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    Does this model require a monthly TiVo fee?   (9 Answers)

    By Anonymous May 2, 2016.

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      The product is supposed to start shipping any day now. And the TiVo site has almost no details-- they link to the Amazon sale page. Accoring to Amazon and a Cnet report on the product announcement: this model will ome with a lifetime subscription. This makes it a reasonable deal because the purchase cost is roughly the same as the earlier model + 30 month subscription. For Cnet report, search on "TiVo goes after cable cutters with more storage, no service fee" Also search for: "TiVo Roamio OTA 1000 GB DVR: Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - Compatible with any HD digital antenna - now with no monthly service fees"

      By LaMesaCA May 2, 2016.

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      If there is no tuner, how does it receive ota broadcasts?   (3 Answers)

      By JTBellaire August 3, 2016.

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        This model actually has 4 tuners. That's how it can record up to 4 shows (or record 3 while you watch a 4th).

        By Pov August 9, 2016.

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        Can I use this with and HDTV antenna or do I need to have a cable subscription?   (2 Answers)

        By kumar June 3, 2016.

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          You can only use an HDTV OTA Antenna with this. Cannot be used with a cablecard.

          By astroboy June 10, 2016.

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          With this new model with no mothly fee ,can you use the OTA DVR without wifi?   (2 Answers)

          By tvviewer July 22, 2016.

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            With the Roamio OTA and the lifetime subscription, you can connect to your network via wifi OR Ethernet cable. If you don't connect it to your network and register the unit, you will not have access to a lot of the features (like One Pass to automatically record series or the included apps like Hulu). If you pay for the model with the lifetime subscription (no monthly fee), you've already paid to register so there is really no reason not to connect it.

            By Resolution712 July 28, 2016.

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            Can this be used with time warner cable as a cable box replacement?   (2 Answers)

            By Mavs88 May 9, 2016.

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              No, it cannot. This model is OTA-only. OTA stands for "Over The Air". This model doesn't include a cable-card slot. One of the people who previously answered this question gave a misleading answer. There are TiVos that exist which allow you add a cable card (and often a tuning adapter), which can typically be obtained from your cable company for between $2 - $8 /mo from your cable company. You aren't required to use your cable company's box. But this TiVo isn't one of those models.

              By CheeseHead May 23, 2016.

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              What can I do with a tivo and very basic cable? Can I still use Netflix and record shows available based on my cable contract?   (2 Answers)

              By leeroy May 25, 2016.

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                This TiVo is the Over the Air model, "OTA". Over the Air requires an Antenna be purchased and connected to the TiVo. This TiVo OTA will not work with Cable Tv. However, TiVo makes several models that will work with Cable TV. People who purchase this TiVo model are people who are tired of paying for Cable TV. It is surprising how many millions of people don't realize High Definition broadcast TV is "free" and all you need is an antenna. CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CW and Public TV all brodcast wireless tv signals in beautiful high definition and all you need is an antenna. This TiVo OTA model will let you stream Hulu and Netflix. However, you will not be able to record Hulu or Netflix.

                By GaryZ May 30, 2016.

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                Why can't I order this from you. I want one and don't want to order from Amazon. It won't let me put one in my shopping cart.   (1 Answer)

                By Amy May 3, 2016.

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                  This TiVo is currently only available in-store, so it would need to be in-stock at your local Best Buy store before you can add it to your online cart. You can check store availability by entering your zip code. Thanks!

                  By DerekBBY May 3, 2016.

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                I have a motorhome and will not have hi-speed internet, only cell phone hotspot. Do I need any internet to use this? Can I load guide without any internet?   (4 Answers)

                By pikemike February 3, 2017.

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                  You will need internet to use it. It does not have wifi, you have to use a wired connection to the Tivo Box. It needs internet to download the software updates and the guide. Also you would need internet to access the streaming services like YouTube, Amazon and Netfilx.

                  By red518irish February 7, 2017.

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                if I buy 2 of these is it any cheaper   (2 Answers)

                By Anonymous November 25, 2016.

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                  Not exactly sure why you'd want to or even need to do this but it won't get any cheaper. As it is, the OTA can record 4 shows simultaneously. Buying a second unit would give you the ability to record eight at the same time. You might consider the Tivo mini if you want to watch or record broadcasts in other rooms. You could have three minis running off of one OTA.

                  By ThreeD November 27, 2016.

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                I want to disconnect Cable but should I disconnect Internet too? Do I need an Internet connection to install Tivo Roamio? Or does it include wireless connection?   (2 Answers)

                By Cris August 15, 2016.

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                  You will need internet to download the program guide but it does not have to be constantly hooked up to internet. I use my 3G or 4G from AT&T mobile internet and it works fine.

                  By KenO September 16, 2016.

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