TiVo Roamio® OTA 1 TB DVR

Freedom has more space than ever.

A premium unified experience. Without the premium price.

The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR was built for those looking for a cable experience on antenna TV. It works with any HD antenna, delivers one terabyte of recording capacity (150 HD hours), has SkipMode and QuickMode and also integrates all your streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and more. Best of all, it’s now available without a monthly TiVo service fee. Pay once and the rest is all free-TV gravy.

Content Sources

Output

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Find movies and shows with unified search.

OneSearch™ scours multiple platforms like TV and Netflix simultaneously, so your search experience is always fast, simple and seamless. No more drilling down into each app and doing multiple hunt-and-seek searches. Find shows and movies by title, actor, director or keyword—and start watching in seconds.

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Organize every season and episode into a unified watchlist.

OnePass™ tracks down every available season and episode of a show—whether it’s on television or a streaming app—and creates a customizable watchlist for you. Start with the pilot episode or jump in anywhere mid-season. OnePass even automatically records upcoming episodes and adds them to your list.

Advanced control features you can’t get with cable or satellite.

Using an HD antenna shouldn’t require you to sacrifice features or variety. That’s why Roamio OTA is packed with the most advanced control features TiVo has to offer—like SkipMode, QuickMode and OneSearch—but it also delivers must-have conveniences like a two-week program guide, the ability to record four shows at once, and watch-and-control mobile capabilities. Get a premium experience at a cost you can afford.

TiVo Roamio DVR for antenna TV
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Skip commercial breaks with the new SkipMode.

No more waiting for commercial breaks to be over. With a single press of a button, you can continue watching your recorded show. SkipMode works with the main channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW and more.

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QuickMode speeds up your shows by 30%.

QuickMode lets you zip through your recorded shows—and shows with a buffer—30% faster than normal speed with pitch-corrected audio. You zoom along and nobody sounds like a caffeinated chipmunk. It’s the ideal way to power through slow-moving news shows, sports and long-winded political debates.

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Record up to four shows at one time.

TiVo Roamio OTA DVR can handle the biggest entertainment appetite. It records up to four shows at once and provides up to 1 TB of recording capacity—enough for roughly 150 hours of HD programming.

Radio Frequency Remote

The powerful RF signal from your remote lets you control your TiVo Roamio OTA DVR, even if it’s tucked away behind a cabinet door.

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Radio Frequency Remote

The powerful RF signal from your remote lets you control your TiVo Roamio OTA DVR, even if it’s tucked away behind a cabinet door.

How TiVo Roamio OTA DVR measures up to other boxes.

TiVo Roamio OTA Channel Master Tablo 4 Simple TV
Total CostHardware & service fees $399 $399 $450 $349
StorageHard drive 1 TB 1 TB External HD External HD
Streaming AppsNetflix, Hulu, Amazon
Unified Search & WatchlistTV and streaming apps
SkipMode & QuickModeRecorded TV
Tuners 4 2 4 2

Control TiVo Roamio OTA with the TiVo mobile app for IOS and Android devices.

  • iphone display TiVo unified search, the flash typed

    Same unified search as TiVo Roamio OTA.

  • ios screen shows TiVo mobile streaming app

    Watch in app or on your TV.

  • iphone 4 show recording mobile app

    Schedule a recording or create a watchlist.

  • iphone display TiVo unified search, the flash typed

    Same unified search as TiVo Roamio OTA.

  • ios screen shows TiVo mobile streaming app

    Watch in app or on your TV.

  • iphone 4 show recording mobile app

    Schedule a recording or create a watchlist.

Compare the TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB with other boxes.

Lots of devices can stream content, but only TiVo lets you search TV and streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime simultaneously. No more drilling down into different apps. Instead, OneSearchTM consolidates your results form every available source, so you find exactly what you want in just one click, no matter where it's hiding.

Competitive
Features
OneSearch - search broadcast TV and streaming content all at the same time
SkipMode - skip commercial breaks in recorded shows with a single button
QuickMode - watch recorded shows 30% faster with pitch-perfect audio
Annual service fee
RF remote
Storage
Tuners
Media center
Internet connection
TiVo Roamio OTA
$0
1 TB
4
Plex
Wireless,
Ethernet
Channel Master
Tablo 4
Simple TV
$0
1 TB
2
Wireless,
Ethernet
$50
External
4
Wireless,
Ethernet
$60
External
2
Wireless,
Ethernet

Tech Specs

Inputs/Outputs

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  1. Coax (HD antenna)
  2. Digital optical audio
  3. Composite Video / Analog audio
  4. HDMI® 1.1 / (1080p 24/60)
  5. Ethernet port: 1 0 / 1 0 0 Mbps
  6. USB 2.0 ports
  7. External storage port (eSATA)
  8. Power: 12V

Dimensions and Weight

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Specifications

  • Recording capacity: Up to 150 HD hours
  • Hard drive size: 1 TB
  • Video output: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Power: 12V
  • Ethernet port: 1 0 / 1 0 0 Mbps
  • Coax connector
  • Optical audio out
  • Analog audio
  • HDMI: 1080p (24/60)
  • External storage port (eSATA)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Built-in WiFi

TV source

  • HD antenna (sold separately)

Internet connection

  • Built-in wireless
  • Ethernet port

Product compatibility

  • Works with TiVo Mini
  • Connects to other TiVo DVRs
  • iOS and Android app for DVR control management
  • Expandable storage (eSATA)

How to setup

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1 Connect the antenna
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Connect an HDTV antenna (sold separately) to the ANTENNA port on the back of the DVR.

2 Connect to your TV
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Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI port of the TiVo box to the HDMI port on the back of your TV.

3 Connect to the internet
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Wireless—Select wireless as your networking option during guided software setup and input your routers wireless password.

Note: Wireless is not supported when connecting to a TiVo Mini.

ethernet cable head

Ethernet—Connect your ethernet cable from the Roamio OTA's ETHERNET port to an open port on your router or to an ethernet jack in your wall.

Note: For more networking options, visit tivo.com/howto. Before enabling MoCA networking, visit tivo.com/moca.

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4 Plug in the power adapter.
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The TiVo Roamio OTA's front panel displays a green light at startup.

5 Go through guided software setup on your TV screen using the TiVo remote.