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- netholioDec 8, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
excellent piece of mind
The original replacement drive makes it easy to replace a failing drive - you can "make" a 4TB HDD upgrade from this OE drive.
- grandpa223Oct 15, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
THIS ITEM WAS AN ANSWER TO A MUCH DESIRED PRODUCT,AT A GREAT PRICE..WORKED WELL,SUBSCRIBED FOR SERVICE. HAVE PLANS FOR THIS UNIT....
- kfra5728Nov 1, 2015USEDby
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- bigron045Oct 23, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Well to start with in regards to the TiVo Premiere serves it's purpose extremely well considering a few minor glitches in the beginning but like all they were able to be worked out with a little help from technical support. However the only issue that slightly concerns me is the fact that it lags a little when going into Netflix but other than that a well worth buying product if anyone was looking to buy one I recommend highly
- mastaadealsAug 20, 2012by
Honest Opinion and Start Up Guide! :)
I am really enjoying this product because of its multiple functions and freedom. Not only does it offer DVR recordings, Channel clarity and additional applications like Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody and more. It really is a great investment...
My Pros are:
1: I do not have to pay my local cable provider a fee for the use of their equipment because I have my own (TiVo).
2: I am able watch "almost" all of my paid subscriptions provided by my local Cable Provider, except for whatever is on Demand, which TiVo does not support, but they do have their own Demand section, which is a lot better.
3: I saved over 20 + a month on my cable bill!
4: I can pause TV at any time, and there's no lagging either. Tivo really steams well once set up correctly.
My Cons are:
1: TiVo requires a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 (prices vary on website http://www.tivo.com). I just bought the Lifetime Subscription because I am better off with it too.
2: Really tuff to connect (in my experience) with the M-Card your local cable provides you with. I think the cable company just makes it difficult so that you remain with them and not merge it with TiVo?
3: There's no 3 because it's AWESOME after you get by 1 and 2, LOL.
I doubted Tivo when I first bought it re-furbished and thought it would not have made a difference in my T.V experience, but I was wrong. The Refurbs were excellent, and once you subscribe with TiVo, your TiVo is warranted for 90 days if your equipment happens to be defective, but you can buy additional warranty for 3 years with TiVo too. TiVo's Customer Rep is definitely willing to work with you if something does go wrong and the customer service is really good too...
Just remember to register and subscribe to TiVo first before trying to set up your TiVo for the first time. Make sure you hold on your Cable Box provided by your Local Cable Provider in case you do have issues with your TiVo. Also make sure you go to your local cable facility to request an M-Card, so that you're ready once the TiVo box arrives. Once your TiVo is fired up and working like it should, return your local cable providers box and remote, and just notice the savings on your next bill.
Oh, make sure you have internet connection or at least a wireless connection too! You will definitely need it... You can go to Ebay and purchase a TiVo Wireless Connector for a lot cheaper than the TiVo's website, and I would recommend Wireless G for Novice Wireless Users, and Wireless N for pros who know how to balance their networks. If you happen to have a hub or a router with spare ports, you can also use an Ethernet cable too. The cable will plug into your Ethernet port on the back of your TiVo nicely...
I wish someone would have told me all of this before I started, but I'm glad to share this information with you all!
I hope this helps you all? And if it doesn't, at least I tried! :)Read full review