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TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR

TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR
alaScore 89

912 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 912 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the finish, and there are some negative views about the reliability.

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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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cut the cable, go to Tivo


bought this to replace cable, been happy with it so far!

very easy to use

the cost

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great DVR, easy to set up and intuitive to use.


Overall I like the Tivo. I've had one ever since they first came out and the same box covered both Tivo and Direct Tv. Then I got cable and had to use a one channel box for a while. This one is more compatible with my cable supplier and works well....

I like the 4 channel option. It offers a clear picture

sometimes color is off (which may be due to cable) and the "wish list" feature is difficult to understand at first


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A really great DVR


I am truly enjoying this product ! This is a great DVR and with the built-in Wifi that let's you access Netflix, Hulu, and etc., that makes it super great !

Not just a DVR but built in wifi

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reasonable price


no comment....I have nothing to say ok thank yo u!

can tape 4 at same time


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Great DVR with lots of features!


The TIVO Roamio has a unique interface which is easy to navigate through. Setup is a breeze and configuring what shows you want and when are easy to choose. You can even search for movies through Netflix and Hulu Plus. The price is a little high but...

Easy to setup, configure and run

TIVO suggestions are enabled at start and start recording things you didn't want

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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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