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TiVo Series2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 941 reviews of TiVo Series2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design

reliability

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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. People really like the design and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Ryan Block (engadget.com)

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...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

TiVo Series 2

 
Jan, 2004
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Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

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...

May, 2007

Consumer review by: slowram (pcworld.com)

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

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Grignards (pcworld.com)

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

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: momsunhappy (pcworld.com)

TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

My TiVo was wonderful for the first nine months, no problems other than the regular need to download information. However, recently it stopped connecting with the download setup and after 5 weeks of remaining on hold with the customer service folks...

works great for 9 months

Customer service wait time on the phone

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: natehulse (pcworld.com)

TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

My family uses the Tivo all the time. We originally had a single tuner, but once you go to the dual tuner, you'll never go back. It's especially helpful if you want to watch a show while recording another. I'm hoping that the HD Tivo drops in price...

Dual tuner is actually a big deal, very nice. Great remote, very convenient

No HD... it'll be a pain when the signal goes HD next year

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: yoregano (pcworld.com)

TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

Tivo has been around for a while now, and the overall experience is fairly refined. Finding shows to record and customizing the recording schedule and options are very nice. The biggest problem in everyday use is the delay between pressing buttons on...

Able to record two shows simultaneously*, built in networking, easy interface

Does not support recording from two digital cable or satellite channels at once, lag time in changing channels, no on/off/standby switch, obsolete in a year

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: anoleg99 (pcworld.com)

TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

The regular TiVo is becoming obsolete, as more TV channels moving to HD. Hard to imagine to record an HD TV programming on regular TIVO device, as all the HD quality will be lost.Set up is easy, but it will take a while and dual tuner gives capability...

dual tuner, programming gide, TiVo service itself

price, required phone line or wireless adapter

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: garfodie (pcworld.com)

TiVo Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

This is my second Tivo because our family can't get enough of it. It's so easy to use that both the 3 year-old and the 65 year-old in the family are fighting over the remote. Setup and using it is a breeze (much easier than getting a TV tuner for the...

record two channels at once, pause live TV, user-friendly, simple to setup, easy to upgrade HD

slow connection via broadband phone line, slow PC transfer, expensive wireless adapter, time lag btw changing channels, no HD

Nov, 2007

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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