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alaTest has collected and analyzed 794 reviews of TiVo HD. 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. Reviews about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some negative comments about the size and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the TiVo HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TiVo HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 user reviews of TiVo HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: TiVo HD

 

A year ago, we gave the $800 TiVo Series3 our Best of Test award. Now, you can get most of its top-of-the-line features for $500...

Dual HD tuners. Downloadable movies and TV from Amazon Unbox. Streams MP3s and photos from PCs. Mobile access to scheduling from some Verizon phones. Traffic information and weather forecasts from Yahoo

Monthly fee is a little steep on top of your cable bill. Requires digital antenna or two CableCard decoders for dual-tuner use. No THX support

Oct, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

TiVo HD

 

The TiVo HD DVR isn't just new and super-capable, it's affordable.

The best HD-capable TiVo ever. Dual HD tuners. Still easy to use. Online scheduling via Web site or cell phone.

Menu operation is a little slow at times. No TiVo to Go. No satellite support. Cable TV DVRs can be cheaper in the long run. Great for fans, may be too late for novices. Cell-phone scheduling is only on Verizon Wireless.

anyone familiar with a recent series 2 or s3 tivo will find most of the same navigation and viewing features here. amazon unbox now lets you order and download tv shows and movies directly to your tivo (you once had to do the ordering from your pc, an...

Jul, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Tivo HD

 

TiVo fans and fanatics rejoice! The TiVo HD gives old and new TiVo users the HDTV quality they want without the steep $800 price of last year's TiVo Series 3 HD. That's because it's basically the "TiVo Series 3 light" that has been rumored since the...

The best HD-capable TiVo ever. Dual HD tuners. Still easy to use. Online scheduling via Web site or cell phone

Menu operation is a little slow at times. No TiVo to Go. No satellite support. Cable TV DVRs can be cheaper in the long run. Great for fans, may be too late for novices. Cell-phone scheduling is only on Verizon Wireless

Combining the best of the legendary simple-to-use TiVo interface with dual CableCARD readers and an affordable price (finally!), the new TiVo HD delivers the promise that the TiVo Series 3 HD made.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

TiVo HD review: TiVo HD

 

TiVo HD

Includes nearly all the features of previous Series3 model at a lower price; can record two HD programs simultaneously while playing back a third, previously recorded one; accepts cable TV and over-the-air signals; 30-second commercial skip; excellent...

Requires monthly fee in addition to cable bill; sluggish transitions between menu screens; does not work with video-on-demand and switched digital video services; must program 30-second skip; no picture-in-picture; TiVo To Go requires long, slow...

While it's not compatible with your cable company's interactive and video-on-demand services, the TiVo HD's excellent onscreen interface and long list of network and Internet features puts it in a class above the generic high-def DVRs offered by most...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Adam Berger (gadgetell.com)

Gadgetell Quick Review & Peep Show: TiVo HD DVR

 

The Tivo HD takes most of the Series3 features but packs them in a lower priced model. The HD has the ability to record up to two HD programs while watching a third, via CableCards, cable, or over the air signals. It can record a maximum of 20 hours...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Isaiah Strom (arstechnica.com)

Nine months with HD TiVo: the Series 3 platform

 

With nine months under its belt, eSATA expansion unofficially supported, and the promise of TiVoToGo's return, Ars examines the Series 3 TiVo to see how it fares as the first third-party native cable HD DVR solution.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

TiVo HD

 

It's been a long time coming, and we're still waiting for more.

Easy to use, great picture quality, remote scheduling, intelligent scheduling, no monthly fees

Small hard drive, ugly remote, many features still yet to be enabled

After all the hype and wait, the TiVo HD isn't the ground-breaking product it was touted as. It's got some nifty new features which we'd love to see widely accepted though and it's a worthwhile investment if you want a comprehensive electronic TV...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Adam Turner (pcauthority.com.au)

First Look: TiVo HD, no ad-skipping but you'll still want one

 

There's no ad-skipping, but we've had a play and we're still impressed. Slick recording options make the TiVo HD outclass a great option for keeping up with favourite TV shows and movies.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : jenneth (gizmodo.com.au)

TiVo HD Review From Late Last Night

 

That's a beauty shot of the $300 TiVo HD we reviewed last midnight. If you use a DVR, you have to check it out. This thing is pretty badass for ...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not worth it

 

Is it worth it? No. Just get a HD-DVR from your cable company.

There really isn't any, other than streaming movies which you kinda get from your cable providers box anyways (VOD/PPV)

Non 2 way tuning adapters which means ; No VOD from cable subscriber ; No other interactive items from cable subscriber ; The need for a Tuning Adapter if cable subscriber is Switched Digital (awesome, more equipment) ; Costs $250, which is about 16...

Jan, 2010

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