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TiVo Series3

TiVo Series3
alaScore 84

563 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 563 reviews of TiVo Series3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and price.

usability, image quality, design, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo Series3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TiVo Series3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 user reviews of TiVo Series3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability, while there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, image quality, design, size

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: TiVo TCD648250B Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder (2008 Model)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder

 

Dual-tuner HD recorder. Updated remote now fully backlit. Very easy to use.

Low-resolution menus, graphics, and text. Some multimedia features not optimized for HD. No TiVoToGo. Pricy.

The TiVo Series3 is a solid, dual-tuning HD recorder that can be used with off-air and cable sources, but this early version is expensive and its menus are not completely optimized for HD displays.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

TiVo Series 3 Lite

 

The new TiVo HD may be right around the corner, but that doesn't mean we don't have love for its older, wiser cousin, the Series3. Yes, it sports an unholy

Whopping 250GB hard drive holds up to 32 hours of HD programming. Supports remote scheduling via the web. Backlit remote control for easy channel surfing in the dark. Parent-friendly KidZone keeps the tykes away from racy content

Crazy expensive, and that’s not counting the monthly fee. Requires a digital antenna or CableCard decoder for dual-tuner use. Doesn't support TiVoToGo or multi-room viewing

Aug, 2007
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Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

The Elph Goes Digital

 

Dual-tuner HD recorder. Updated remote now fully backlit. Very easy to use.

The TiVo Series3 is a solid, dual-tuning HD recorder that can be used with off-air and cable sources, but this early version is expensive and its menus are not completely optimized for HD displays.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheater.com)

TiVo Series3 HD DVR

 

According to Wikipedia, TiVo was started in 1997 by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay, veterans of Silicon Graphics and Time-Warner's Full Service Network digital video system. What started out being a home network solution morphed into what we now know as a...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheatermag.com)

TiVo Series3 HD DVR

 

The TiVo is an excellent DVR, the best that I have yet had in my home, in fact. But is it worth the money? The TiVo is more than just a DVR; it's a convergence device that connects you to other services over the Internet as well as the ability to...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: ChiefEditor (geek.com)

TiVo Series3 HD DMR

 

If you've invested in the HD phenomenon for your TV and cable box, why not take the plunge and upgrade your TiVo as well? Don't feel bad about it either. The TiVo Series3 HD DMR handles HD (could you guess that

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

Long-awaited HD PVR with two CableCards now available

 
Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: rsbdirect (newegg.com)

TiVo TCD648250B 300-hour Series3 Dual Tuner HD Digital Video Recorder

 

Excellent product. I've owned two other TiVo DVRs and never had a problem with them. I've owned this HD box for two months and so far so good. I got two Cable Cards from Time Warner Cable and was able to get rid of my cable box. That's saving me...

Frankly, the TiVo Glo Remote Control that comes with this unit is not to my liking. Yes, it glows but I don't consider that much of a benefit. The issue for me is the remote's tactile quality. Compared to standard TiVo remotes -- which have soft...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best DVR

 

The reviewer expecting 1080p on a DVR is unrealistic. There is no advantage to 1080p when the broadcast source is 1080i. There are no broadcast sources delivering 1080p today.

Best DVR on the market. Hi-Def picture and sound. THX certified and integrates with Crestron. Front panel OLED is useful and cool.

Expensive but worth it! Interface could be quicker and slicker. The interface is essentially the same experience as older models.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: booradlly (newegg.com)

disgusted

 

So basically what used to be the best dvr bar none is no longer available unless your willing to shell out $500 dollars thats just going to get replaced in an year. 1080p is already looking at getting replaced with 2k and 4k on the horizon. Analog tv...

tivo interface

highest resolution is 1080i unlike some of the other reviews on here, I actually get high end equipment. For something that costs $500 I expect quality. 1080i is a waste. blu-ray dvd players have 1080p and are selling for $200 dollars(As of the defeat...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

No other box comes close. Get the very-top-of-the-line sound, highest-quality picture, and the Emmy award-winning TiVo service all in one incredible digital cable -ready box. Add high-quality entertainment to your home theater without adding clutter. Receive your premium digital cable channels in their full native HD format with CableCARD decoders (available from your cable provider). The TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder is also compatible with analog cable and over-the-air digital HD (ATSC). Provides an all-digital connection to your high-end display: HDMI for video, SP/DIF for audio. It's not home theater without THX -certification. The TiVo Series3 HD box maintains all of the sharpness and detail found in the original broadcast both in sound and picture-so you get the complete high-definition experience as it was intended. Only the TiVo service offers advanced, easy-to-use features that make it effortless to enjoy your favorite entertainment any time. The high-quality, front panel display shows what's being recorded, even when the TV is off. Uses OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology. Sleek, glossy, black with silver trim, the new TiVo remote control is backlit for your viewing pleasure and it's learning remote so it's super-easy to configure to your TV. Includes ASPECT control button.

DVR

Available Services:TiVo
Max Recording Capacity:300hour(s)
Type:DVR

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Manufacturer:TiVo
Model:HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TiVo Series3
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