August 20th 2013
By Mike Flaminio
The TiVo Roamio DVR Series includes three models: TiVo Roamio ($199.99), TiVo Roamio Plus ($399.99) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($599.99). Roamio features four or six tuners and unprecedented storage (ranging from 75 hours to 450 hours of HD content). It ensures subscribers never miss a show again and have plenty of space for recordings. The improved speed and performance of TiVo Roamio also includes integrated wireless and TiVo Stream functionality in certain models.
I'm a big TiVo fan and just recently upgraded to the Premiere XL4, so of course TiVo releases a new platform a month later. Anyway, the main bullets here are a new six tuner system with 450 hours of HD content, which is nuts. Also integrating the TiVo Stream function is nice, plus also finally integrating WiFi. I'll be curious to check out the updated OS and also interested in the reportedly 2.5x faster CPU. Later this fall Roamio, which where we probably get that tragic name, is a feature to stream content to outside your network similar to Slingbox.
This is a pretty pricy upgrade, but TiVo prices typically drop in price as time goes for those not bent on being an early adopter.