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
Tivo, the first and the only pvr
Member Name: julianb
Date: 18/10/01, updated on 18/10/01 (966 review reads)
Advantages: digital recording, pausing live tv, skipping through ads
Disadvantages: none worth mentioning, none worth mentioning, none worth mentioning
I got tivo a few moths ago and i can say that it is very good. The best description ive come up with is its a "vcr on steroids". Tivo will let you record anything day or night without using videotapes, it learns what you like and what you dont. It will even record programs it thinks you will like. You can search for a program via, its name, the channel its on, the time and the date. You can, with a couple of presses of the remote get tivo to record every episode of a series for you automatically. You can even watch something that you have recorded while it records something else. Tivo is designed for anyone with either, sky, cable, digital cable, itv digital, and even terrestial tv. Its very easy to install and only takes a couple of minutes to plug in thanks to the big set up poster. The tivo box can store 40hrs of tv at basic quality, and around 13 hrs at best quality. The box is now £399 and the subscription is either £10 a month, or £200 once. The remote is confortable to hold and has the buttons laid out well. Tivo learns the tv you like by the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" buttons. When you are watching tv, either live or recorded, you can press either button to tell tivo what you think of the programme. After you have done this enough tivo will start recording things automatically for you, but you can turn this off if you dont like it. Another great feature is the pause live tv option, if you are watching your favorite program and then the phone goes, dont worry, just press the pause button on the remote. When you come back after finding out it was some guy trying to sell you double glazing, you simply press the play button and you start watching where you left off, even if the program isnt over.or you can skip right to the end. And of course you can skip through the ads with no hassle. Ever nighht tivo connects to udate its listings via the a freephone number. Once youve tried tivo you will never want to use normal tv again.