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TiVo Series2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of TiVo Series2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design


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 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for TiVo Series2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 user reviews of TiVo Series2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and price also get good comments, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Ryan Block (

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 (

TiVo Series 2


For TV junkies, a TiVo or similar device is a must. And if you just want to record TV and don't want the expense or complexity of a Media Center Edition PC, a TiVo is the way to go.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

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

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Good for old Technology


This device has been great for my wife as she tents to be a little more low tech than I am. She could navigate through it and grab items from the pc with no assistance. this made it a great product, I'm very picky when I'm charged a subscription fee...

Get for interfacing with movies downloaded on a PC

Tivo sucks at keeping up with any changes you cable provider may make to your channel line up, even if you inform them of all of the changes. I still have several channels missing that were added changed over a year ago

Mar, 2010

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Set up was easy, however had issues getting the IR sensors to work for channel changing. I did online research to solve this problem after I spent 45min on hold with tivo. Once hooked up I find out with satellite, you can't record a show and watch...

Feb, 2010

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Nice product


Let me start by saying, this is a nice product. The DVR works as stated by product description. However, there are a couple of things to consider, this product does require a monthly subscription to TiVo service and it requires a broadband connection....

Jul, 2009

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Best way to watch TV


If you are thinking about going high definition then get the new Tivo HD.

Best recorder on the market for regular definition TV. Easy to use. Best search features. Price is great for a Tivo. Has Tivo unique features like scheduling via the web and shaing content with your PC via a network

Does not do high definition. Only works with a few models of wireless USB LAN devices. Besure to check before buying if you are going that way

Sep, 2007

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Rebate/Service Caution


This is a good device as long as you keep in mind that you won't get much other than live TV control if you only purchase the physical TiVo.

Great at what it does. If you buy the service you will have all features listed and they all seem to work well. Interface is smooth and simple, the device seems to do what it does well

You CANNOT record a show to the hard drive without purchasing TiVo's service, although I can't see why this is necessary. Also, rebates on this item from TiVo generally require activation of the service, which must be activated for at least a year to...

Mar, 2006

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Rebate/Service Caution


Great at what it does.

You CANNOT record a show to the hard drive without purchasing TiVo's service, although I can't see why this is necessary.

Mar, 2006

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Best DVR I Think?


Greatest DVR interface of all.

I've had 5 Tivos in a year and a half, 4 of them either didn't work rght out of the box or died shortly after setup.

Feb, 2006

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



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


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