"i like my tivo"on by hoolagal
Pros pausing live tv, recording tons of shows, being able to dowload to my computer, one nice simple remote control, tivo suggestions, pretty simple to set up and navigate and even my friend who is a senior citizen was able to operate tivo ...
Cons POOR CANADIAN SUPPORT which really ticks me off !!! website can not even accommodate canadian addresses ..tivo desktop prompts me very time to upgrade and when i try it is only for americans ... over a hundred dollars a year to continue to have tivo
Summary i like my tivo ... it is way better than a vcr ... super annoyed about the lack of canadian support ... apparently there is a way to upload videos from computer to tivo to watch on tv ... i have gone through the process repeatedly and it does not work ... it is so geared towards americans (and nothing at all against americans!!!) i will probably go for the dvr offered by my local cable company when my contract is up ... when i purchased my tivo at the store, the store did not have one tivo that had not been returned by a customer and i had to wait for a new one to be sent ...
Pros So simple to use, I can't believe it!
Cons There are NONE
Summary Incredibly easy to set up. When it arrived in the mail, I waited until I had an evening with at least 3 hours to devote to setting it up. I also fully expected that it would not work on the first try, that I would get something wrong or that the instructions would be difficult to follow. WRONG!
My Tivo is the simplest electronic device I have ever set up and it worked perfectly immediately. It was far less frustrating to set up than my DVD player, and does far, far more. In less than one hour, I was being wowed by its incredible features. It far surpasses my expectations.
I wish I had discovered TIVO far sooner!
"No digital audio?"on by txj118
Pros great networking features
Cons dual tuner isn't, no digital audio
Summary TiVo's corporate philosophy is nonsensical and frustrating. The Series2's networking features are cutting-edge, but the box is by no means a true dual tuner, as satellite subscribers will need 2 of these boxes to tape 2 shows at once. But to be fair, with rebates, multi-box discounts etc., this option isn't half bad b/c users can access either box and re-route recorded content via the local network, not to mention easily offload recorded content.
But the Series2 has a fatal flaw that surprisingly even CNET's editors neglect to mention:
No digital audio output.
That means *NO* Dolby 5.1 (or better) feed for home theater sound systems, only stereo surround sound fakery. How can any home theater enthusiast take this box seriously?
With true broadband networking, the TiVo Series2 is brain candy for the creative technophile. But that same customer is left shaking his or her head in disbelief at a 'dual-tuner' DVR with just one contemporary tuner, and the audio jacks of a cassette tape deck.
Pros Tivo to go, Wishlist, and season passes.
Cons No show reminders
Summary I purchased two tivos for x-mas to get rid of the cable companies dvr. We love the easy setup and user friendly remote.
The ability to record two shows at once is great. The network allows us to see programs recorded on the tivo in another room on so we can share programs. The network also connects the Tivo's to our computer to use Tivo To Go for downloads to a portable device.
The only thing I would like is a reminder that a program is scheduled to begin on another channel like the cable company's dvr offered. Especially if I just want to watch the program and without recording.
Pros Amazing ease of use. NEVER crashes or misses shows - like my HD Moxi.
Cons None - to all of you that knock its rating down because it does not have HD - it does not pretend to - get a S3 TiVo for that.