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TiVo Series2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 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. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the 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 Series2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for TiVo Series2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 user reviews of TiVo Series2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, design

reliability

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

Nov, 2019

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

 

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 (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 (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Well, it's TiVo.

 

Upgrading this model was very straightforward - went from a 40hr TiVo to 270 hr for the price of an 80hr model, with little effort and about 3-4 hours of time.

It's TiVo, so there isn't too much to be said. Regarding this model specifically - the Series2's new features are very useful, especially TiVo Desktop. Operations in general are very straight forward and easy to work with

The only cons in my opinion are paid subscription for scheduling and (relatively weak and non-invasive) DRM on shows transferred from TiVo with TiVo2Go ; But, those are very small negatives against a very mature and well-done product

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

TiVo TCD540040 40 Hours Series2 Digital Video Recorder

 

for more advanced features you could set it up on the home network and ftp to it and watch your recorded shows while say at...work! IF YOU DARE!

room for more complex functions, very user friendly, many hours of enjoyment. can record from dvr to vcr

monthly subscription required. if you cancel the subscription the box is useless

Dec, 2005

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