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TiVo Roamio Pro

from  $429+
84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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

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Engadget Review

The new TiVo Roamio addresses almost every major complaint we had previously. In short, it's most definitely the TiVo you've been waiting for.

Pros
  • Very fast performanceSix tunersNow comes with an RF remoteOut-of-home streaming now an option
Cons
  • No HDMI-CECCan be pricey with lifetime serviceOut-of-home streaming isn't always smoothUpgrading from an old TiVo is still tedious
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User Reviews

100
Latoso
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
50
dbaty
Overall, the product is nice, but I am have had two break and replaced by Tivo....read more
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Key Specs

Type
High def DVR
HD recording capacity
45020
Video outputs
Component, Hdmi
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Vod
Model

General

Type
High def DVR (450 hours)
Additional service fee
Yes

Playback

Video formats
1080p
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, Vod

Digital media

Audio playback
Yes
Photo viewer
Yes

Remote

Remote (included)
Yes

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Outputs

Video outputs
Component, Hdmi
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)

Networking

Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
WiFi
Yes

Storage

External / expandable DVR storage
Yes