woottoady wrote:TiVo is the highest priced, lowest featured, viewing appliance you could buy. For $400 you get this refurbished technocrap that is entirely nonfunctional without a subscription, while most cable cos and sat providers give these away.
If you're considering this purchase, spend some time first at TiVo Community. I know this product only too well. You've been warned :P
Granted, Tivo is not perfect, but what is. I especially hate that when there's a conflict, IT decideds which program to delete or you have to manually back out and re-arrange things. BUT, with the DVR's that your cable company gives you, when your cable is out anything you have previously recorded is not available because there really isn't a hard drive in there like there is in a Tivo. I'm talking about those Scientific Atlanta boxes that seem to be everywhere, at least on Time Warner, Optimum, & Comcast in the northeast. My Tivo however, has a real hard drive and let's me watch whatever is recorded as long as there is electric( and I have a generator). A big plus. I hate TV withdrawl cold turkey during a cable outage or power outage.