TiVo Series2 (40-hours)
Manufacturer: TiVo Inc. Part number: R240040
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CNET editors' review
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- Reviewed by: David Katzmaier
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 10/18/2004
- Released on: 01/15/2002
The good: TiVo pauses live TV; controls cable and satellite boxes; ergonomic remote; excellent user interface and searchable program guide; supports networked audio, photos, and programming options.
The bad: TiVo requires additional monthly or lifetime charges; needs non-VoIP landline for initial setup; no HDTV support.
The bottom line: The best interface on the planet and cool network options make TiVo Series2 the standalone DVR of choice.
Tivo will change the way you watch TV
Pros: I've had Tivo for 3 years and I am ecstatic about the service. All DVR's can do the basic stuff - TV menu guide, pause live TV, record shows, etc but I think Tivo stands out for a few reasons Ease of setup and use - easy to install and set up, the navig
Cons: My Tivo goes through the cable box and I had to get used to the half second delay in changing channels, but since I rarely watch live TV, this really hasnt been an issue for me. ALthought I've never had any hardware issues, I do have a friend whose hard
Beware: There's no Power button
Pros: The setup interface is really easy. They give you all the cables that you need to set it up.
Cons: Like the summary says, you can't turn it off, it's always on. How often do you really want to pause live TV?? I just wanted a VCR that records to disk. You can't turn off the banners when changing channels, which makes it unusable for regular TV viewin
Good product; Terrible customer support
Pros: I've started out about 4 years ago with Tivo Series 1 and accepted Sony's offer to upgrade to a Series 2 at a reduced price. I'm sorry I made the "upgrade". The Series 2 was unable to make a telephone connection for programming information which for all i
Cons: I'm finished with Sony Tivo. Will move on to a DVD recorder soon. considering the Panasonic DMR-E60.
Pros: Ease of use, I recommend getting the best one, I have the 80hr Pioneer unit which is pricey at $899 but you can save programming onto DVD-RW in my living room, and the $299 140hr Tivo series 2 in the bedroom, with the home networking option $100 for both(
Cons: The Pioneer unit was pricey at $899 the lifetime subscription at $299 per unit was hard to swallow, but beats shelling out $12 a month (for how ever long you own it)
Can no longer live without it
Pros: It's changed the way my wife and I watch TV. We now watch better shows with fewer commercials, and we watch them on our schedule. TiVo still has features (such as wish lists and recommendations) that no other DVR does, and what make TiVo the best DVR ou
Cons: Noticeable, though not major, picture quality degradation on larger TV sets. Worse if your signal isn't that great to begin with; TiVo's compression algorithm has trouble with dirty or noisy images. I wish TiVo would either switch to a different compres
Record one program and watch another!
Pros: I have had TiVo for three weeks and I love it! Didn't take long to sell my wife on it. She uses it every day to tape her shows. I enjoy pausing live TV and choosing to record a program half-way through. It is so easy to set programs to record, a child
Cons: Haven't run out of space yet, but 40 hrs equals 11 hrs of best quality seems like it will not be enough in the long-run. I think all of the separate options addup to a pretty pricey system. (I bought my TiVo for $129 as a opened floor item at Best Buys
nice little product but with cons
Pros: TiVo has a nice little interface that is user friendely.
Cons: There is a loud humming noise, not eathernet ready, service can cost up to $400.00, unit $200.00, and more so I advise looking eslewere
Tivo will change your life forever
Pros: Change the way you watch TV forever, never again be a slave to schedule, high usability and user friendly.
Cons: Cant view recorded shows as groups, or sort by date.
Down with tivo
Pros: Good tv menu guide
Cons: Per month programming fee. Also I had to return 4 tivo units for defective hard drives.
It is a must have!
Pros: Tivo changanes the way to watch TV. The Season pass is killer. Having a tv guide is nice. Easy to use. Well worth it.
Cons: Home media is overpriced but still kind of cool.
- Manufacturer: TiVo Inc.
- Part number: R240040
- Description: TiVo Series2 DVR records up to 40 hours of entertainment without the hassles of videotape, plus pause, rewind, slow-mo and instant replay live TV. It works with any TV setup, from a simple antenna to cable, digital cable and satellite. TiVo Series2 DVR connects to your home network (and broadband) so you can enjoy digital music, digital photos, tivo online scheduling and more.
- Product type DVR
- Width 15 in
- Depth 11.5 in
- Height 3 in
- Weight 7.9 lbs
- Color Black
- Recording capacity 40 hour(s)
- Streaming services TiVo
- Instant replay Yes
- Pause live TV Max 30 minutes
- One touch recording Yes
- Sound output mode Stereo
- Ipreview Yes
- Network showcases Yes
- Now playing Yes
- On-screen program guide Yes
- TiVo season pass Yes
- TiVolution magazine Yes
- TiVo's Suggestions Yes
- TrickPlay Yes
- WishList Yes
- Connector type 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear,
1 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear,
1 x S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear,
2 x Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear,
1 x Phone line ( RJ-11 ) - Rear,
1 x RF input ( F connector ) - Rear,
1 x RF output ( F connector ) - Rear,
1 x Serial ( Mini-phone 3.5 mm ) - Rear,
1 x Remote control ( Mini-phone 3.5 mm ) - Rear,
2 x USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - Rear
- Type Universal remote control
- Technology Infrared/radio
- Cables included Antenna cable,
Phone line cable - 25 ft,
Remote control cable,
Video / audio cable
- Power device Power supply - Internal
- Voltage required AC 120 V
- Power consumption operational 40 Watt
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Labor - 90 days,
Limited warranty - Parts - 1 year