TiVo Unveils Fifth-Generation Roamio DVRs, Top Models Can Record 6 Shows at Once
August 20, 2013 9:00 AM
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Roamio DVRs come in three flavors ranging from $200 up to $600
TiVo was one of the early companies to come into the DVR market and the company has announced a new line of DVRs this week promising TV viewers more control over what they watch. The new “Roamio” DVRs allow users to control what they watch on traditional TV channels and over the internet.
"What TiVo is doing here is pressing home their advantage. That is, they know TV," said Colin Dixon, chief analyst at nScreen Media, a research firm in Sunnyvale, Calif. "What they are doing here is actually very difficult for anybody else."
The target audience for the new Roamio DVRs is high-end consumers that pay top dollar for TV and internet video services. The Roamio DVR supports traditional functions expected of the DVR today such as the ability to pause and rewind live TV. However, the set top box also allows users to watch streaming video services like Netflix Hulu.
The new DVR also promises
easier searches for content across all available viewing options
. Users will be able to find shows to watch based on title, actor, director, genre, or keyword.
Some of the new DVR models allow users to be able to watch live and recorded shows on the iPhone or iPad without any other accessories required. TiVo plans an Android app early next year and sometime this fall TiVo will enable out-of-home viewing using the new DVRs over Wi-Fi networks.
The middle of the road Roamio Plus can store 150 hours of HD programming and record up to six channels at once. It features integrated streaming and Wi-Fi support with a price tag around $400. The high-end Roamio Pro can store 450 hours of HD programming and sells for $600. The cheapest of the new DVRs sells for $200 and can store 75 hours of HD video. It's only able to record four channels at a time and lacks the ability to stream video to iPhones or iPads. The base model is able to record over the air broadcasts while the other two versions require cable service.
None of the new boxes support satellite services.
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RE: 6 Shows?
8/20/2013 11:04:55 AM
Hey! I resemble that remark!
Oh wait. I'm
not unemployed. Bwahahaha!
Seriously though I haven't found much need for more than 2 tuners. If you have satellite or HD cable, you can usually find any conflicting shows playing at another time on some other channel.
side note: The major cable provider in my area recently introduced PVR boxes that record
simultaneous feeds. While the box is nice, they pissed em off and I switched to a 2-tuner satellite rig. Not really missing the 8 tuners at all.
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