Conclusion: The TiVo HD XL is the successor to the TiVo Series3, but in the TiVo HD's shell. Offering a lot more recording capacity, this model adds THX certification and includes the backlit TiVo Glo remote. I just wish the price wasn't quite so steep.
Pros: Easy to use. 1TB hard drive. Dual HD tuners. eSATA port. Backlit TiVo Glo remote. Includes an HDMI cable.
Cons: Pricey. Cable TV DVRs can be less expensive in the long run. YouTube videos often don't look too hot on a large HDTV.
Summary: With more must-see TV added to the returning shows this fall, your DVR must be filled to the brim. That’s why you should upgrade to the TiVo HD XL DVR, which is deemed XL because of its 150 hours of storage capacity, every one of them being in glorious high definition and THX certified for premium audio and visual quality.
Conclusion: Combining the best of the legendary simple-to-use TiVo interface with dual CableCARD readers and an affordable price (finally!), the new TiVo HD delivers the promise that the TiVo Series 3 HD made.
Pros: The best HD-capable TiVo ever. Dual HD tuners. Still easy to use. Online scheduling via Web site or cell phone.
Cons: Menu operation is a little slow at times. No TiVo to Go. No satellite support. Cable TV DVRs can be cheaper in the long run. Great for fans, may be too late for novices. Cell-phone scheduling is only on Verizon Wireless.
It's been a long time coming, and we're still waiting for more.
Good Gear Guide.au
27 September 2008
Summary: After all the hype and wait, the TiVo HD isn't the ground-breaking product it was touted as. It's got some nifty new features which we'd love to see widely accepted though and it's a worthwhile investment if you want a comprehensive electronic TV program guide.
Pros: Easy to use, great picture quality, remote scheduling, intelligent scheduling, no monthly fees
Cons: Small hard drive, ugly remote, many features still yet to be enabled