Tivo intros the Roamio line of DVR’s- ushering 6 HD recording at once

Tivo Roamio Today TiVo introduced what they call the best DVR ever.  Actually, they introduced a family of three: the Roamio, the Roamio Plus and the Roamio Pro. This announcement is probably TiVo’s biggest in about two years. Now these DVR products pretty much blow away the DVR products that are in most of our homes, mine included. (See www.tivo.com/shop/roamio Compare page.) Along with a comparison page is a Specifications page (shown below), and installation page (see Video 2) and an in-depth Frequently Asked Question page.  While there’s a lot more to mention about this new product line, I recommend visiting TiVo’s website for yourselves if you need to know more.

Each Roamio is currently available for purchase via www.tivo.com at the prices listed below.

TiVo Roamio:

  • Records 4 shows at once
  • Up to 75 hours of HD content
  • Compatible with TiVo Stream
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Supports HD antenna or digital cable
  • Priced at $199.99 + service

TiVo Roamio Plus:

  • Records 6 shows at once
  • Up to 150 hours of HD content
  • Stream TV to mobile IOS devices
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Supports digital cable
  • Priced at $399.99 + service
TiVo Roamio Pro:
  • Records 6 shows at once
  • Up to 450 hours of HD content
  • Stream TV to mobile IOS devices
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Supports digital cable
  • Priced at $599.99 + service



Choose the Roamio that’s right for you.

Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Signal Source
Works with Digital cable and Verizon FiOS®
Multi-stream CableCARD required from cable provider. Additional fees may apply.
Works with HD antenna
Works with AT&T U-verse
Works with satellite (tivo.com/directv)
Internet Connection Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Built-in wireless
Ethernet connector
Coax/MoCA bridge Requires adapter
Phone adapter support
Specifications Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Recording capacity (HD/SD) 75/650 hrs 150/1200 hrs 450/3500 hrs
Hard drive size 500GB 1TB 3TB
Video output
Power 110V 110V 110V
Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Coax connector
Optical audio out
Analog audio
Composite video output
Component video output
External storage port (eSATA)
USB 2.0 ports 2 2 2
CableCARD slot
Built-in WiFi (A,B,G,N)
TiVo Feature/Product Compatibility Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Works with TiVo Stream Built in Built in
Works with TiVo Mini
Connects to other TiVo DVRs
eSATA external drive
TiVo App
Carton Contents Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Power cord
Ethernet cable
HDMI cable
Quick-start guide
Dimensions Roamio Roamio Plus Roamio Pro
Product dimensions 14.3″ W x 7.4″ D x 1.9 H w/feet 16.5″ W x 9.7″ D x 2.4 H w/feet 16.5″ W x 9.7″ D x 2.4 H w/feet
Product weight 3.7 lbs 6.9 lbs 6.9 lbs
Carton dimensions 15.76″ W x 9.625″ D x 4.875″ H 19.75″ W x 13.0″ D x 6.125″ H 19.75″ W x 13.0″ D x 6.125″ H
Ohhh Roamio!!

TiVo Introduces Roamio — For True Lovers of TV

SAN JOSE, VA–(Aug 20, 2013) – TiVo Inc.

Only the TiVo Roamio™ DVR offers cable subscribers this complete package:

  • A love that never has to end with Out of Home Streaming capability… Access to your recordings wherever you roam.** A hotel in Denmark, the waiting room at the dentist office, or while stuck in line at the DMV — coming soon, you will be connected to your favorite shows and recordings anywhere, anytime.
  • Love SOOOO many at the same time… Avoid scheduling conflicts because Roamio has up to 6 tuners and can record all the good shows on Sunday to watch throughout the week.
  • Streaming + favorite cable channels = A match made in Heaven… Regular cable channels like HBO, NBC or ESPN and the capabilities of your standard cable DVR combined with popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, plus Amazon in ONE box. No other cable DVR brings Netflix to your big screen. None.
  • A marriage of every box or device out there… It’s like Roku, Apple TV, Slingbox, Google TV, your cable DVR — rolled into one.
  • Your heart’s desire right away with a personalized dashboard… Immediately, get your favorite channels, shows and preferences in front of you the instant you turn on your TV. A baseball fan will never miss an exciting no hitter in the 9th inning again thanks to TiVo.
  • Room for many fish in the sea with 3 TB of unprecedented storage capacity… Up to 450 hours of HD storage means you’ll never be forced to erase that “Duck Dynasty” episode you haven’t been able to watch yet.
  • Searching and searching for love? No more! Easy access to anything you have been longing for with one remote — wherever you are. If “NCIS” on CBS, a TED Talk on YouTube or “Thomas the Train” on Netflix is your desire, TiVo makes it easy to find them, record, download or stream them anytime, anywhere. Find upcoming new episodes or reruns of past episodes or seasons of a favorite show on streaming services or your cable VOD.
  • It’s not stalking with TiVo… Find and play everything your favorite movie star is in. Automatically record every movie in which Matt Damon or Reese Witherspoon appear.
  • True loves are so easy to find — all of them… From ‘Citizen Kane’ to ‘Argo,’ all are a snap to find and watch with TiVo Collections where you can automatically record Academy Award® winners from any year. Automatically record Emmy® Award winners, Sundance Film Festival® awardees and many ways to capture award-winning movies and TV with the press of a single button.
  • Surprisingly, this true love is not even monogamous… TiVo Roamio delivers incredible TV to multiple televisions in the home or out of the home via tablets and smartphones.** Stream TV or recorded content. Go ahead, play the field.
  • The ultimate love affair… There’s nothing out there in the cable TV world that comes close to the entirety of TiVo. Being able to have the ultimate TV love affair and save money while you are doing it? Ahhh, how could you NOT love that?