Virgin Media O2 has upgraded a few of its channels from SD (commonplace definition) to HD (excessive definition) for purchasers at no further value, offering a decision improve to a lot of well-liked channels. This implies prospects received’t need to make do with primary 720p decision and can as a substitute get pleasure from Full HD, even when this does really feel like one thing that ought to have taken place lengthy earlier than 2023.
Customers on the Combine bundle can have 14 channels upgraded to HD – the brand new additions embrace Nationwide Geographic HD, Sky Comedy HD and Sky Arts HD. In the meantime, these on the Participant & Mixit packages will get seven new channels upgraded – these embrace ITVBe and Film4.
Virgin will probably be eradicating the SD variations of all these channels, and going ahead will solely supply the HD variants. Virgin Stream already has the HD channels as commonplace, however now the TV set-top bins be a part of it.
Final 12 months, the BBC modified its channels on Virgin to HD by default. At present’s change displays a gradual part out of SD channels as TV know-how continues to evolve.
On the improve, David Bouchier, Chief TV and Leisure Officer at Virgin Media O2 stated the next: “…the place there’s a HD choice out there, we’re giving it to our prospects as commonplace to allow them to get pleasure from some the UK’s well-liked TV channels in incredible excessive definition, at no further value.”
As some channels are being eliminated, Virgin’s information will change. In case you’re in search of one thing and aren’t positive what quantity to press in your distant, then Virgin has up to date its on-line TV information to mirror the brand new modifications.
In case you have a Virgin TV 360 field, then chances are you’ll have to reset your collection hyperlink when the SD model of the channel is eliminated and alter it to the HD model.
TV packages with Virgin begin from £29.99 per 30 days. Proper now, new prospects who join both the Greater Bundle + Sports activities or the Final Oomph Bundle can get a free LG 43in TV thrown in free of charge.