channels simultaneously. There is 1TB of storage on the disk(equivalent to Sky Q). Be aware that Sky Atlantic is not available on VM, along with a few others. However, VM still has channels like Eden that have been removed from Sky.

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japitts
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@nodrogd wrote:

Be aware that Sky Atlantic is not available on VM


Although a valid point, many of the flagship Sky Atlantic shows have started to be simulcast on Sky Showcase recently - which VM do carry.

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Cardiffman282
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You might want to try haggling with Sky now that you have a specific VM package to point to. 

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Roger_Gooner
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£50pm is an unrealistic budget for broadband and Pay TV, and VM imposes every April a price rise of RPI plus 3.9 percentage points (it totals 8.8% next month). You will get an initial low price as a new customer but will pay much more after 18 months.

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