TiVo Roamio OTA review: Finally, TiVo makes a DVR for cord-cutters
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.
- Low initial cost
- No cable subscription required
- Streaming options and four OTA HD tuners
- Same software and accessories as the regular Roamio
- $15 monthly service fee, with no Lifetime Service option
- No HDMI-CEC
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.