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TiVo Premiere XL4

from  $279.99+
82
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

TiVo continues to stand head and shoulders over provider-issued DVRs, but it still falls short of the expectations we had when it first launched.

Pros
  • Four tunersExcellent phone and tablet appsStreams video and traditional cable on a single box
Cons
  • Not a whole-home DVRMissing some popular streaming sourcesParts of the UI are still slow and in standard-def
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Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

60
godofbiscuits
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
60
mclarenlife
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
100
nielej
I had a first gen TiVo. I left when cable started incorporating DVD into their...read more
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74
Average Critic Score

Expandability

80
 

Ease of use

72
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

85
 

Storage capacity

92
 

Design and form factor

70
 

How It Stacks Up

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60
 

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