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August 2, 2007

TiVo HD is Finally Here

There's been a lot of speculation about the new TiVo HD out in the last few months and it looks like most of its been right. The great thing about the new TiVo is that it retails for $299. Not too shabby when you realize it records 180 hours of standard TV (20 hours for HD) and dual CableCARD slots. Here are the basic specs:

Product Overview:

  • Controls cable TV with Record, Pause, Rewind, and Fast-Forward in HD

  • Records two HD channels at once, while watching another recorded show

  • Records up to 20 hours in HD (or 180 hours in Standard Definition)

  • Designed specifically for cable customers1

  • Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

Product Features:

  • Download thousands of movies directly to your TV

  • Share home movies with your friends and family on their TV

  • Get broadband videos, music and photos on your TV

  • Schedule shows online

  • Discover broadcast and broadband shows with universal Swivel Search

  • Easily pre-approve what your kids watch with TiVo KidZone

Product Dimensions:

  • 16.5" W x 12.625" D x 3.375" H

  • Weight: 12 lbs.

Product Specifications:

  • Signal sources: Digital cable, Analog cable, Digital antenna (ATSC) and Analog antenna channels (satellite not supported)

  • Outputs: HDMI, Component video, S-video, Composite video, Optical audio, Analog audio

  • Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

  • Inputs: Dual CableCARD support (2 slots), Cable coax, Antenna coax

  • Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), phone line, E-SATA***

  • Works with the TiVo Wireless G Network Adapter

  • TiVo Series3 architecture

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Posted by William Hungerford at August 2, 2007 10:03 AM

Recent Comments

The title is a bit misleading, as it makes it sound like this is the first HD recorder that TiVo released. The 1st Series 3 HD which costs $800 was released back in Sep 2006:

Glad to see TiVo get smart and release something that at a reasonable price.

Posted by: KJH at August 4, 2007 6:31 PM
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