TiVo - The First DVR

TiVo - Digital Video Recorder

What is TiVo anyways? TiVo is a DVR (Digital Video Recorder), It is a video device that captures television programming to a hard disk for later viewing known as ("time shifting"). TiVo also provides an EPG ( Electronic Programming Guide), and provides recording options based on that guide up to two weeks in advance.

Direct TiVo DSR6000The original TiVo device digitized and compressed analog video from any source (antenna, cable or direct broadcast satellite). First TiVo was launched on March 31, 1999 with the name: TiVo DVR "Blue Moon". In fall 2000, Philips Electronics launched the first DirecTV receiver with an integrated TiVo DVR. the DSR6000, This new device, also called "DirecTiVo", stored digital signals sent from DirecTV directly onto a hard disk.

TiVo's device can be "trained" by users, to select content that you are likely to want to watch based in user preferences and type of programming commonly watched.

The TiVo service allows you to watch all your favorite shows, whenever you want. Plus it can connect to the Internet, using your home network, to deliver all kinds of media content: pictures, photos, movies, videos, etc right to your TV using only your TiVo's remote control. TiVo DVR works with: cable, satellite or antenna, and with High Definition TV or standard television.


Tivo Services


TiVo sells monthly, yearly, triennially (best deal), and lifetime suscriptions (Not subscriber lifetime but TiVo DVR device lifetime) The Product Lifetime subscription accompanies the TiVo DVR in case of ownership transfer. TiVo does not actually provide the cable or satellite signal to your set, which means you still have to subscribe to a cable or satellite company for your television signal or your FTA antenna.

The subscription service keeps your TV schedule current, and makes sure your TiVo DVR has the latest updates. To do this, the TiVo DVR needs to connect regularly to the TiVo service using either an existing phone line or a home network connected to a high-speed Internet connection. (Depending on your TiVo model). Remember: TiVo DVRs do not function without a paid subscription to the TiVo service. A minimum 1 year service commitment is required for new DVR purchases

TiVo service also includes:

  • Online Scheduling: You can search for TV shows by title, category, keyword, or person in the Find TV shows section of tivo.com. When you’ve found the show you want to record, simply log in to your tivo.com account, select the DVR you want to set to record, you have access to the same settings as you do when you set up a recording on the DVR itself.
  • Moveable content: Once you’ve recorded your favorite shows on your TiVo DVR, you can transfer them to your computer as long as your DVR is connected to your home network, and you have TiVo Desktop software installed on your PC.
  • Multi Room Viewing: If you own more than one TiVo and all are connected to your home network, you can record a show in one of them an watch it in other, you can even start a movie in your living room and finish it in your bedroom

Configurations


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  • Digital cable only (record 2 shows at once, requires up to two CableCARD™ decoders from your cable company; supports HD channels)
  • Antenna only (record 2 shows at once; supports HD channels)
  • Digital cable + antenna (record 2 shows at once; supports HD channels)
  • Basic cable (record 2 shows at once; does not support HD or premium channels)
  • Basic cable + antenna (record 2 shows at once; supports HD channels on antenna only)

Does NOT support:


  • Satellite Cable box (replace your digital cable box with a CableCARD decoder)
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TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR

  • Cable without a box (record 2 shows at once)
  • Cable with a box (record one premium channel and one basic channel at once, or two basic channels at once)
  • Satellite with a box (record only one channel at a time)
  • Satellite with a box + cable without a box (record one satellite channel and one basic channel at once, or two basic channels at once)

Does NOT support:


  • Antenna HD channels
  • CableCARD decoder

TiVo and C-Band Satellites


If you use a C-band satellite to receive television signals, you're out of luck. TiVo doesn't support C-band satellite feeds.

C-band is one of many electromagnetic frequencies used in satellite broadcast and was the format most early satellite broadcasters used, C-Band still been used by many independent broadcasters and local channels most of them are Free to Air (Unscrambled).


Current Available TiVos


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