Top critical review
Subscription requred, even if it is free and that is the problem
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020
DISH TV took off CBS and I wanted to get that channel. I can get CBS with an antenna. I bought this so I could record the shows on that network. First problem. No instructions in box. Figured it out. Power cord into power plug hole, USB device into USB port. Antenna wire to antenna feed. Had to find a HDMI or male to male USB cable because none was included. Found a HDMI so used that. Turned TV to that HDMI port. Plugged in TIVO. Went thru set up. Got connected to internet, got channels listed, could watch them thru the TIVO unit. But all channels had a note that TIVO was not available. Have to have a subscription. So called and set that up. No cost but still. Then had to go thru set up again. Got to "accessing account info" and it stopped saying "unable to get account info." Unplugged it and tried again, same thing, over and over. Called TIVO and got told that my internet speed was too slow. 15 MPS is too slow? They told me I had to do the initial set up with a ethernet cable to the modem. They did not supply one. I would need a 50 foot cable to reach from where the antenna and TV is to where the modem is. I asked them that once I got past that would I still need internet access to make this thing work and they said yes. So did I want to go buy a 50 foot ethernet cable or not? Even if I did that how could I be sure the WIFI would be sufficient in the future or would I have to keep that cable hooked up all the time? I decided it was not worth it and sent it back. I am going to find a recorder that works without having to be connected to the internet. Who knows, I may just hook up my old VCR and use that, it was a lot less hassle than this thing.