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TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR

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TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR

The world's first, best, and easiest-to-use digital video recorder just got better. The TiVo Series2 DT DVR records up to 80 hours of video. And it can record two shows at once. A built-in Ethernet port makes connecting to your home network even easier. Best of all, the TiVo Series2 80-Hour DT DVR gives you the freedom to watch your favorite shows any time, anywhere.
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Questions & Answers for TiVo TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR

Question

Does tivo work with over the air HDTV?

Do i Have to have a tiVo subscription to use this?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
RebeccaLJ17
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES! A Tivo is like a TV. You purchase the box at the store or online (which is what Walmart is selling) and then you pay for monthly service (only offered through Tivo at their website) to watch shows on it.. just like you pay for cable or satellite for your TV to be functional. You buy a tivo for ease of recording, season passes, dual tuners, etc. and it is an ADDITION to your tv and cable, not a substitute.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CsterNDster
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 2
Does not work with over the air..but the Tivo HD box does.. Yes you will have to buy the tivo service.. monthly, yearly or lifetime service
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
answer 3
Yes, according to the package (once I received it) you have to pay a TiVo subscription in order to use it. I returned it as soon as I saw this
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Sheyrena
Question

subscription needed?

With this Tivo product/hardware, is there a monthly subscription required for Tivo service?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
BRoa
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, depending on your budget.. monthly, yearly or lifetime check the tivo website
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
answer 2
Yes you need to pay a monthly fee, just like the add on fee you pay for a DVR from your cable company. The difference is that the TiVo software really is so much better. Much easier to use and many more features. If all you are doing is recording a few of your favorite shows then the cable company DVR is probably fine for you, but if you are going to use the DVR as the main way you watch TV then you won't be sorry with the TiVo. If you want to record HD shows you need to buy the HD TiVo, btw.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
KnowsIt
 - austin, tx
answer 3
You HAVE to have a subscription for this to work and it is $12.95 a month from what I could find online. I hope I answered this in time before you bought it and found out the hard way like I just did. I found it is about the same to rent it from the cable company and you don't have to buy the box, just the monthly rental. Hope this helps and walmart.com needs to put in the description that it needs a monthly service to work.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
babydoll1702
 - Hinesville, Ga
Question

DVR

I have a dvr included with comcast ,but to cut cost down what would the dvr replace? do i still need a cable box?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
Flynstew
 - Portland Oregon
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, if U want digital cable.. but comcast does offer Tivo service I don't know the price.. If you buy Tivo you own the dvr but will have to pay for service.. Yearly, Monthly or Lifetime it all depends on your budget
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
answer 2
The TiVo would replace the DVR and you would only need the cable box if you want the digital channels. I TiVo will record without the box. It has 2 tuners and will record to shows whether you have a box or not
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
Kosh
 - Blacksburg, Va
Question

Will the TiVo work with DirectTV Services?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
LooksForBargains
 - Tucson, AZ
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
2 answers
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answer 1
I have Directv and Tivo, and answered this in another question. Here's a copy:

A: I haven't seen anyone write here in favor of Tivo and their Lifetime Subscription, so I thought I'd chime in on this subject. I bought my first Tivo almost 5 years ago, and decided to pay for the Lifetime Subscription, versus the monthly service charge. At that time, the Lifetime Subscription rate was $299.00, but it paid for itself shortly after the first 2 years ($13/month x 24 months = $312.00)!

I like that there are NO DVR box rental charges and NO monthly service charges added to my cable or satellite bill every month. I've had both Comcast cable and Directv satellite during that time, and the Tivo has worked perfectly with both of those providers. I'm a 57-year old woman, and I find it very user friendly.

In all of this time, I've never had ANY problems with my Tivo. It was a little complicated to set up, but my son helped me out with that, and he had no problems. He owns 2 Tivos, and they had a problem with one of them, which was replaced with a new unit right away.

Now, I'm shopping for a 2nd Tivo box, and even though the subscription price has gone up $100 since I bought the first one, I intend to buy the Lifetime Contract again. I figure that the monthly service fees will only go up and up as time goes on, and the new Tivo will pay for itself again in short order. Then, I'll continue to have FREE service for the rest of it's life (hopefully, a very long life).

There is ONE negative to point out about using Tivo if you have Directv. The Directv On-Demand-type shows will not work unless you use their own box. Tivo DOES work with Comcast cable tv's On-Demand shows and movies, but NOT with Directv. They didn't tell me that when I switched over to that service, even though I told them that I had my own Tivo box, and also specifically asked about the availability of On-Demand shows. They wiggle-worded their answer about that in a way that made me think that I'd be able to view them. Yes, I WOULD be able to view them, with the service plan that I selected, IF I had their DVR box.

Personally, I find that I've got PLENTY to watch without that, and didn't use it much when it was available to me from the other provider, anyway. So I don't miss that, but it may be important to you.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
TivoLover
answer 2
Yes, it will record 1 channel only not 2 on the Directv service but it will record 1 show on basic cable and 1 show on Directv or 2 basic cable channels or 1 basic cable channel & 1 digital cable channel
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
Question

How big is the hard-drive on this unit ?

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
LACM
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
2 answers
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answer 1
80gb
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
answer 2
the hard drive is about 80GB.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
KnowsIt
 - austin, tx
Question

can i use TiVo if i have Dishnetwork

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
mstrouble467
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
2 answers
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answer 1
not the tivo hd, because this box is for cable and antenna. You will need to use the tivo series 2dt with dishnetwork, but it will only record one show at a time not two, but if you have directv check online for the directv tivo box.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
answer 2
Yes you can but you must buy a DirectTV specific TiVo
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
davelcac
Question

Can the TIVO play regular and copied DVDs?

I'd like to know if I can replace my regular DVD player with the TIVO
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
2 answers
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answer 1
No, a TIVO does not play dvds, blurays, or cds.. it's sole purpose is for recording shows off your TV
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CsterNDster
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 2
The TIVO does not play dvds, it is a digital recorder. It takes the place of a vcr though. there is a monthly fee, but you can set up the payments to be paid in advance. That way you can make just one payment and not have to worry about monthly payments.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
frank99
Question

Is this device compatible with Verizon FIOS HD?

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
kathyyopp
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, this box will work, not the Tivo HD Box.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
Question

Can u record shows that come on later?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
RavenousRaven
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
1 answer
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answer 1
Of course, that's the whole point!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CsterNDster
 - Atlanta, GA
Question

Will TiVo work with RCN?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Delaware County, PA
on TiVo Series2 80 Hour DT DVR
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, not the Tivo HD box use the Series 2 dt box.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Goodyshoes
 - Lumberton, NC
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