TiVo TCD649080 Series 2 80-Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder
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  • The TiVo TCD649080 Series 2 80-Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder functions well, but I think that customer service will try your patience if it breaks
  • So far, experience of this piece of electronics has shown the following
  • This seems wrong, particularly if you are in a situation where your old Tivo has broken Bottom line, for the price, it is probably one of the best on the market
  • However, it does have a lot of disadvantages that must be weighed up before buying

    • by npz
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      The TiVo TCD649080 Series 2 80-Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder functions well, but I think that customer service will try your patience if it breaks. So far, experience of this piece of electronics has shown the following:

      Advantages: -The television is no longer in control. You can go out for the evening without rushing back home to catch your favorite show, or sporting event -In terms of usability, this is easy to use if you want to play, pause, rewind. It is also easy to find and record shows with this unit -What is really good is that it is easy to set in order to program a recording of all forthcoming shows of what you want to watch -The memory size is great and it stores a lots of different recordings (I think you can have at any one time


      about 50 programs in high-quality recording) -The unit is very easy set-up, even at short notice in time for holiday celebrations -Deleted shows are not actually deleted immediately, and instead go into a deleted items folder and are deleted later. This is great if you delete something accidentally because it is not immediately lost.

      -This does not need to be connected to the internet

      Disadvantages: -The television may not be in control, but Tivo now is.

      -It is not easy to know how much memory is left. There is no easy indicator -Tivo imposes mail on you (via Tivo) as well as updates that can change settings and features. Another downside is receiving junk advertisements, not a huge number, but still….

      -If you think the Tivo is broken, you may find Customer service imposing up to a 2-hour troubleshooting process. Even ...


      • then you may find you need several more call backs where you are put on hold for long, long periods of time. Worst of all is if a tech realizes in the middle of a call that the call center has just closed and as a result just hangs up leaving you with nothing to do except call back the next day -You may find that you have to pay about $50 to ship the unit back to Tivo for repair despite being under warranty (It appears that Tivo does not reimburse you for mailing costs) -There is no way around recording adverts and must fast-forward through them, though this is not a big deal really -I think that you can only record one show at a time -Whilst Tivo is easy to use, and is easy to set up, that set up is
        slow and lengthy -I would have thought with improvements in technology that electronic equipment would get smaller and smaller. This is much larger than you would expect and also very bulky. It would be nice if it was smaller and may be had a dvd as well to eliminate other products -If you buy the lifetime package and you then buy a new Tivo, or if your old Tivo breaks and it turns out that it cannot be repaired, you will find that you then need to buy another lifetime package or a monthly subscription. This seems wrong, particularly if you are in a situation where your old Tivo has broken

        Bottom line, for the price, it is probably one of the best on the market. However, it does have a lot of disadvantages that must be weighed up before buying. Amazon does have great deals on this though.




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