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TiVO HD XL is a cable/antenna dual-tuner DVR released in September 2008 that extends the function of its predecessor.

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Pros

Schedule recordings online

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Dual-tuner, record and/or watch two shows at once

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150 hours of HD recording

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Can record both cable and OTA

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Fully functioning media capabilities

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On Demand video service from Amazon

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Transfer recorded videos to your PC for archiving via network

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Cons

no picture-in-picture

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Monthly service fee required

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Additional premium services (Unbox, Rhapsody, Desktop Plus, Wi-Fi adapter, expandable storage) require upfront expenses

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Expensive

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TiVO HD XL is a cable/antenna dual-tuner DVR released in September 2008 that extends the function of its predecessor, the TiVO HD, while also expanding its recording capacity to 150 hours (1 TB) of HD programming. Also, for the first time in TiVo's history you can upgrade the recording capacity with the purchase of a DVR Expander made by Western Digital. The XL is has a network adapter that allows for media streaming over the network or download videos from the Amazon Video On Demand marketplace. An added bonus is that you can transfer your recorded programming for archiving and sharing purposes. The TiVO HD XL sells for $599.99 up-front, and expect to pay an additional $8.31 - $12.95 monthly for the service.

Features
  • capacity: 150 hours of HD programming, 1 Terabyte
  • THX certified audio and video
  • dual-tuner allows for recording/watching two shows at once in HD
  • sources: can record both antenna and cable sources
  • Ethernet port for network streaming and Internet content
  • video can be downloaded from Amazon Video On Demand
  • expandable storage with additional Western Digital My DVR Expander
  • transfer shows to computer, DVD, or another DVR
  • price:  DVR: $599.99 up front, service: $8.31 - $12.95 monthly
  • release date: September 4, 2008
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