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TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player

Updated on November 7, 2013

TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player Features

The TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player can record up to 4 shows at once and has a recording capacity of up to 500GB. That's up to 75 hours of HD programming or 500 SD hours of programming. Never miss your favorite TV program or movie again.

This streaming video recorder weights just 3.7 pounds, and its dimensions are 7.4 x 14.4 x 1.8 inches. That's small enough to fit anywhere. When your new device arrives just pop in 2 AA batteries, which are included and start recording and streaming your favorite programs.

The best features of the TiVo Roamio is that you no longer have to change video inputs to get to all the coolest apps or websites. This small and fast video recorder & media player serves everything up on a single menu. The TiVo (TCD846500) works with the following cable networks and other supporting signals listed below.

However, the device doesn't support satellite, disk, or DIRECTV services.

Give this HD Streaming Media Player as a gift or buy one for yourself.

Supported Signals - Cable and other Media Services

Service Providors
Verizon FiOs
HD Antenna
Amazon Instant Videos
Roku 3
All of the above services come with their own subscription charges.

Information You Should Know

With the TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player you can watch live programming or record it for later. Note: the unit requires a 4-tuner Roamio and can link up to four different devices. Link your new media player to your tablet, phone, TV or any other device you use.

With the TiVo Mini you could watched your recorded programs from any room in the house. Just purchase a TiVo Mini for each room you wish to access streaming videos.

Did I mention the built in Wi-Fi. Whether you purchase the Roamio (4 tuners - recording 4 shows), Roamio Plus (6 tuners - recording 6 shows), or Roamio Pro (6 tuners - recording 6 shows) you have Wi-Fi built right into the unit.

Special Note: The actual recording hours may vary. Based on your cable network, internet connection, or TV signal you may be able to recorded more or less then the manufacture's listings.

In order to use this device the following pricing options are available. Please reference to the list below.

Pricing Options
1 year at 14.99 per/month and 12.99 for each additional DVR

Lifetime subscription - flat fee at $499.99 (pay once) and $399.99 for each additional DVR (pay once).

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Streaming Video Recorder Q&A

The TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player can be used to replace your cable TV needs, however you will need a HD antenna or a M-Card provided from your cable provider. If you are using an HD antenna you do not need the M-Card. A M-Card is PCMCIA unit that lets you record digital content on a digital video recorder, or personal computers. The card is also referred to as a CableCARD. Once you call and request the card a technician from your cable service provider will arrive to complete the installation. There may be a fee associated with the m-card.

This media player does requires a subscription. The current rates are listed above.

If you have Apple TV and want to stream programs you will need to have a TiVo Stream.

If you have an iPad or iPhone and want to stream programs you will need to have a TiVo Stream.

If you do not have cable and use an HD antenna you can still use this device as long as the signal is a strong signal.

This streaming video device works great with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Pandora, Roku 3, and Spotify but does not support Amazon Prime. All of the above services come with their own subscription charges.

The device will allow you to pause and rewind live shows.

This media player does not support satellite, Dish, and DIRECTV.

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Customer Feedback

Derryck J said:

I'm happy with my new Player. The user interface is fantastic and easy to use.

S. Harrison said:

This device is a big TV Watching step up for over the air use. The unit improved my antenna reception. I don't have cable service.

J.C said:

The single screen menu snaps on the screen quickly and the system works smoothly. Four tuners is a great improvement from what I was using before.

Richard C said:

I purchase the player as a present for my wife. She like to record her favorite shows.

Theodore R said:

I have never wanted cable so the TiVo Roamio HD Streaming Video Recorder and Media Player using the over the air (antenna) gives me the best of both worlds. I think you break even after 33 months if you purchase the one time subscription.

On the Amazon website over 53 of 55 users found the product favorable.

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How to setup your Streaming Video Recorder

If you want to use your device with your current cable provider call you cable company and order the M-Card / CableCard.

The next step is to connect the device to your antenna or cable system. Locate the correct port on the back of the unit.

There are two ways to connect to the internet. Use the Ethernet wire or connect wirelessly. To use the Ethernet wire setup locate the port on the back of the unit. To connect wirelessly use the built in wireless connection instructions.

Locate the HDMI cable and connect it to the back port of the unit. If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI port search for an appropriate adapter.

Find the power plug and hooked it to the unit and turn on your TV.

Once you are at the welcome screen following all additional setup instructions.


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