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TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR

TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR
alaScore 89

905 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 905 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability, while comments are divided on the finish.

usability, value for money, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 752 user reviews of TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500)

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Great product. This was actually an upgrade for us


I've had a TiVo for years. It's just an amazing DVR type of product.

Easy to use

I have no idea

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Great DVR


I set this up with a Tivo mini on a MoCa network. I'm very happy with it. Works great for recording the shows I want to watch, and it streams video much better than the other devices I've used.

Easy to set up. Fast streaming video. Good price

Wish it had more memory


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Great picture. Easy set up. Easy use. Better than any other DVR I've used. Simple navigation screen.

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Great product for OTA DVR!


I have considering dropping satellite for several weeks, but couldn't decide on the right alternative that worked for the whole family. TiVo still has a monthly cost, without which the Roamio doesn't work, but after considering other options, I settled...

Compact size, easy to setup and use, remote, iOS app

glossy finish shows dust and marks, recurring subscription for TV guide

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Good DVR system, cable company makes it difficult


We bought this Tivo to replace a series 2 Tivo that had a Hard Drive failure (even that we got 3 years out of). The Roamio Tivo is pretty nice, and can record multiple channels in HD at once. It is leaps and bounds better than the series 2 Tivo we had...

record multiple channels in HD at once, wireless built-in

Cable company makes it difficult to setup, does not come with HDMI cable

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A multi-featured product


The Tivo Roamio is a multi-featured recorder that does many things well. The amount of entries to record can require several steps, but the results are precise and don't vanish before the program is played.Sometimes the conflict feed back messages...

changes entered take place immediately

I get lost sometimes in the middle of an instruction by Tivo'reaction

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Love that it's plug-and-play!Much easier to "install" than the series 2 machines.And, I love that you can watch a channel different from the one(s) being recorded.

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Excellent, I'm going to use this to cut the cable


I was looking for a way to cut the cable cord. The Tivo Roamio solves my problem perfectly.

Great users guide. Works great with my antenna. Great apps


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Reasonable continuation of the TiVo system


I'm a long time TiVo user, and the Roamio system is not too bad. I had to replace the old TiVo Series 2 DT for the Roamio due to the local cable company requiring a Tuning Adapter for their channels, and the Series 2 doesn't have a cable card slot. It...

A good continuation of TiVo

Had to re-set it up a few times

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Great easy to use


Love tivo have had it for years just got new one and they are great