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conclusion:We like it

84

TiVo goes all out with the Roamio Pro, offering 3TB of internal storage, six tuners, and (finally!) built-in WiFi making this one of the best TiVo boxes to date. Recent interface updates for TiVo have been a little bumpy, but with the Roamio Pro, PC Mag says that "the interface is starting to approach the responsiveness of the older series," and CNET finds it "noticeably faster" though booting up still "remains long." Though the barrier to entry is still high (and even higher if you want to use some of the extender features), improved speeds, built-in WiFi, and a plethora of streaming services make the TiVo Roamio a solid option if you're sick of your cable company's DVR... if you have Comcast or FiOS, that is.

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Critic reviews

8.4
5 reviews
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    8.4
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    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    9.0
  • Expandability
    10
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
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User reviews

7.5
2 reviews
  • Ease of use
    9.0
  • Design and form factor
    9.0
  • Storage capacity
    9.0
  • Expandability
    9.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    9.0
9.0
CNET Aug 19, 2013

With its just-announced line of Roamio DVRs, TiVo is one big step closer to an all-in-one box for live, recorded, and on-demand TV.

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9.0
PC Mag Aug 23, 2013

The six-tuner, 3TB Roamio Pro finally gives the TiVo faithful all the features they've wanted for years. No more add-ons, the TiVo Roamio, the company's best DVR yet, has it all built in.

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8.0
AllThingsD Aug 20, 2013

The TiVo Roamio’s new cable-streaming features and improved software for Internet video come close to making it the only set-top box you need. But the out-of-home streaming feature doesn’t work for all cable networks and will need a lot of work to make its quality acceptable.

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7.0
Gizmodo Aug 20, 2013

If you're in the market for a unified set top box with streaming and recording capabilities, this is a good way to kill several birds with one remote.

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First Looks

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Wired Aug 20, 2013

If you’re a TV power user who demands quality software on your DVR along with the ability to record six channels at once without worrying about running out of space, the TiVo Roamio Plus and Roamio Pro are worth the premium price.

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AllThingsD Aug 19, 2013

Roamio brings a handful of new features, but arguably the most exciting addition is built-in streaming, available on the Roamio Plus and Pro models. Users will now be able to stream shows from their DVR to their iPhone or iPad using the TiVo Stream app, even when they’re away from home.

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5.0
dbaty dbaty

Overall, the product is nice, but I am have had two break and replaced by Tivo. It seems to be the hard drive that has failed on my first two Roamio Pros. My third is in the mail. I'm generally not inclined to write reviews but thought others should know about this. It makes me want to look...

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