TiVo’s various set-top boxes are so much better than any cable or satellite TV providers’ boxes that it’s not even fair to compare them. From functionality and user interface design to reliability and performance, TiVo takes the cake. The problem with TiVo boxes is that they carry yet another monthly subscription fee, which is something most people are trying to avoid — as cord cutting grows in popularity, people want to trim their monthly expenses, not add new ones.
With that in mind, we’ve got a deal that you definitely need to check out. The TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR just dropped to $305 on Amazon, and that price includes a lifetime of free TiVo service. This box is for cord cutters who get free over the air TV with an HDTV antenna, and trust us… this is a bargain you don’t want to miss.
Here are some key points from the product page:
- Compatible only with HDTV Antennas. (1) Does not work with cable or satellite TV. No monthly TiVo service fee required.
- Record four shows at once and up to 150 hours of HD programming. (2) Pause, rewind and record free HD programming.
- SkipMode skips entire commercial breaks of recorded shows at the press of a button.(3) QuickMode speeds through recorded and buffered shows 30% faster, with pitch-corrected audio.
- Searches TV and streaming content simultaneously. Integrates access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, VUDU and more.(4)
- Over-the-air reception varies widely by location, and is affected by surroundings, distance from transmitter, terrain, and availability of local channels.