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This set is capable of recording HD television from cable providers or using over-the-air digital HD (ATSC) .

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User interface makes it very easy to find show schedules and setup recordings

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Electronic guide is superior to most proprietary service providers'

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Allows recording of two shows at once, definite plus over older models

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Records 5.1 digital audio as part of recordings

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Comfortable remote is superior to those of most proprietary cable providers

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Occasional brief audio dropouts

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Cannot transfer recorded shows to a PC, like older models

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Cable card installation can be time consuming, frustrating for the inexperienced

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Relatively high price point compared to older TiVO models

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The TiVo TCD648250B is the first Series3 HD DVR released by TiVo and first THX-certified DVR making it an ideal system to record HD material with top-quality audio and video. This set is capable of recording HD television from cable providers or using over-the-air digital HD (ATSC). As you would expect, there is an HDMI video output and SP/DIF audio output for all digital lossless connections. There are also several other output connectors if required. The front panel has a high-quality OLED (organic light-emitting diode) to display what is being recorded, even when your TV is off. The included remote is backlit for easy use in the dark, and is a learning remote capable to easily configure to your TV. As well as recording programs, you can pause and rewind live TV on the fly in case you miss a crucial moment and a dual tuner lets you record two shows while watching a third.  Other TiVo features include "Season Pass" to record every episode in a seriesand "WishList" which records shows based on your favorite actor, director or topic.

  • Manufacturer: TiVo
  • Approximate Manufacture Dates: 2006 - 2008
  • Original Hard Drive Size: 250 GB Western Digital
  • Hard Drive Format: SATA
  • Original Recording Capacity: 300 Hours at Basic Quality -or- 32 Hours HD
  • Exterior Dimensions: 16.5 x 13.5 x 3.375 inches
  • Weight (without cables and remote): 10 pounds (unit only)
  • Input Connections: 1 Antenna (split internally), 1 Cable (split internally)
  • Output Connections: 2 Composite (video and L/R audio), 1 S-Video, 1 Component, 1 HDMI, 1 Toslink Digital Optical
  • Other Ports: 1 Phoneline, 1 Ethernet (RJ-45), 2 USB, 1 eSATA, 1 Power
  • Original Remote: Series3 Black TiVo-Glo Peanut Remote
  • Buttons on Faceplate: 10 including navigation and format
  • Fan Size: 70 x 70 x 25 mm
  • Current OS Version: 9.2
  • DirecTV Compatibility: No
  • Dual Tuner Capability: Yes
  • Networking Feature: Yes
  • High Definition: Yes
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