Virgin Media’s V6 set-top box is a great upgrade for anyone who’s sick and tired of the sluggish interface of their old TiVo box, but until now you’ve been forced to pay a £20 activation fee to get the new hardware.

Today, the company has announced it’s scrapping this fee, meaning there’s now no reason not to upgrade your set-top box. Virgin says that the vast majority of its customers will be able to self-install, and that you won’t have to re-contract as part of the process.

The new box offers access to 4K content via Netflix and YouTube, and also has seven tuners, allowing you to record up to six channels while watching a seventh. Virgin claims around 25% of its customers have already made the upgrade.

Should you upgrade?

We gave the V6 the full TechRadar review experience back in October and we found it to be a bit of a mixed bag.

It’s definitely a big step up from the company’s previous set top box, which was hampered by a sluggish interface that made navigation a chore, but it isn’t quite the step forward that Sky’s competing Sky Q service is.

While Sky has …read more

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