View Full Version : best tivo

04-08-2002, 10:47 PM
looking to get a tivo and was wondering what make and model
would be best to start with

04-08-2002, 11:42 PM
Gotta be more specific, what do you want to do? A stand alone lets you record off cable or antenna as well, but the picture quality isn't as good as a DirectTivo. Stand alones don't record Dolby Digital either.

The new series-2 stand alone hasn't been hacked yet.

04-09-2002, 02:48 AM
would like to have the best picture quality possible
and be able to record replay direct tv programing

04-09-2002, 02:50 AM
what is a stand alone and

04-09-2002, 12:44 PM
A stand alone Tivo has a built-in cable-ready tuner, but no DirectTV tuner. You need to use a separate DTV box. It also compresses the data and therefore the picture quality isn't as good as the DirectTivo's. And like I said, it can't handle Dolby Digital, and can only record one thing at a time.

There are 3 DirectTivo's, the Philips and Hughes, which are identical in their operation, and the Sony which has a different remote and a few different features regarding the save to VCR function.