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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The TiVo Mini is a great way to affordably extend the TiVo experience, but we'll have to wait for some updates to complete the experience.

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Pros
  • An affordable way to get TiVo on a second screen
  • Faster UI than on a TiVo Premiere
  • MoCA built-in for a reliable and accessible network connection
Cons
  • Requires a four-tuner TiVo to set up
  • Assigning a tuner for live TV means one less for recording
  • No Netflix, Amazon or the ability to manage recordings
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
Ryan
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
ls4driver
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Average user Score
 
80
Ryan
09.24.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
ls4driver
03.27.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget