TiVo

  1. Anyone out there use TiVo or any other digital recording device? It sounds really neat, but I'd love to hear some feedback from some experienced users.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   ktwlpn
    I got it but have not hooked it up and subscribed yet-Everyone I know that has it just loves it......No more running around looking for a tape-yipee! They do very little advertising now because their word of mouth is so good .....
  4. by   shyne
    I really want one of those too. I've been thinking about getting one of the Directv w/ Tivo dvr's. I heard those were pretty good also.
  5. by   jadednurse
    Ktwlpn, I can't believe you haven't used yours yet!

    Shyne, do you know how the DirecTV/TiVo combo works? What I mean is, we have DirectTv on oor main TV. I wanted to get it for our second TV but the bf says they's have to put another dish on the roof. If they have to do that I'd just assume get the combo TiVo thing instead.
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    $249. to record tv shows?
    and thats for every 80 hours!
    I don't get it? I don't think I'd find a use for it.
    Not for THAT price.
    -Russell
  7. by   jadednurse
    Yikes! Is that how much it costs?
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    I got the info here.
    http://www.tivo.com/0.0.asp
  9. by   shyne
    The directv/tivo allows you to record 2 shows at the same time and get the same picture quality. I'm not sure if the standalone tivos (w/out directv) do that or not though. I saw the combo unit at BB for $249 and it records up to 35 hrs. Someone told me that the 35hrs runs out pretty quick and had to get a bigger harddrive. That's the only thing that's holding me back, since I no clue how to put in a harddrive.
  10. by   shyne
    I'm not sure about how the dish works, but I'm going to have to buy an oval dish because my round one doesn't have enough connectors or something?? I'll have to ask my dad exactly how it works because I'm not sure.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Ok, so you record your 2 shows at the same time?
    Can you watch a 3rd while recording the 2?
    Why don't they just outfit the system with a DVD so you don't have these hardrive issues?
    Can you record over a show once you see it?
    The website doesn't tell
    -Russell
  12. by   shyne
    Yeah, you can record 2 shows at the same time, that way if you have a show that comes on at the same time as another, you can record both. It also allows you to pause and rewind shows and you can delete them, so you'll have room for other shows. I wish that they could come up with something else other than the harddrive because I would hate to hassle w/ the upgrading part of it.
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    Hmmm...
    Very interesting.
    Until today I didnt' even know this existed.
    I think I'll wait for the newer models to come out.
    I once told myself I'd never get a satelite but I bought one of those last year.
    I like the variety but still don't watch much.
    -Russell
  14. by   sphinx
    I don't have a tivo-I have the Replay TV, same idea though. Had it about 3 years I guess. Best move we made. We create theme channels (fave shows) and whenever one comes on it records it automatically and we can watch at our leisure. There's commercial skip, can do 1 minute, or 2 or skip ahead any amount of time or back any amount of time with just a click. You can pause live tv to answer the phone, eat supper, go take a potty break, and resume the program where you left off. There's plenty of room to record tons of stuff. If you want to save something permanently, you can easily transfer to video tape. Etc, etc!!! It is a wonder. I love, love, love it.
    (can you tell I love it?)

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