Pros Easy to use, streams music from my computer, 30-second skip
Cons Not enough record options, newer software updates have slowed the system down
Summary Since I got my Tivo, I hardly ever watch live TV.
Recording shows is easy, and with a broadband connection, programming can be done from anywhere with web access. I'd like a few more options though, such as being able to start recording late, not just finish late.
Watching sporting events is more fun now with pause, replay and frame-by-frame features.
In addition to television features, it's nice to be able to play the music collection stored on my computer. I'd like to see Tivo play iTunes Music Store files, however.
I can't speak to product support, since I've had nothing to contact them about. Any questions I've had are easily answered by browsing the Tivo website.
The only feature that doesn't work well is Tivo-to-go, which allows you to move shows to a computer for viewing elsewhere. The system update for this feature made the interface very sluggish, and copying to a computer takes a prohibitively long time.
Overall, this is probably my favorite piece of electronics in the house.
Pros Very friendly to use, makes recording very easy
Cons I get a lot of pixel-ization when watching 'live' tv on my direct-view tv...the picture just isn't the same quality as it was when I only had the digital cable piped in
"We love our Tivo"on by rkerry
Pros No more commercials, rock solid performance and a great interface, best remote ever made
Cons Once a year the wireless connection will get lost (that's barely a con)
Summary Out of all the technology items we own, this one has stood the test of time. I mean how many other tech products do you own and use for over 5 years and still think, I don't need a replacement or upgrade, this thing still rocks.
I love the Amazon Unbox integration, the downloadable programs (CNET has a great one), the interface is great!!! Probably one of my favorite interfaces of all products.
The remote alone will make me keep this product as long as possible. It's simple and easy to use.
The only reason to upgrade will be to get HD, but I'll buy a Tivo for that too, they won me over and I won't trust a cable company to do my DVR work.
"super awesome"on by chrisemcleod
Pros its a tivo
Cons cant think of any
Summary Tivo is awesome. If you have one, you are hooked. If you don't, you should be jealous.
Pros instant replay if you rember to turn it on
Cons i shuld have purchased the life time hook-up fee instead of beeing hit 12-14 dollard per mo.
Summary the 40 hour does what i need although my tv ipod will record
more. i don't like it changing channels to record something while watching a program and having to go back to what i was watching. the telephone or network connection i chose the internet connection and had to buy a usb to usb connector that was a pain. now they have a dedicated unit for tivo wireless connection like everything else i have it.
it works. thats it. i like that it will pick programs that i would like to watch in the future and has recorded programs to watch if nothing intesting is on.