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TiVo Series2

TiVo Series2
alaScore 76

1163 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1163 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the reliability and image quality.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo Series2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for TiVo Series2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 801 user reviews of TiVo Series2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

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

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Tivo Series 2 Replacement Remote Control

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TiVo Series2 DT hands-on review

 

We got our chance to have a little private time with TiVo's new 80-hour dual-tuner Series2 (TCD649080) last week. There isn't a whole lot we can tell you about the unit that you didn't already know (dual analog tuners, single digital, no CableCARD, no...

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TiVo Series2 DT (180-hours)

 

On the surface, the newly minted Series2 DT seems to correct at least one of the original TiVo's major shortcomings. This dual-tuner version is the first stand-alone TiVo that lets you record two shows simultaneously, an incredibly useful capability...

The TiVo Series2 DT one-ups generic DVRs with an easy setup, a friendly user interface, its ability to work with any cable or satellite box, and impressive home network and Internet features such as photo and music streaming, downloadable video...

The TiVo DT's second tuner is useful only for viewing or recording shows on basic analog cable, which severely limits its convenience for many users. TiVo requires additional monthly charges, and most of its once-unique features are now widely...

While its slick interface and cool networking features still distinguish it from rival DVRs, the dual-tuner function of the TiVo Series2 DT is useful only for those with analog cable service.

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TiVo Series2 (80-hours)

 

TiVo is a victim of its own success: people use the word to refer to any digital video recorder (DVR), whether or not it's actually made by the company. While this TiVo lacks the cosmetic update (silver and white instead of black) of the newer Series2,...

TiVo pauses live TV; controls cable and satellite boxes; ergonomic remote; excellent user interface and searchable program guide; supports networked audio, photos, and programming options.

TiVo requires additional monthly or lifetime charges; needs non-VoIP landline for initial setup; no HDTV support.

The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo the standalone DVR of choice.

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TiVo Series2 (40-hours)

 

TiVo is a victim of its own success: people use the word to refer to any digital video recorder (DVR), whether or not it's actually made by the company. While this TiVo lacks the cosmetic update (silver and white instead of black) of the newer Series2,...

TiVo pauses live TV; controls cable and satellite boxes; ergonomic remote; excellent user interface and searchable program guide; supports networked audio, photos, and programming options.

TiVo requires additional monthly or lifetime charges; needs non-VoIP landline for initial setup; no HDTV support.

The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo Series2 the standalone DVR of choice.

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TiVo Series 2

 

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TiVo TCD649080 Series2 DVR Review and Prices

 

Unlike earlier Series2 models, the TiVo TCD649080 DVR can record to two different shows at the same time, a feature that was previously unique to the DirecTV DVR units. Unfortunately, the convenience of this feature is severely limited due to the fact...

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TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

I've been using Tivos for years and this is my favorite unit yet, it finally has a network connection built in so no need to use usb to network adapter. The Tivo 2 features are nice such as streaming music/images from pc. I love the ability to record 2...

More reliable than cable alternatives, ability to upgrade hard drive for mega space (if you know where to look), Many way to search for programming, built in NIC

Sometimes thinks reruns are new episode, inability to tell it to just record show on a single channel, can't dual record digital channels

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i like my tivo

 

i like my tivo ... it is way better than a vcr ... super annoyed about the lack of canadian support ... apparently there is a way to upload videos from computer to tivo to watch on tv ... i have gone through the process repeatedly and it does not work...

pausing live tv, recording tons of shows, being able to dowload to my computer, one nice simple remote control, tivo suggestions, pretty simple to set up and navigate and even my friend who is a senior citizen was able to operate tivo

POOR CANADIAN SUPPORT which really ticks me off !!! website can not even accommodate canadian addresses ..tivo desktop prompts me very time to upgrade and when i try it is only for americans ... over a hundred dollars a year to continue to have tivo

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TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

Highly reccomend, had Moxi DVR from Adelphia cable before, which was much worse than Tivo, except for the fact it could record HDTV. Tivo has everything else right though, easy interface to work with, and many functions to connect to your home network....

Dual tuner, great user interface, great options to connect to home network

no HDTV recording

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TiVo Series2 DT (80-hours)

 

i like my tivo ... it is way better than a vcr ... super annoyed about the lack of canadian support ... apparently there is a way to upload videos from computer to tivo to watch on tv ... i have gone through the process repeatedly and it does not work...

pausing live tv, recording tons of shows, being able to dowload to my computer, one nice simple remote control, tivo suggestions, pretty simple to set up and navigate and even my friend who is a senior citizen was able to operate tivo

POOR CANADIAN SUPPORT which really ticks me off !!! website can not even accommodate canadian addresses ..tivo desktop prompts me very time to upgrade and when i try it is only for americans ... over a hundred dollars a year to continue to have tivo

Product Specifications

Never miss your favorite shows. No tapes. No timers. No worries. TiVo DVRs are like VCRs but with a hard disk and without the hassles of videotape. Think incredible digital quality. Think automatic recordings of your favorite shows, all season long. So you can watch what you want, when you want. TiVo is so easy, everyone in the house can use it. Its friendly remote is how you talk to TiVo. Simple but powerful. No wonder TiVo is by far the most popular digital video recorder (DVR) in the world. TiVo connects to your existing phone line. But don't worry, it's still your phone line, TiVo only uses it a few minutes each day. Oh, and TiVo is also compatible with virtually any VCR, DVD player or TV!

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.5in/12.5in/12in
Height:3.3in/3.4in/3in
Weight:7.9lbs
Width:15in

DVR

Available Services:TiVo
Max Recording Capacity:140hour(s)/180hour(s)/40hour(s)/80hour(s)
Type:DVR

Header

Country Kits:North America
Localization:English
Manufacturer:TiVo
Model:DT DVR/DT DVR TCD649080/DVR TCD649180
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TiVo Series2
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