TiVo TiVo Series2 TCD649080 Digital Video Recorder - TCD649080

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

First thing, it's a Tivo, which means best user interface, reliable recording, powerful and easy search function, KidZone, TivoToGo to transfer shows to PC and handheld devices, TivoDesktop to view/play your photos and MP3's on your TV. On top of that, this model is dual tuner. If you are using simple analog cable, this is the box for you. If you are sick of the unreliable performance of cable company's DVR, it's a good replacement. It can record from the following sources: 1) analog cable from the coax cable, whatever channels your TV and VCR can get without a cable box or 2) digital/scrambled cable or satellite TV through a cable or satellite set top box. It can record two shows at the same time in these combinations: 1) 2 shows on 2 different analog cable channels or 2) 1 show on an analog cable channel and 1 show on a digital/scrambled cable channel or sat TV channel. You can watch anything already recorded while it's recording, even the show that's still being recorded. It has ethernet network port built-in, so if you have a home-network, you don't need a phone line to make it work. Just connect it to the router, plug cable coax into Tivo, plug your Tivo into your TV, and follow on-screen instructions. Setup can be done in ~30 minutes. Unfortunately nothing is perfect, this box isn't for everyone, if you are in the following situation: 1) You get TV only from over-the-air (OTA) antenna, this Tivo can not tune OTA. A signle tuner Tivo can though. 2) You want HD-DVR. You have to get the cable co's HD-DVR for now (Tivo is coming out with their HD box later in 2006, as well as Comcast will upgrade their DVR to Tivo software). But you can still use this Tivo to record the analog channels in this situation, as most cable channels are still being broadcasted in analog. If you have satellite TV, DirecTV's current HD-DVR is running Tivo software, and is a good option.

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Just upgraded from the single to the dual tuner. It definitely makes a difference. Otherwise the features are what you would expect from TiVo. If you don't what those are yet, you must have been living on Mars the past few years.

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Good ol' Tivo now dual tuner

on 7/17/2006

First thing, it's a Tivo, which means best user interface, reliable recording, powerful and easy search function, KidZone, TivoToGo to transfer shows to PC and handheld devices, TivoDesktop to view/play your photos and MP3's on your TV. On top of that, this model is dual tuner. If you are using simple analog cable, this is the box for you. If you are sick of the unreliable performance of cable company's DVR, it's a good replacement. It can record from the following sources: 1) analog cable from the coax cable, whatever channels your TV and VCR can get without a cable box or 2) digital/scrambled cable or satellite TV through a cable or satellite set top box. It can record two shows at the same time in these combinations: 1) 2 shows on 2 different analog cable channels or 2) 1 show on an analog cable channel and 1 show on a digital/scrambled cable channel or sat TV channel. You can watch anything already recorded while it's recording, even the show that's still being recorded. It has ethernet network port built-in, so if you have a home-network, you don't need a phone line to make it work. Just connect it to the router, plug cable coax into Tivo, plug your Tivo into your TV, and follow on-screen instructions. Setup can be done in ~30 minutes. Unfortunately nothing is perfect, this box isn't for everyone, if you are in the following situation: 1) You get TV only from over-the-air (OTA) antenna, this Tivo can not tune OTA. A signle tuner Tivo can though. 2) You want HD-DVR. You have to get the cable co's HD-DVR for now (Tivo is coming out with their HD box later in 2006, as well as Comcast will upgrade their DVR to Tivo software). But you can still use this Tivo to record the analog channels in this situation, as most cable channels are still being broadcasted in analog. If you have satellite TV, DirecTV's current HD-DVR is running Tivo software, and is a good option. Read More

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by Newsomjm@charter.net on 9/13/2006

I absolutely love my new TiVo. I don't even have to know the channel #, I can just type in the name of the show and it finds it for me. It is so simple to set up and very simple to use. Much better than the dish company product I was using before. Read More

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Product Overview

The world’s first, best, and easiest-to-use digital video recorder just got better. Now, record two shows at once!*

New enhancements to the Series2 TiVo DT DVR include a built-in Ethernet port to make connecting to your home network even easier. A new bezel featuring a gloss black center section and real brushed aluminum surround gives the Series2 DT DVR a modern, upscale look. But we know enough not to mess with a good thing: the same TiVo peanut remote that TiVo subscribers have come to know and love is included. Only the TiVo® service gives you the freedom to watch your favorite shows any time, anywhere.

* Record from two basic cable channels, or one basic cable and one digital cable channel, at once. Does not support recording from two digital cable or satellite channels at once. Supports recording from cable and satellite sources only; does not support recording from over-the-air antenna.

Specifications

Manufacturer TiVo
Mfg Part# TCD649080
SKU 202456903
UPC 851342000346
UPC 14 00851342000346
Features
New! Record 2 shows at once*
80 hours of programming storage capacity
Broadband-ready right out of the box—no phone line needed for setup(Ethernet cable or compatible USB wireless network adapter required. Sold separately.)
Optimized for cable!
Never miss your favorite shows, even if they’re on at the same time!*
Control live TV with pause, rewind, instant replay, and slow-motion
Find & digitally record shows by title, actor, sports team or keyword
Schedule recordings anywhere from the web
Easily transfer shows to your laptop or select portable device(Ethernet cable or compatible USB wireless network adapter required. Sold separately.)
Share photos, listen to Internet radio and podcasts, get Yahoo!® weather, traffic, and more (Ethernet cable or compatible USB wireless network adapter required. Sold separately.)
Tech Specs
Includes
DVR
Remote control with batteries
Start Here guide
User manual
Cables (power cord, 2 coaxial cables, composite cable, IR control cable, serial control cable, 25 ft. phone cord, phone splitter, RF splitter)
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