First deal so be gentle....
Further to this tip http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/41630/all-virgin-broadband-xl-customers-c/
The cost of the V+ box has gone down to just £25 (from £150) if you take out the VIP package (thats Evening & Weekend Calls free, XL Boradband and XL TV). I had this confirmed on the phone by a supervisor earlier today and seems to be a new and on-going offer. The £25 also covers the cost of installation too if you are an exisiting customer.
(I am not sure if this is still the case for new customers, maybe someone could confirm or not) but it is definately the case for existing customers.
The V+ box is like the Sky+ box but better in the sense that you can actually record 2 different channels whilst watching a third, is HD ready out of the box ( so no need for a seperate HD box unlike Sky) and can be connected via HDMI for better picture quality.
I currently cannot see this on the VM website so its best to call VM sales if you are wanting to get the deal.