TiVo Roamio OTA DVR

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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.

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
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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score

Storage capacity

80
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

70
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Ease of use

75
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.