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This model has either one 30 GB or two 15 GB internal drives for 30 hours of recording time.

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Pros

lots of ways to upgrade and customize the functionality

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recording is a snap, ideal for users intimidated by technology

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lots of good features, time shifting and live pause/rewind/ff all work great

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"Seasons Pass" functionality to record every episode of a show automatically works reliably and consistently

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lots of support from the user community, online forums and FAQs are numerous

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hard drive access is instant, don't need to wait for seek times

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Cons

cooling fan is a little noisy, cycles on and off so its hard to ignore it

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some menu screens lag and take awhile to load up

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The Sony SVR-2000 is the first TiVo DVR made by Sony and was launched at the same time as the Philips HDR series which have identical features but different cosmetics, remote and drive sizes. This model has either one 30 GB or two 15 GB internal drives for 30 hours of recording time, and also gives you the ability to pause and rewind live TV. It is compatible with standard-definition terrestrial broadcasts as well as with digital satellite systems (with satellite receiver) and cable programming services. Some TiVo features in this unit include "Season Pass" to record every episode in a series, "WishList" which records shows based on your favorite actor, director or topic and "SmartRecording" which gives you show suggestions. The Sony SVR-2000 comes with a Sony Silver TiVo remote control.

Specifications
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Approximate Manufacture Dates: 2000 - 2002
  • Original Hard Drive Size: 30 GB Quantum QuickView or two 15 GB Quantum QuickViews
  • Hard Drive Format: ATA/IDE PATA
  • Original Recording Capacity: 30 Hours at Basic Quality
  • Exterior Dimensions: 13.5 x 17 x 4 inches
  • Weight (without cables and remote): 12 pounds (unit only)
  • Input Connections: 1 Composite (video and L/R audio), 1 S-Video, 1 RF/Coax
  • Output Connections: 2 Composite (video and L/R audio), 1 S-Video, 1 RF/Coax
  • Other Ports: 1 Phoneline, 1 Serial, 1 IR, 1 Power
  • Original Remote: Sony Silver TiVo Remote
  • Buttons on Faceplate: None
  • Fan Size: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
  • Current OS Version: 3.01
  • DirecTV Compatibility: Yes, with a separate DirecTV Receiver
  • Dual Tuner Capability: No
  • Networking Features: No
  • High Definition: No
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