TiVo is a type of digital video recorder (DVR) that was first introduced in January 1999 at the Consumer electronics show that allows a user to watch and pause Live TV or to schedule and record TV programs to watch at a later time. TiVo units run from a custom variant of Linux, have a built in computer hard drive, and many includes multiple tuner cards to record two and with some boxes up to four programs at the same time. In addition to recording TV shows and content over the Internet, the TiVo can display your photos, watch Netflix, watch Hulu, listen to music, get Blockbuster movies, download Amazon movies, and much more. A user can also schedule recordings of TV programs over the Internet when the TiVo unit is connected to a network. In the below picture, is an example of the TiVo Premiere, one of the latest TiVo boxes introduced.
The TiVo is the best DVR for most users and although it requires a monthly fee, there is no easier to use and complete DVR.