The Series3 delivers dual-tuner HD recording and some worthwhile networking features to cable customers, but the exorbitant price tag will be too much for all but the most devoted TiVo fans.
The Premiere 4 has all the features of the XL4, but with a quarter of its storage space.
The TiVo HD XL charges a hefty premium for its spacious recording capacity and THX certification, but most users will be content sticking to the all-but-identical standard TiVo HD DVR.
If you're willing to pay the premium price, TiVo's do-it-all Roamio is the best cable DVR yet and an able whole-home TV solution.
The black box is back -- but smaller, faster and with 4K support.
The TiVo Premiere Elite might be a luxury, but it's definitely a luxury worth paying for.
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The TiVo Roamio is hands-down the best DVR for recording over-the-air TV, but its excellence comes at a great cost.
While it's not compatible with your cable company's interactive and video-on-demand services, the TiVo HD's excellent onscreen interface and long list of network and Internet features puts it in a class above the generic high-def DVRs offered by most cable providers.
The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus provides a straightforward way to get video content onto your portable device without the need for a PC.