TiVo Roamio® OTA Vox™
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Works like it claims!
Pros: Easy to setup works great!
The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox gives fans of free over-the-air TV the recording and playback features that cable DVR users have long enjoyed. It has four tuners and one terabyte of recording capacity, and lets you pause live TV, fast-forward and rewind, and skip commercials on recordings. Best of all, Roamio OTA Vox does away with the monthly TiVo service fee. Pay once and the rest is all free-TV gravy.
Roamio OTA Vox also includes built-in apps for some of the most popular streaming services: Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora®, and more. The combination of local over-the-air TV broadcasts and streamed content from one box makes this a cord-cutter's dream.
TiVo's DVRs offer uniquely intelligent ways to find your favorite shows. For example, OneSearch™ scours multiple platforms like broadcast TV and Netflix simultaneously, so your search experience is always fast, simple and seamless. No more drilling down into each app and doing multiple hunt-and-seek searches. Find shows and movies by title, actor, director or keyword — and start watching in seconds.
Now, the Roamio OTA Vox brings the power and convenience of voice control to the TiVo experience. Just push the blue "Voice" button on the Vox remote, say your command and let TiVo do the rest. You can search across live TV, your DVR recordings, and streaming apps.
Search by title, actor, or keyword: "Find Modern Family" or "Show me some action movies."
Watch a show: "Play the latest episode of Modern Family."
Launch an app: "Launch Netflix."
Change channels: "Go to NBC."
Go to a TiVo menu screen: "Take me home," or "Show me the Guide."
You can also use the Vox remote to record programs and then skip the commercials when you watch the recordings — even entire commercial breaks! When a commercial begins, just say, "Skip it."
TiVo's OnePass™ tracks down every available season and episode of a show — whether it's on television or a streaming app — and creates a customizable watchlist for you.
And the Roamio OTA's SkipMode™ feature means you'll spend a lot less time waiting for commercial breaks to end. With a single press of a button, you can simply continue watching your recorded show. It's pretty addictive. SkipMode™ works with the main over-the-air channels. Another cool trick, QuickMode™, lets you zip through your recorded shows 30% faster than normal speed, with pitch-corrected audio.
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Works like it claims!
Mark, Covington, OH
Average Customer Review(s):
Works like it claims!
Pros: Easy to setup works great!
I purchased this along with the TiVo Mini VOX. Since I only watch over-the-air TV I decided to replace my Dish Network service. I found it a little difficult to set up, especially to get the Mini to talk to the Roamio, but a call to support had a technician walk me through the whole process and further to check that everything was set up correctly. It works just fine, and is more intuitive than the Dish receiver that I have had for years.
Pros: Great picture quality Great features
Cons: A little difficult to set up and learn the new commands.
Once I got the box working I am happy with it, but the printed set up instructions are not very helpful. Several visits to the internet helped resolve my questions.
Works great set up was a little tricky but not terrible, the remote is a little confusing, but I'm still learning, all in all I'm happy, I hope they will add more apps.it would be nice to have Directv now app.
The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox is a great addition to our homes entertainment center. We recently cut the cable cord and wanted a dvr to be able to record programs. The TiVo Roamio fills that bill and then some. Works great and is fairly intuitive to use. Setup was super easy. We haven't had enough time with it to learn all of it's features but hope to explore all of that soon. There is a Viewer Guide for the Roamio on the TiVo website which is very helpful. I recommend downloading that and having it available for reference. Haven't experienced any problems yet or found any of the features to be difficult to use.
Great product -- commercial skip is a game changer versus other DVRs, voice commands are great, the menus can be a little convoluted and the set up was not as easy as it could be (had to call in to Tivo thinking there was an issue with the box because it did not prompt to set up an account, etc.). That's why I'd say 4 instead of 5 stars. Overall very happy. PS Crutchfield shipped the same day and I got the product in less than 48 hours from order...stellar service as always!
Pros: Features, content guide, commercial skip, voice commands, bluetooth remote so you can hide box
Cons: Not cheap, set up could be better
Product runs smoothly and reliably. It came with the new Hydra interface loaded. That interface stinks. It's busy and unclear. It also disables video downloads to the TIVO. I was able to load the older interface. (Had to search the web. The info is not available from TIVO's published documentation.) The product is a bit noisier that my older TIVO and has lights that are noticeable when the overhead lights are turned off. (Not good for a bedroom!!)
We access our TV via OTA. Our TiVo was a breeze to set up with full instructions moving us step by step. It works as advertised. If there is any downside it has to do with learning the operational protocols. There are several videos available and we have watched some to our benefit, but impatience and inertia has kept us from mastering all the possibilities. For now, we are able to get what we want either OTA or streaming and are quite content with sharp images. Crutchfield's lifetime support provides us with a sense of security.
This very awesome getting good program's on the television like 15 channels. Which I did this 11 years ago.
TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB): The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox is the perfect solution for those looking to "cut-the-cord" to their satellite or cable provider and still be able to access over-the-air content with DVR functionality, plus be able to stream entertainment content from the major online service providers. It works with any HD antenna, delivers one terabyte of recording capacity (150 HD hours), and integrates all your streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and more. It also delivers must-have conveniences like a two-week program guide, the ability to record four shows at once, and watch-and-control mobile capabilities. The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox even comes with a remote that lets you use your voice to change channels and search content.
Note: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox is not compatible with cable, satellite or fiber video services.
TiVo Service: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox includes a lifetime TiVo subscription. Go to tivo.com/activate, or call TiVo Customer Support at 1-877-367-8486 to activate your service. You'll need your 15-digit TiVo Service Number (TSN), found on the label on the back of the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox.
Quad OTA Tuner: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) is equipped with four built-in over-the-air tuners, so you can record up to four OTA programs at one time. You can even watch up to four shows at once time with additional TiVo Mini Vox(s) (sold separately), the TiVo Mobile App on your Apple iOS or Android device, or on your computer (via TiVo Online). It features a F-type coax connector on the rear-panel to plug in a HDTV antenna (sold separately - see accessories tab).
Note: An external HDTV antenna (sold separately) is required to receive over-the-air programming.
On-Screen Program Guide: The on-screen program guide displays up to two weeks of over-the-air TV programming. You can select which channels are displayed in the program guide. Select All (all available channels), My Channels (recommended channels), or Favorites (favorite channels).
1TB DVR: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox records up to four over-the-air TV shows at once and provides up to 1TB of recording capacity; enough for roughly 150 hours of HD programming.
Online Streaming Content: In addition to over-the-air programming, the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox gives you access to many of the major entertainment online services for movies, TV, shows, music, news, & sports. The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox will require a wired or wireless network connection to your router and an active internet provider account. Additional fees & subscriptions will apply per online service.
Note: We recommend a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition AND 10 Mbps for high definition.
PLEX for Media Sharing: With PLEX on the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB), you'll be able to enjoy media stored on your computer or network-attached storage device right on the big screen. Now streaming your personal computer content (Photos, Videos, & Music) to your TV is easier than ever through PLEX and the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox.
Video Casting: If you have an Apple iOS or Android device with the Netflix or YouTube app installed, you can take advantage of your mobile device's keyboard and search for shows in the app, then cast them directly to the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox and your connected TV. Apple TV owners can also cast their recorded shows to their Apple TV with AirPlay.
TiVo Online: TiVo Online gives you the convenience of TV on your computer by consolidating online apps, making it easy to find and watch what you want in one place. Watch TV shows and games live. Enjoy shows you've already recorded. Launch streaming content at the push of a button. You can even create a OnePass, see what's on tonight and manage all your settings.
Optional TiVo Mini Vox: Add the TiVo Mini Vox(s) (sold separately) to your other TVs in your home and get the same experience in every room. Best of all, won't pay in additional monthly fees. The TiVo Mini lets you to share your TiVo Roamio OTA Vox experience on another TV in your house. Watch live TV, recorded shows, and stream from the web in a different room. TiVo Mini lets you to share your TiVo experience on another TV in your house. Watch live TV, recorded shows, and stream from the web in another room.
Note: You can add up to 10 TiVo Mini Vox(s) - all sold separately. Also works with the TiVo Mini (sold separately).
Bluetooth Remote Control: The included Bluetooth remote with voice control lets you operate the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox, even if it's tucked away behind a cabinet door. It has a wireless range of approximately 30'. In addition to push-button control, the remote features a built-in microphone and offers voice control. It can also be programmed to operate certain TV functions.
Note: To use the voice control feature, you must attach the included USB dongle and USB extension cable to one of the USB ports on the back of the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox. You will then need to pair the remote with the unit.
TiVo Mobile App: Control the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) with the free TiVo mobile app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0+ devices. The TiVo mobile app lets you use your tablet or smartphone as your TiVo remote control - find and explore shows, schedule recordings, control live TV & recorded shows, plus more. With the TiVo mobile app, you're also able to stream live & recorded shows, as well as TiVo compatible online content from your TiVo Roamio OTA Vox directly to your mobile device from within your home network and outside of your home network. If you have the Netflix or YouTube app installed on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can even cast shows and videos directly to the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox and your connected TV from within the TiVo mobile application.
Note: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) and your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same network for remote control.
Unified Search Tools: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) offers a variety of unified search tools which lets you browse a variety of content across multiple platforms, including over-the-air TV & online content.
TiVo Ratings & Suggestions: You can rate any show (whether it's live, recorded, or listed in the program guide). You can give a show up to 3 Thumbs Up (Great) or 3 Thumbs Down (Terrible). TiVo Suggestions uses these ratings to create a list of shows you might like. The more shows you rate over time, the better TiVo Suggestions will get at finding interesting shows for you.
Auto-Recording TiVo Suggestions: When the TiVo box has available space, it automatically records TiVo Suggestions (based on your ratings & viewing habits). However, you don't need to worry about recorded Suggestions taking up your space. TiVo Suggestions never replace shows you record, or prevent your shows from being recorded. TiVo Suggestions are always the first shows deleted to make room for your recordings. This feature can be turned on or off.
SkipMode: No more waiting for commercial breaks to be over. SkipMode lets you skip commercial breaks of select recorded content. With a single press of a button on the remote, you can skip those annoying commercials and continue watching your recorded show. SkipMode works with the main over-the-air broadcasts channels - including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW and more.
Note: This feature is available only on select shows, and only after they are finished recording. TiVo hopes to make the feature available for the most popular shows on the most popular channels watched by TiVo subscribers. That means you'll find SkipMode on many shows that you record between 4:30pm and midnight (or 12:30am. on major networks) on the most widely-watched networks.
QuickView & QuickMode: While you're watching live TV or recorded show, QuickView lets you see what else is playing now or coming up without missing the action on the show you're watching. QuickMode lets you zip through your recorded shows (and shows with a buffer) 30% faster than normal speed with pitch-corrected audio. It's the ideal way to power through slow-moving news shows or sporting events.
SmartBar: The SmartBar predicts shows to watch based on what your household usually watch at a particular time or day. For example, if you normally watch the previous night's late-night talk show the next morning, you'll see it in the SmartBar when you wake up. If the kids tend to watch shows while dinner's cooking, those shows will be waiting in the SmartBar at that time each day.
Info-Banner: The Info-Banner displays the show's title, description, ratings, and other information. It appears whenever you change the channel.
For the Vision & Hearing Impaired: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) is ready to help vision- and hearing-impaired users get the most out of the TiVo experience. TiVo offers an audible screen reader for the vision impaired and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
Parental Controls: Parental Controls help you make sure your family has access to only those shows you want them to watch. Set limits on movie and television ratings, lock specific channels, and prevent viewing of recorded shows that violate the settings you choose.
Wired & Wireless Network Connectivity: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) needs a high-speed Internet connection to receive program listings, TiVo service updates, and on-demand content. A wired connection can be made via Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) or MoCA, while a wireless connection can be made via its built-in WiFi (802.11ac). The type of network connection you choose will depend on what you want to do with your TiVo setup.
HDMI Out: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox (1TB) is outfitted with an HDMI 1.1 output to connect to your HDTV. The HDMI output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p (24/60Hz) video resolutions. It also support 2ch to 5.1ch audio output, including support for Dolby Digital.
Note: Not compatible with Ultra-HD 4K or HDR video resolutions.
3.5mm AV Output: The TiVo Roamio OTA Vox features a 3.5mm AV output with support for 480i video and 2ch audio. A 3.5mm AV to composite video/stereo RCA adapter may be required.
Optical Digital Output: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the TiVo Roamio OTA Vox is equipped with an optical (toslink) digital output which support 2ch to 5.1ch audio, including Dolby Digital.
F-Type Coax Connector: There is a F-type coax connector on the rear-panel to connect your external antenna (sold separately - see accessory list).
E-SATA Port (external storage): You can connect an external hard drive via the unit's e-Sata port.
Dual USB Ports: There are two USB (type-A) ports on the back of the unit for future & service use. One of the USB ports will be used with the included USB dongle and extension cable for voice control from the supplied remote.
AC Power Adapter: The included AC adapter must be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.
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Needed a basic OTA DVR for my antenna because my old Channel Master DVR is malfunctioning and they are no longer manufacturing or supporting - updating the old hardware, making it very frustrating for my technology challenged wife on a daily basis. ;-) [ Keith May 07, 2018 ]
Have one that works great, want another. [ Daniel May 02, 2018 ]
it replaces my cable co. dvr [ Bill Mar 22, 2018 ]
To add a friendly user interface for OTA listings and to capture the shows I want and be able to skip commercials! [ Jeffrey Mar 13, 2018 ]
It seems to provide what I need. I want to do away with cable. [ Antonio Mar 06, 2018 ]
Recommend by a friend [ Varma Feb 25, 2018 ]
I hope someone else can provide this answer. Given my limited knowledge, it is not clear what you're asking. Are you asking if it is 4G capable or if it contains 4K memory? Given that I do not really understand the question, I'm at a loss to be of any help even if I had an answer. My regrets. [ JOHN May 16, 2018 ]
NO it is 1080 [ Henry May 11, 2018 ]
No - the TV tuners are for over the air content, which isn't available in 4k yet, and I'm pretty sure the streaming tops out at 1080p. I think other models, like the Tivo Bolt, may have 4k capabilities. [ jkpdx May 11, 2018 ]
Unfortunately no 4K with this box. [ Travis May 11, 2018 ]
Yes, it works with TiVo mini. I have TiVo Roamio OTA Vox in the living room and the TiVo Mini Vox in my bedroom. Works just fine. [ Richard May 11, 2018 ]
Don't know... [ Domingo Apr 01, 2018 ]
I don't have a mini, so I can't answer this question. [ Mark Mar 30, 2018 ]
the manufacturer says it will [ John Mar 30, 2018 ]
Well it "should" but you need a TIVO BRIDGE" . I have had difficulty getting the bridge to work to a second Roamio PLUS. I "think" I need to spend more time. [ bob Mar 30, 2018 ]
Yes, but it was discontinued. I could not easily find. Roamio does not stream. Must purchase volt if you want networking. I returned my roamio and bought tablo. [ Barry Mar 30, 2018 ]
Yes a must if you are going to use more than one tv on the line [ John Mar 30, 2018 ]