TiVo R54080 TiVo Series 2 Video Recorder - R54080

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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.

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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.

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Much better than Comcast's DVR

on 12/16/2004

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. Read More

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What a great product

by Johnmoc on 1/13/2005

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. Read More

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Product Overview

Only TiVo offers TiVo(r) KidZone so you'll never be surprised by what your kids are watching. TiVo(r) KidZone lets you display just the shows you pre-approve for your kids, every time the TV is on-live or recorded.

Only on TiVo!

  • FIND: Discover new, high-quality kids' TV recommended by trusted children's organizations
  • RECORD: Schedule recordings to appear in TiVo KidZone & keep the kids' shows separate from parents'
  • CONTROL: Personalize settings and override industry ratings to decide what shows to allow/hide

    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!

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer TiVo
    Mfg Part# R54080
    SKU 90136908
    UPC 851342000568
    UPC 14 00851342000568
    Features
    Uses hard disk instead of video tape
    Automatic recording of favorite shows
    2 USB expansion ports to allow viewing of digital photos & listening to digital music
    Includes easy-to-use remote
    Pause live TV
    Requires TiVo® subscription
    Works with basic or digital cable, small dish satellite receiver, rooftop antenna & rabbit ears
    Connects to your existing phone line to update TV listings
    80 hrs
    Tech Specs
    Interfaces/Ports 1 x Composite Video In / 1 x S-Video In / 1 x Audio In / 1 x RF TV In / 2 x Composite Video Out / 1 x S-Video Out / 1 x Audio Out / 1 x RF / 2 x USB / IrDA Infrared / 1 x RJ-11 Telephone / Serial
    Manufacturer Website Address www.tivo.com
    Product Model R54080
    Product Type Digital Video Recorder
    Product Name R54080 TiVo Series 2 Video Recorder
    Manufacturer Part Number R54080
    Brand Name TiVo
    Manufacturer TiVo, Inc
    Additional Information Advanced Program Guide One Touch Recording Pause Live TV Season Pass
    Dimensions 3" Height x 15" Width x 11.50" Depth
    Hard Drive 80 GB
    Service Type TiVo Series2
    Formats Support Not Applicable
    Recording Time 80 Hour - HDD
    Media Support Not Applicable
    Disc Capacity Not Applicable
    Video System NTSC
    Heads Not Applicable
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