Pros Best remote control I've used. Simple set up compared to other A/V gear in my stack. Does what is says about TV. Rare is the high tech device that does it's one thing extremely well.
Cons 1. Only 20ish hours of recording at "Best" quality. Even at this level, it's far less than DVD quality on a big sreen. At the 80 hour setting, the shows are unwatchable on big screen. 2. That 12.95 a month for online TV guide is expensive (but I finally g
Pros Pormises to revolutionise your TV viewing. Some some extent it does that, but at an unaceptable price in terms of quality.
Cons Where do I begin, the list is so long! First of all picture qaulity is garbage. This isn't just a recorded program, I could accept that to some extent. But it affects ALL your TV reception. The TiVo takes your cable, satellite or antenna signal & dig
Pros Replay as you're watching
Cons Momentary black screen between channels while surfing channels
Summary I think I ran into the same problem as the guy who gave a rating of 2. He complained of video quality in real time playback. I had the same problem, almost the exact issues he described. And I thought I was done for. But I called Tivo support and found out what I did wrong was to use a coax connector on the tivo out and red/white/yellow connector to the TV. That caused the problem. I switched to the cables Tivo supplied, red/white/yellow connectors on both ends. And that solved the problem beautifully. Good thing I called because I was ready to return the thing.
The issue with channel surfing is indeed a bit of a problem. But again, the 2.0 rating guy was seeing the default, with the big info box that shows when you switch to a new channel. The Tivo support guy said to hit the right arrow key till til got a red blue button that just shows the channel I surfed to. That wasn't as annoying to see.
But the black screen each time I switch channels is something the Tivo support guy said is something that I'd have to live with. Not too bad a tradeoff for all the great Tivo benefits. I'm actually amazed how good the tv quality is, both playback and real time.
Pros Good idea, in theory!
Cons No service help; terrible picture
Summary I'm returning it. The picture quality has degraded 50% when I hooked it up. Trying to call them right now while I am writing. It seems their pre-recorded message is 24/7!
"Fun to use unit"on by firetwuck
Pros When hooked up online it has so many fun options and choices.
Cons No HDMI or component connection, only stereo audio connections.
Summary Great little unit. The new HD units are what people need now though. This unit is perfect for a SDTV.