Pros good product and interface. Can connect with an antenna so you can record all the free OTA content which is a big plus and allowed me to cut the dish cord.
Cons For any Amazon Prime members (of which there are approx. 5 million) who are considering Tivo, you CAN'T ACCESS YOUR FREE content via your Tivo box! I called tech support because I thought there was something wrong with my Tivo. It never occurred to me Tiv
Summary Over all great product if your NOT an Amazon Prime member.
Pros Will record video
Cons Interface is slow and if you use the HD menus, it freezes all the time. Even in SD menus, it freezes at least a few times a week. Customer service and tech support are appallingly bad.
Summary I bought a premiere a little over a year ago and it's been nothing but problems. From the beginning, the HD menus froze all the time so I switched to the SD menus which froze less frequently, but still at least a few times per week. I called Tivo tech support and got a different answer every time I talked to someone until finally they had me do a paid exchange for a refurbished box (which they never disclosed it would be refurbished). The "new" Tivo has the exact same problem and not only is Tivo unable to fix the problem, but they are also unwilling to admit they can't fix it and return my exchange fee. Now, they want me to haul my TV into another room to test it there or give it to a friend to use for a week. I have spent hours upon hours on hold and on the phone with their tech support and customer service people with absolutely no results. The supervisor I talked to was also really, really rude. Bottom line...this is a substandard quality product and you'll get horrible customer service. If you already have a tivo, don't upgrade and if you don't, get a different dvr. This one isn't worth it. And the positive reviews you see here? They probably just wrote the review before they had enough time to experience the freezing issues.
By the way, this review is coming from a very loyal tivo customer. I've convinced many people to buy a tivo. I've been with Tivo from the beginning and my series 2 is almost 10 years old. The series 2 was far and away a better product than the premiere. Pretty sad.
Pros I like the new interface, the ability to see what else is available on Netflix, Blockbuster, etc. I like how live TV is seen from the Now Playing menu. The ease of use and regular TiVo charm are nice.
Cons Powering up? I thought we lived in a world where things could easily turn on within second. This box takes literally 15 mins to power up and in order to reset it when it is frozen you have to take the power cord out.
Summary End of the day I really enjoy having this DVR in my dorm room, it does what it needs to but can be buggy. It is sluggish and feels like it is modern software on a very dated hardware system. They should have quicker processors and more RAM on board to make it more seamless. I like TiVo because it is relatively simple to use, but I hate that when I need to reset it that it takes 20 minutes to power up, more so, I hate that when it resets, much of my information, TV shows, and ToDo List completely VANISH! I am sure that with a couple of software releases the product will reach a 3 - 3 1/2 star rating, but until then I am giving this a 50%, it's OK, not blown away and not completely disappointed. The price makes it more worth it, $85 isn't bad.
Pros In addition to the Premier, I own two other TIVO HD DVRs. The Premier has a nicer interface than the TIVO HD. There are also features that are available on the Premerie that is not available on TIVO HD such as the ability to watch a show in a small wind
Cons Tivo does not allow multi-unit discounts on the Premiere so you have to pay $19.95 per month. If I had known this I would not have purchased this Tivo. The monthly cost is the Tivo unit plus $19.95 per month charge plus $4 for the cablecard which is hig
Summary If you don't mind paying a higher average monthly fee than the cable or satellite DVR and want a DVR with nice features, I would recommend this TIVO. Otherwise, either purchased a used Tivo or lease the DVR from your provider. Don't buy ia Tivofor the mult-room feature unless the only shows you watch are free network broadcast shows. The Tivo-to-go software costs extra dollars but it is a very good feature if you want to transfer shows to our iPhone. Its very slow and does a horrible job in letting you know the progress of the conversion however you can transfer shows to your iPhone to watch on the road.
Pros Tivo suggestions is awesome, also able to stream cnet videos.
Cons Still stuck with time warner, No Wi-Fi. $20 a month!!
Summary Tivo is a great dvr, and if you already have a dvr from your local cable provider, you probably already pay about $15-$20 a month. It would be nice if a cable card wasn't needed, but tivo is worth the money.