TiVo HD DVR
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  • I know it can be a hard sell when you notice the $13 per month programming charge (which is on top of your cable service) but bear with me
  • We had no problem setting our box up to connect to the subscription service through our wireless network instead of plugging it into a phone line
  • If you've ever bought DVD sets of a favorite show just because you'd missed a few episodes and were too impatient to track them down in re-runs, you should seriously consider a TiVo HD

    • by Shel
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      If you haven’t heard by now that owning a TiVo will change how you watch television, let me say it again.

      TiVo will change how you watch television! I know it can be a hard sell when you notice the $13 per month programming charge (which is on top of your cable service) but bear with me.

      Whether you and your family have a lot of shows you need to watch, or just want to have something handy for the odd occasion when you feel like watching, there is no better way to enjoy your TV time than to have a TiVo HD DVR ready to serve up your choice


      of shows. When we dropped our premium cable services (because Deadwood and Weeds just did not replace The Sopranos and Six Feed Under for us) we found that using the TiVo to keep track of what we wanted to watch made better use of our less expensive cable service. We send less money to the cable company and find more things we enjoy watching by having TiVo.

      All programming features are very easy to learn, and the menus are easy to navigate. We had no problem setting our box up to connect to the subscription service through our wireless network instead of plugging it into a phone

      line. The remote is very easy to use compared to a typical DVD remote.

      Our TiVo HD DVR is our second TiVo. We purchased an earlier model four years ago, along with the lifetime product service (which costs about what 3 years of the monthly service rate). Because the lifetime service goes with the unit, we were able to pass it on to our in-laws and they’re continuing to make use of the pre-paid subscription.

      Our TiVo HD can record up to 180 hours of standard definition programming. This means if I see a kid show my son might like, I click on “Season Pass” and it ...


      • TiVo HD DVR
      will grab and record all the episodes that are available. When we get around to watching it, there are a bunch of episodes available. If he doesn’t enjoy it, I just delete them all and start over. And in the mean time, we had enough disk space to keep all of Daddy’s episodes of “The Closer” and “Battlestar Gallactica” handy.

      If you’ve ever bought DVD sets of a favorite show just because you’d missed a few episodes and were too impatient to track them down in re-runs, you should seriously consider a TiVo HD. If it is running out in cable land, TiVo will find it

      for you.

      We found that the TiVo HD highlighted that our cable signal was marginal. By the time the signal was split inside the box between the two tuners, the image we got was a bit static-y. Lacking the fortitude to argue with the cable company over signal quality, we got a dramatic improvement by taking the 4 unused cable runs out of the circuit.

      My rating is less than a 10 because I can’t say that it is “excellent” to pay $13 a month (or $399 product lifetime) for a fairly basic subscription service. I find it worth it… because I’m too lazy to track stuff down myself




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Steve says :

Shel, I caught your review on TiVo, and found it odd that you said you didn`t like the price of the 13 mo or the Lifetime service for this device Yet, you say that it is worth it because you don`t like to look for stuff…..and that you passed your old one on to the in-laws for them to enjoy. I have bought a TiVo for every person in my family with the lifetime service. Why? Because it IS worth it The TiVo is a simple device that relies on a hard drive for it`s magic. Hard drives fail. I think that TiVo figures that your hard drive will fail in about 4 years. Hence the lifetime thing…. Good news is that the TiVo is largely a simple device and when the hard drive fails, you can simply purchase a new drive that is already loaded from numerous sellers on eBay and online So, for another 100-200 to repair it simple to install…. your lifetime goes on living Theoretically, the TiVo service could out live the company in these days and times If you get a TiVo that lasts for 8 years, now your cost is down to under 7 a month. As long as our govt` doesn`t change the requirements for cable companies signal broadcasting, we`re living the good life TiVo has given me my life and my wife back. No longer do we worry about missing a show because we have to walk the dog or go some where. I think you know that now too I can pause programs to actually talk to my wife and she to me. My daughter even commented that it seems like we get along better since TiVo came into our living room I think that if you were to lose your TiVo and have to go back to a cable company DVR, you would at that point up your rating at least to a 9…… Anyway, I just wanted to share my thoughts as your comment struck me a little strange, in these days where people are paying 5-6000 dollars more for a car that gets better gas mileage, yet will never pay for the price difference in 20-30 years If TiVo can give me peace of mind, let me watch what I want when I want, PLUS keep my wife from ripping me a new one because I`m not listening to her…. well, I believe that this is definitely worth the 399 any day My new slogan for TiVo…… TiVo Cheaper than a divorce Blip on Steve

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