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TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

    TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

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    76 Engadget Score
    A good product that falls short of greatness.
    76

    A good product that falls short of greatness.

    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

    TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.

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    Pros
    • Low initial cost
    • No cable subscription required
    • Streaming options and four OTA HD tuners
    • Same software and accessories as the regular Roamio
    Cons
    • $15 monthly service fee, with no Lifetime Service option
    • No HDMI-CEC
    76 Engadget Score
    A good product that falls short of greatness.
    76

    A good product that falls short of greatness.

    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).

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    Score Breakdown

     
    70
    Average Critic Score
     
    60
    The Verge
    Despite the niggles, the Roamio OTA would still be very recommendable because it captures an unusually large amount of content that a cord-cutter would want into a single box, but there’s a sticking point: the monthly fee.
     
    70
    CNET
    TiVo Roamio OTA is an excellent DVR, but its monthly fee structure makes it too expensive for people cutting the cable cord. The standard TiVo Roamio is a better choice overall for cord cutters.
     
    70
    Tom's Guide
    TiVo's Roamio is a great DVR for live TV, but it lacks the variety of apps that many cord cutters want.
     
    80
    Engadget
    TiVo's latest is the best over-the-air DVR ever made, but the $15 monthly service fee (combined with the lack of a Lifetime Service option) means you're trading a low upfront price for some high long-term costs.