Best Tivo I have Owned
This is my 3rd or 4th TiVo and is the 2nd High-Definition TiVo that I have owned, the first HD unit being a Series 3 TiVo. The picture quality on this unit is excellent, the fact that it has 6 tuners is the best thing about it to me. I use a TiVo Mini to watch television in another room, that takes up one of the 6 tuners, but I still have 5 left for use in simultaneous TV show recording. With my old 4-tuner Series 3 TiVo there were times when I would get up in the morning and all the tuners were busy recording shows so I couldn't watch the morning news because there was no available tuner for the TiVO Mini. That never happens with this unit.
Hookup was easy. Once I installed the cable card, Comcast was able to activate it over the phone without a technician coming out. Every now and then it loses the signal between the TiVo and the TiVo Mini, and I have to re-boot both units to get them working again. Happens maybe every couple months or so. That is the only frustrating thing about it, everything else works well. I can stream shows to my Android phone from this unit when I am out of town or at work, this TiVo has built-in streaming so I didn't need my separate TiVo Stream box anymore (sold it on eBay along with the Series 3 TiVo.)
It has a huge hard drive and even after owning it for a few months and recording several episodes of dozens of different TV shows, the drive is maybe 40% full and it kind of hangs around that range because I have it keep the most recent 10 or 25 episodes of TV shows instead of keeping everything. I was able to keep my old TiVo hooked up to my network at the same time this new TiVo was hooked up, and used the TiVo web site to transfer shows from my old TiVo to the new unit, so I didn't lose my saved shows. TiVo customer service was great at helping explain how to do that.
I can use the TiVo phone app to schedule shows and the online TiVo site to manage the TiVo, and I can watch TV shows from this unit on my phone or tablet anywhere when I am traveling, as long as I have a good (fast) internet connection in the hotel.
Customer Service at TiVo has been great to work with and has always responded quickly to e-mails I have sent in, and been friendly on the phone.
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Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned