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TiVo HD XL

TiVo HD XL
alaScore 84

10 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of TiVo HD XL. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability is also appreciated, but the size and image quality get less positive reviews.

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price, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo HD XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

TiVo HD XL

 

Aptly named, the TiVo HD XL offers a terabyte drive so that you can record oodles of HD programs.

Easy to use. 1TB hard drive. Dual HD tuners. eSATA port. Backlit TiVo Glo remote. Includes an HDMI cable.

Pricey. Cable TV DVRs can be less expensive in the long run. YouTube videos often don't look too hot on a large HDTV.

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Joe Brown (wired.com)

Review: TiVo HD XL

 

Everything's getting tiny. The once sexy V-8 engine is now an automotive pariah while the Smart Car gets all the chicks; HD video cameras are...

Western Digital hard drive is nearly silent. THX-certified audio and video (finally). Say goodbye to the ugly stick — the XL gets the same slick programmable remote as the Series 3. TiVo-easy, as expected, with the company’s ever expanding catalog of...

Remote collects more greasy fingerprints than a secondhand sex-bot. Annoying info screen hovers over the picture a few seconds too long with each channel change. Cutesy TiVo noises are a little grating, and your only other option is to turn all the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: John Falcone (cnet.com)

TiVo HD XL review

 

When TiVo discontinued its high-end cable-ready high-def DVR, the TiVo Series3 , it was really just making room for a new product in the line: the TiVo HD XL. The new TiVo is a near twin to the existing TiVo HD , but for three changes: it's got a much...

Can record two HD programs simultaneously while playing back a third, previously recorded one; huge 1TB storage capacity; expandable storage; accepts cable TV and over-the-air signals; 30-second commercial skip; excellent easy-to-use interface and...

Requires subscription fee in addition to cable bill; sluggish transitions between menu screens; does not work with video-on-demand services; requires extra tuner box for cable systems with switched digital video services; must program 30-second skip;...

The TiVo HD XL charges a hefty premium for its spacious recording capacity and THX certification, but most users will be content sticking to the all-but-identical standard TiVo HD DVR.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

TiVo HD XL

 

If you need the storage space for HD programming, or you record an awful lot of regular programming and like to keep it on hand, then you can probably justify the price of the HD XL. It's got more storage space out of the box than any other available...

150 hours of HD video storage1 TB of storage spaceTrue HD 1080i outputBacklit, programmable remote controlCableCARD support replaces digital cable box

Including 1TB (yes, that's 1 Terabyte) of video storage, enough for 150...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Aaron Broverman (askmen.com)

TiVo HD XL DVR

 

Get the TiVo HD XL DVR with simultaneous HD recording and never miss your favorite show again.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jason Chen (gizmodo.com.au)

TiVo HD XL Review: The Same Great TiVo Taste, Just More Of It

 

The TiVo HD is a good, cheap alternative to the recently de-listed TiVo Series 3 for people who didn't need all that much storage and all that m...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: indonetirc (ciao.com)

TiVo HD XL DVR

 

Cable to (G) or the TiVo wireless adapter to (H). - Digital audio: Connects to your home theater system for digital sound using an optical digital audio cable. (Sold separately) - S-Video out: Connects to a TV for a high-quality standard definition...

Very good

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: ahmad61 (ciao.com)

good

 

In addition to cable bill When TiVo discontinued its high-end cable-ready high-def DVR, the TiVo Series3, it was really just making room for a new product in the line: the TiVo HD XL. The new TiVo is a near twin to the existing TiVo HD, but for three...

Can record two HD programs simultaneously

Requires subscription fee in addition to cable bill

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: hardblack_core (ciao.com)

TiVo HD XL DVR

 

To all this smaller-is-better madness: TiVo just announced the TiVo HD XL. Stuffed like a Cornish hen with a terabyte hard drive, it's the highest capacity DVR available, with room for 150 hours of HD content. That-s, like, every Olympic event you...

Excellent

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Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: shaurya (ciao.com)

TiVo HD XL DVR

 

When TiVo discontinued its high-end cable-ready high-def DVR, the TiVo Series3, it was really just making room for a new product in the line: the TiVo HD XL. The new TiVo is a near twin to the existing TiVo HD, but for three changes: it's got a much...

Can record two HD programs simultaneously

Requires subscription fee in addition to cable bill

Mar, 2009

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