TiVo Roamio®OTA 1TB DVR

Freedom has more space than ever.

A premium experience without the premium price.

The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR was designed to help you find the best that free over-the-air TV can offer with an on-screen experience that rivals the most advanced digital cable systems for a fraction of the cost. Roamio works with any HD-capable TV antenna, and records over 150 hours of HDTV programming (that’s one terabyte of storage space!).

The Roamio OTA also boasts TiVo’s unique fan-favorite features including SkipMode™, OnePass™, OneSearch™ and more. Roamio integrates all your streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and many others. Best of all, there are no monthly fees with Roamio. Pay once and the rest is all free-TV gravy. Combine Roamio OTA with the VOX Remote (purchase here), and use your voice to make finding something to watch even easier!

Content Sources

Output

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Find movies and shows with unified search.

OneSearch scours multiple sources, including broadcast TV and streaming apps, so your search experience is always fast, simple and seamless. No more drilling down into each app and doing multiple hunt-and-seek searches.The Roamio OTA allows full OneSearch functionality, and when paired with a VOX remote, simply speak your search into the remote! Say “I want James Bond movies with Daniel Craig” or “Show me Batman by Christopher Nolan” and other similar commands to easily find shows and movies by title, actor or director.

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Organize every season and episode into a unified watchlist.

OnePass tracks down every available season and episode — whether it's on television or a streaming app — and creates a customized watchlist for you. OnePass lets you catch up on early seasons from online sources, and then automatically records current and upcoming episodes and adds them to your list to let you view them in order.

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™. Roamio OTA also delivers must-have conveniences like a two-week program guide, the ability to record up to four shows at once, and watch-and-control mobile capabilities. Get a premium experience at a fraction of the cost of competing cable or satellite boxes.

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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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Watch more, faster, with QuickMode™.

QuickMode zips you through your recorded shows 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, talk shows, political debates and more. QuickMode even works for live shows that are being captured in the live TV buffer.

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Record up to four shows at one time.

Roamio OTA’s 1 terabyte (TB) of recording capacity translates to approximately 150 hours of HDTV recording capacity. The 4 built-in tuners can be used to record up to 4 TV programs at the same time, or to view multiple TV programs on different TV’s in your household when paired with a TiVo Mini or TiVo Mini VOX.

A remote control that never gets lost.

Whether you’re across the room or behind a wall, TiVo’s unique radio frequency (RF) remote gives you control over your TiVo Roamio OTA, even if it's far away or tucked behind a cabinet door. And if your remote gets misplaced, the TiVo Roamio OTA helps you find it – just press the "Remote Finder" button on the Roamio OTA and your remote beeps to alert you to its location.

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A remote control that never gets lost.

Whether you’re across the room or behind a wall, TiVo’s unique radio frequency (RF) remote gives you control over your TiVo Roamio OTA, even if it's far away or tucked behind a cabinet door. And if your remote gets misplaced, the TiVo Roamio OTA helps you find it – just press the "Remote Finder" button on the Roamio OTA and your remote beeps to alert you to its location.

How TiVo Roamio OTA DVR measures up to other boxes.

TiVo Roamio OTA Channel Master DVR+ Tablo 4
StorageHard drive 1 TB 1 TB External HD
Streaming AppsNetflix, Hulu, Amazon
Unified Search & WatchlistTV and streaming apps
SkipMode & QuickModeRecorded TV
Tuners 4 2 4
RF voice remoteCompatible

The Tru Multi Room™ Experience

You don’t spend all of your time in one room, so why should your TV entertainment be trapped? TiVo Roamio OTA lets you expand your viewing experience beyond the living room – seamlessly – no matter what screen you happen to have in front of you. Fire up your mobile device, flip open your laptop or create a whole-home HDTV solution with a TiVo Mini in every room. And, wherever there’s a Mini VOX with the included VOX Remote, simplicity is always within earshot – Say it - Find it - Watch it.

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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.

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
  • HDMI Video output: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Power: 12V
  • Ethernet port: 1 0 / 1 0 0 Mbps
  • Coax connector
  • Optical audio out
  • Analog audio
  • 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.

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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.