Cord Cutters: Our review of TiVo’s new Roamio DVR


TiVo’s new Roamio DVR promises a tight integration of personal recordings and online streaming services. But does it work for cord cutters? [youtube=]

Show notes for this episode:

  • TiVo’s new Roamio comes in three flavors: The $200 Roamio comes with 4 tuners and a 500GB hard drive, the $400 Roamio Plus has 6 tuners and a 1 TB hard drive and the $600 Roamio Pro has 6 tuners and a 3 TB hard drive. However, only the $200 base model works with an antenna for free over-the-air TV. The two other models require a cable subscription. More infos on TiVo’s website.
  • Roamio got its name from its ability to stream recorded shows to mobile devices both within your home and on the go. However, only the $400 and $600 models can stream video. Buyers of the base model need to invest another $130 in a streaming adapter.
  • Check out our interview with TiVo VP of Product Marketing Jim Denney.

Are you a TiVo owner looking for an upgrade? Or have you given up on DVRs because Netflix, Hulu and similar sites serve you better? Let us know in the comments below, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ Also, please check out our new Google+ Cord Cutters community!

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