Product Type: Thomson video recorders
Newest Review: ... get tivo to record every episode of a series for you automatically. You can even watch something that you have recorded while it records... more
You won't believe it 'til you see it!!!
Member Name: Scary
Date: 21/02/01, updated on 21/02/01 (142 review reads)
Advantages: Digital video recording with fantastic features - beats any analogue video hands down.
Disadvantages: As with any new state of the art product there are a few teething problems. Software updates are frequently available. Subsciption of £199 excessive! Poor Sky customer support! Net forum provides better info!
Tivo is completely legendary. It is the future of recording television programmes. It is essentially a video without tape, using computer hard discs to record on.
It actually learns from your viewing habits and you can block book programmes e.g. set it to record every episode of Eastenders and it will do it automatically. It also chooses programmes to record and you then rate these recordings with a thumbs up or thumbs down and Tivo learns what sort of genre of programmes you watch.
One of the best features is that when the unit is recording a programme you can start watching it from the start even though it's say only 2/3 of the way through recording the programme.
It's ideal if you don't want to keep programmes forever but even if you do you can archive to VHS.
You really won't believe your eyes until you see it for yourself!