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TiVo Premiere 4 TCD750500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1730 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. There are some negative reviews about the design and reliability. Views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo Premiere 4 TCD750500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for TiVo Premiere 4 TCD750500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1644 user reviews of TiVo Premiere 4 TCD750500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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TiVo Premiere XL4

 

With the recent spring TiVo Premiere update we figured it was as good of a time as any to spend some quality time with the newly-renamed TiVo Premiere XL4. The highest model in the TiVo line, the XL4 costs $399 plus $15 a month, or $499 for lifetime...

Four tuners ; Excellent phone and tablet apps ; Streams video and traditional cable on a single box

Not a whole-home DVR ; Missing some popular streaming sources ; Parts of the UI are still slow and in standard-def

TiVo continues to stand head and shoulders over provider-issued DVRs, but it still falls short of the expectations we had when it first launched.

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TiVo Premiere XL4

 

The TiVo Premiere Elite addresses two things that were disappointing about the regular Premiere and Premiere XL when they launched in 2010: lack of support for more than two tuners and multiroom viewing.

The TiVo Premiere Elite can record from four tuners at once to its 2TB of storage. TiVo continues to offer a best-in-class DVR experience, plus a top-notch suite of streaming-video services, including Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Cable cutters and satellite subscribers will be disappointed that the Elite works with digital cable and Verizon Fios only. And even if TiVo does work with your cable provider, you won't be able to access any pay-per-view or VOD content. The Elite is...

The TiVo Premiere Elite might be a luxury, but it's definitely a luxury worth paying for.

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TiVo Premiere Elite Review: Double the Recording Capacity, but at a Premium Price

 

In an era when most cable and satellite TV companies will rent you a fully-functional HD digital video recorder for a few bucks a month, why spend $500 for a TiVo Premiere Elite (which also records high-def video)—plus $20 a month for the TiVo service?...

THX-certified video optimization tool ; Can record 4 shows at once ; 2TB of storage ; Supports major Web media services ; Networked TiVos can access content from each other

Can't access cable service's on-demand video ; Doesn't work with satellite TV ; Very expensive hardware and service

While its ability to record 4 shows simultaneously and its search and streaming media support impress, the TiVo Premiere Elite suffers from lack of support for cable providers' on-demand media--and it's very pricey.

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TiVo Premiere Networked Player

 

Excellent integration of web services ; Fantastic new HD interface

Software feels slightly unfinished ; Slightly sluggish performance at times

Though not as polished as it should be, the TiVo Premiere is still the best DVR on the market and leagues better than the typical DVR from your cable company.

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TiVo Premiere

 

TiVo has taken its sweet time (about three years) to build its latest DVR, TiVo Premiere ($299.99 list), which takes most of what was good with the TiVo HD ($299.99, ) and updates it with new hardware and software. The TiVo Premiere is a Series4 DVR...

Revamped, faster, high-definition (720p) interface. More robust search function with integrated online features. Video playback in background during search. 30-second skip is improved. Box is more compact. 320GB hard drive is larger than most...

CableCARD is still required for cable systems. Still requires extra paid subscription. Interface is faster, but there's still some waiting involved. Main screen searches titles and actors, but not keywords. True on-demand support is only available on...

The TiVo Premiere is a good upgrade if you're already a TiVo HD or Series3 user, and an even-better upgrade if you still have an older Series2 TiVo DVR. If you're satisfied with the service on your cable company's DVR, however, that's likely to be a...

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TiVo Premiere review

 

When we first heard rumors of new TiVo hardware back in April of 2009, our imaginations started racing. The current TiVo HD and HD XL have been the best

It's a TiVo ; Integrates services like Netflix and Amazon ; Future of the platform

No cable on-demand unless you have RCN ; Slow, buggy interface ; No transcoding to portable devices

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TiVo Premiere (for iPad)

 

There are a couple of drawbacks to the TiVo interface, however: when you're viewing Guide pages, you'll have to dig another level deeper to explore actors and similar shows. The app should hyperlink you to actor search pages, since they're highlighted...

Mega featured remote for TiVo. Replicates TiVo search functions on iPad

Only works on TiVo Premiere, no support for Series 2 or Series 3/HD. Must be on LAN for full functionality. iPad only. No video playback to iPad. You Tube search should give you option to view on iPad. Guide only in TiVo format

If you already have an iPad and TiVo Premiere, you must download the new TiVo app for the iPad. It's free, and if you're on your LAN, it's pretty well featured. Unfortunately if you have an older TiVo or an iPhone, you're out of luck.

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TiVo Premiere HD DVRReview

 

There's a reason why TiVo users are brand loyal. We take a peek at how the service pairs up with OTA programming.

Breaking up with pay TV is hard to do. The TiVo Premiere can certainly ease some of that pain. While some may scoff at the monthly fees, you get a lot for your money -- and it's still certainly cheaper than any cable or satellite provider. Having those...

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TiVo Premiere Elite finally out

 

The TiVo Premiere Elite has finally rolled out and is looking quite promising. This set-top box is the first and only retail DVR with a full four tuners, allowing users to record channels simultaneously, while viewing fifth channel. The setup is also...

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High-definition TiVo DVR

 

The TiVo Premiere features the first refresh of the TiVo interface in quite some time. While not everyone is a fan, most say that it is stunning and easy to use. The TiVo's Discovery Bar makes it easy to explore offerings both from your cable...

Spiffy user interface, access to lots of online content, dual tuners, can add an external drive for more storage, can save programs to PC and burn to DVD

More expensive initially than cable DVRs, won't work with satellite TV, no support for video on demand, requires CableCards, early termination fees on monthly plans

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