There has never been any question that TiVo is a superior DVR to the one your cable company provides. TiVo has now upped the value quotient with its new three-model Roamio line.
The basic Roamio can record four shows at once — most cable DVRs allow only two simultaneous recordings — and its hard drive can hold up to 75 hours (500GB) of HD recordings. You can get built-in access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube. On the Pro and Plus models, you'll also be able to watch both live TV and recorded programs via Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad when you're not home.
Roamio's upgraded interface provides a far more expansive electronic program guide (EPG). You can see a lot more of what what's on at a particular time, stretching two weeks out instead of one. You also can scan two weeks of programming on a single channel with just a few clicks. Since Roamio has built-in Wi-Fi, program searches not only show a program or movie's availability on TV but on other Internet-based content services as well.
For the ultimate TV/DVR enjoyment, in our opinion, the TiVo system is well worth buying into.
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