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TiVo Series2 (S1578127)

TiVo Series2 (S1578127)
alaScore 68

498 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of TiVo Series2 (S1578127). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability, but some have doubts about the image quality and price.

usability, reliability

price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo Series2 (S1578127) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 user reviews of TiVo Series2 (S1578127) from 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

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This summary is based on the product: TiVo R240060 60-Hour Digital Video Recorder

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: slowram (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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 (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 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

Consumer review by: ivy_hsieh (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 Digital Video Recorder


This unit is upgraded version of single channel. It has dual channel which means that you can record one channel and watch TV in another channel. However, it is only analog, and will need a digital to analog converter after TV attena signal changes to...

Dual channel, record and watch tv at the same time

analog, no digital

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: ivkay (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 Digital Video Recorder


This unit is working great. I get this from Amazon with 100 dollars deal. However, 80 Hour is not enough nowadays. It only do analog signal is another problem. When the TV signal switch to digital, there will be a big problem in the near future.

Dual Channel, can record two TV at the same time

80hour is too litte

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: qwr (

TiVo Series2 TCD649080 Digital Video Recorder


I bought this recorder last week and like it. TiVo makes my live easy. It lets me record the TV shows that of interest of mine at mine convenience as well as watch TV set while it records another channel or record two channels at ones. With this...

Recording 2 shows simultaneously


Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Think "tape-less" VCR and more. TiVo records shows digitally and saves them to a hard drive. All recorded programs are listed on your TV screen for playback in any order. Go ahead, answer the phone, grab a snack, or help with homework anytime. Digital recording technology means you control live TV! Pick up where you left off when you're ready. TiVo Series2 works with antenna, cable, digital cable, satellite and combinations. Broadband-ready. Enabled for home networked entertainment. TiVo Series2 was designed with the flexibility to offer more connectivity in the future. Two integrated USB ports will allow support for a number of digital peripherals and access to exciting new future services in home entertainment.

Dimensions & Weight



Available Services:TiVo
Max Recording Capacity:40hour(s)/60hour(s)/80hour(s)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TiVo Series2