TiVo R54080 Series2 Digital Video Recorder - Up to 80 Hours Capacity! - R54080 - Now fortified with TiVo(r) KidZone!
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What is TiVo®? 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. Plug into the future of home entertainment. The TiVo Series2 DVR comes with two USB expansion ports that let you view your digital photos, enjoy digital music and more on your TV. (Coming soon!) No more mystery tapes. All your favorite shows are neatly labeled and ready for viewing. Dozens of videotapes ' worth. TiVo is easy. TiVo is so easy, everyone in the house can use it. This friendly remote is how you talk to TiVo: RECORD: Tell TiVo once, and it will record a whole season of your favorite shows automatically, without repeats. Wow! PAUSE: It can even pause live TV. Plus, rewind, slow-mo and instant replay. Any channel, anytime! SELECT: Who cares what's on when? TiVo learns what you like - say, golf, Hitchcock, or cooking - and records those shows automatically. Easy! Simple but powerful. No wonder TiVo is by far the most popular Digital Video Recorder (DVR) in the world. There's only one TiVo. Don't believe us? Ask a friend, even a critic... "If you're like me, and all you want is grippingly well-made TV on demand, no recorder loves you back like TiVo." --Time Magazine "I'm the proud owner of a digital video recorder that has transformed my relationship with my TV... I am a TiVo user; hear me roar." --Associated Press What you need - a TV, a TiVo DVR, and a phone line. Everything you need to get set up is in the box. 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. TiVo Service. The TiVo service is what makes you TiVo DVR smart. TiVo works with: basic or digital cable, small dish satellite receiver, rooftop antenna, old-fashioned "rabbit ears". Oh, and TiVo is also compatible with virtually any VCR, DVD player or TV!
Customer Reviews of TiVo R54080 Series2 Digital Video Recorder - Up to 80 Hours Capacity! - R54080
$100 less than at TIVO and the same item!11/28/2007
LOVE IT! I works great. No real kinks. You can only record on one channel at one time, but I'm not greedy.
TiVo R54080 Series2 Digital Video Recorder9/18/2007
I've had a Pioneer DVR with DVD player/burner and the TIVO service for about 4 years. I also have a 40 hour TIVO Series 2 box. Recently, I subscribed to my local Cable company's DVR, and, after only 1 month, I sent it back to the Cable company and got another TIVO. TIVO programming is so much superior to that of a cable companys DVR that they can't be compared!!!! The TIVO service isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny to me and my family. We haven't missed a T.V. program in years!!!!
1) Five stars. So what's better. 2) Perhaps the next series Tivo which records 2 shows at one time. 3) Has an ethernet port built-in. This one does not. So unless you use the phone line to update the TIVO listings, you will need to buy a "compatible" USB to Ethernet adapter ($25 and a trip to the store). The TIVO has a phone jack and two (2) USB ports.
Must Have TiVo!6/30/2006
I love my TiVo!!! Its been almost 7 years since I've been able to catch TV shows everyone is talking about because my only free time is usually after 10pm. Well, now I can watch all the shows I want, I can even pick my programs online AND skip thru commercials! How wonderful it is to have TV back in. I got to catch my Number One Favorite show LOST. Just for that show alone, I would buy TiVo. If you have a laptop, don't forget to download Tivo Desktop to transfer your recorded shows to you laptop. With everything being wireless these days... you can transfer shows anytime, anywhere.
dish network 622 hd dvr: record 2 programs at once and watch a 3rd. only records new programs not reruns (if you choose) set once and forget for the entire season!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great product1/13/2005
This is by far my favorite toy. It works better than I had expected. I don’t watch that much TV, only a few programs a week, but the difference is immeasurable. No longer do I have to rush home or check the VCR to tape 24. I can come in 15 minutes late and use the chasing playback feature to watch it without commercials. The scheduling process is so simple, one doesn’t even need to read the instruction book to use it. What really makes this product is what I didn’t know before I bought it. I love the ability to show my pictures and listen to my music from my computer hard drive through my TV. Also, the online scheduling is great. As a test, I asked the TIVO webpage to record a program for me 10 minutes before it started and it worked. I would give up my IPOD or XBOX long before this.
Much better than Comcast's DVR12/16/2004
I have to say that the Tivo Service does carry with it a lot more value than my cable company's DVR box. Setup to my wireless network at home could not be more simple. Simply plug in the wireless adaptor (I used Linksys WUSB12), type in my settings and done. The best part about this is scheduling recordings online (Cable can't do), and viewing photos and music files from my PC. Soon, this feature will expand to also allow me to transfer shows to my Laptop (Cable can't do). Therefore, if you just want to record TV, go with Cable's DVR, but if you want to have total control of the shows you want to watch, one word: Tivo.