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TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR

TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR
alaScore 89

325 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the finish and design. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but the reliability and value for money get mixed opinions. Many are less positive about the size.

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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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Amazon review summary for TiVo® TCD846500 TiVo - Roamio DVR


alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 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 3.5/5 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 for recording shows & easy to use


The program itself looks more sleek & organized than previous Versions. However, it sometimes records other shows it thinks I might like based on my recordings. That's unnecessary & a waste of memory.

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Only DVR on the market


I got the Tivo because my wife really missed having a DVR after I swore to never pay another dime to the cable companies. Since Tivo is the only "ready to use" DVR on the market, I decided to give it a try. The Tivo does everything that she wanted it...

Functionality is great. Can record and pause live TV

15 monthly subscription if you want all of the features


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I cut the cord and I've never looked back.


I'm able to get my live TV fix along with my Roku 3 for streaming media with Playon. This is the winning combination that my entire family can enjoy. I had doubts that I could get rid of cable. Not anymore. The Tivo monthly fee is worth every penny...

Excellent transition to cutting your cable


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Much improved


My original unit recorded two shows at once, this one does four - not that we needed four recordings at once, but when recording two, we could not change the channel using the TiVo box. The biggest improvement is with the Netflix reception: before, the...

Netflix actually works

menu structure is not intuitive

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Terrific TiVo


This device is simple to use and has more then adequate ability to record and store our favorite shows.

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Great once you get it set up


I had problems with both my antenna and my network set up. The customer support was not helpful. However, I do networking for a living, and once I manually specified an IP address, it worked like a charm. I'm still not sure why their automated set up...

Love to fast forward through commercials

Set up instructions for network are poor

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Not what I expected!


Save your money. Not worth it! Very hard to understand and use. App for Netflix just gives an error! Not at all worth the money.


Can't even get my netflix account to play on here

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Amazing Box


You can record up to 4 shows at once! View on Demand from Comcast so you can catch up on the shows that you missed when you didn't have tivo. It is a great what to stay caught up on your favorite tv shows. Tivo is a great device and is worth the...


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All TiVo boxes are great!


All TiVo's are great, and the TiVo Roamio is no exception. Very easy to set-up and the built-in wifi is awesome. TiVo boxes are much better than your cable boxes out there and much cheaper in the long run!

Very easy to set-up and built in wifi is great

No clock on the front of the box