Pros I've had Tivo for 3 years and I am ecstatic about the service. All DVR's can do the basic stuff - TV menu guide, pause live TV, record shows, etc but I think Tivo stands out for a few reasons Ease of setup and use - easy to install and set up, the navig
Cons My Tivo goes through the cable box and I had to get used to the half second delay in changing channels, but since I rarely watch live TV, this really hasnt been an issue for me. ALthought I've never had any hardware issues, I do have a friend whose hard
Pros The setup interface is really easy. They give you all the cables that you need to set it up.
Cons Like the summary says, you can't turn it off, it's always on. How often do you really want to pause live TV?? I just wanted a VCR that records to disk. You can't turn off the banners when changing channels, which makes it unusable for regular TV viewin
Pros I've started out about 4 years ago with Tivo Series 1 and accepted Sony's offer to upgrade to a Series 2 at a reduced price. I'm sorry I made the "upgrade". The Series 2 was unable to make a telephone connection for programming information which for all i
Cons I'm finished with Sony Tivo. Will move on to a DVD recorder soon. considering the Panasonic DMR-E60.
Pros Ease of use, I recommend getting the best one, I have the 80hr Pioneer unit which is pricey at $899 but you can save programming onto DVD-RW in my living room, and the $299 140hr Tivo series 2 in the bedroom, with the home networking option $100 for both(
Cons The Pioneer unit was pricey at $899 the lifetime subscription at $299 per unit was hard to swallow, but beats shelling out $12 a month (for how ever long you own it)
Pros It's changed the way my wife and I watch TV. We now watch better shows with fewer commercials, and we watch them on our schedule. TiVo still has features (such as wish lists and recommendations) that no other DVR does, and what make TiVo the best DVR ou
Cons Noticeable, though not major, picture quality degradation on larger TV sets. Worse if your signal isn't that great to begin with; TiVo's compression algorithm has trouble with dirty or noisy images. I wish TiVo would either switch to a different compres