Differences Between TiVo Basic and TiVo Plus

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TiVo Basic service is a complimentary version of the TiVo service available only on DVD integrated models from Toshiba and Pioneer. TiVo Basic service is not available on standalone TiVo DVRs.

No activation is necessary to use TiVo Basic features. By upgrading to TiVo Plus service, you will be able to use the additional features listed in the table below:

Features

TiVo Basic

(VCR -style recording)

TiVo Plus

(Smart, automatic recording and Networked Home Entertainment)

Hard Disk Recording

X

X

Record from Guide

X

X

Record by time and channel

X

X

Control Live TV

With TiVo you can pause, rewind and slo-mo live TV.

X

X

Program Information

Up to 3 days

Up to 14 days

Broadband Connectivity

X

X

Parental Controls

X

X

KidZone                             

X

TiVoToGo                             

X

Search by Title  

X

Browse by Time and Channel  

X

Sort by Date/Time and Folders in Now Playing

The Now Playing screen can be organized alphabetically or by date. In addition, you can group programs together.

 

X

Season Pass

Choose your favorite shows, and the TiVo service will automatically record every episode whenever they air.

 

X

Wish List

Got a favorite actor? Special hobby? The TiVo service will find and record programs based on your interests.

 

X

Smart Recording Options

Skip repeats, choose the number of episodes saved, and more!

 

X

TiVo Suggestions  

X

Customize the Program Guide  

X

Digital Music and Photos  

X

Multi-Room Viewing  

X

Remote Scheduling  

X

Program Source Inputs Allowed

1

2


NOTE: Home Media features (Digital Music and Photos, Multi-Room Viewing, Online Services, and Remote Scheduling) are only available with full TiVo Plus service. They are not available during the TiVo Plus Free Trial.

Should you upgrade to TiVo Plus and then decide to cancel, your service will automatically revert to TiVo Basic service.

For a limited time, you can try TiVo Plus simply by accepting our free trial offer after you set up your DVR. You won't be charged until you upgrade to TiVo Plus service via the TiVo Website (www.tivo.com/activate) or by contacting Customer Support. To upgrade to TiVo Plus service, you will need the TiVo service number found on the System Information screen.

From TiVo Central: Go to Messages & Settings > Account & System Information > System Information.

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