Product Comparison: TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000) vs Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)


General Specifications
Brand
TiVo
Roku
Model
Roamio Plus (TCD848000)
4 4400R (MAIN-08458)
About the Product
The fast, robust and all-powerful TiVo Roamio Plus is the best DVR ever. Not only does it record six shows at once and up to 1,000 SD / 150 HD hours of programming, Roamio Plus also seamlessly integrates access to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, VUDU and much more
The future of streaming is here. Brilliant picture quality for 4K Ultra HD & standard HD TVs and powerful wireless for the best streaming experience. The included point anywhere remote offers voice search, headphones for private listening, gaming capability, and even a lost remote finder. Enjoy more than 2,500 streaming channel, offering access to 300,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus games, music, sports, International, kids programming and more. Search the widest selection of channels, get unbiased results, and quickly find the best option or value. Follow your favorite entertainment and get updates when new content is ready to stream.
Key Specs
Max Resolution
720 p
2160 p
CPU Cores
4

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458) Streaming Media Player
  • The unit is a Quad Core and does have a fan to keep it cool.
  • It has a quad core processor which gives snappy performance in both menus, and speed of loading content
  • Its 4 core processor plays without any issue all of my high-def video files (via Plex - including WTV and MKV files - even when I tell Plex to play them at 18Mbps).
  • Unexpectedly hot temperature: Top is always warm, bottom is always uncomfortably warm, perhaps because connected to 4k HDMI?
  • Runs very hot and very noise due to the fan trying to keep the unit cool. The remote finder is cool but works a little funny, like it doesn't always want to find it.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.4 in.
0.8 in.
Width
16.5 in.
6.5 in.
Depth
9.7 in.
6.5 in.
Weight
6.9 oz.
0.9 oz.

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

Hardware
Storage
1000 GB
0.256 GB
Interfaces
HDMI output, Composite Video/Audio output, Digital Audio Output (optical), DC Jack, Ethernet, USB, eSATA
HDMI output, LAN, USB, Digital Audio Output (optical), microSD card
Processor & GPU
Quad-core ARM processor
RAM
1.5 GB

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

What customers say about "Hardware"
 
Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458) Streaming Media Player
  • Is faster than my R3/RS models(obviously cause has more RAM & Storage capacity) also has Micro SD Card & USB Slot(like previous models)
  • This one DOES have USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Micro SD, and Optical audio ports.
  • Roku is also a very good MP3 player with it's USB port and connected to an audio system via it's fiber optic port.
  • It also has Micro SD Card & USB Slot
Software
Compatibility With Other OS
Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 7.0 and higher
iOS 7.0 and higher, Android 2.3 and higher, Windows 8.1 and 10
Included Apps
Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu, Vevo, HBO GO
Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu, ABC News, PBS, PBS KIDS, Pandora, Pluto.TV, Rdio, Roku, Showtime Anytime, SlingPlayer, Spotify, TuneIn, Crackle, Twitch, Vevo, Vudu, iHeartRadio, HBO GO, MLB.tv, Hulu Plus, MLS, NBA, NHL
Operating System
Roku OS 7
What customers say about "Software"
 
Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458) Streaming Media Player
  • Not only does this product have more services that connect to it than most smart TVs, but it is also less buggy and more reliable than my old Android OS and Samsung smart features.
  • It is simple to add apps and they have a huge selection. It does have the popular ones: Amazon video, Netflix, Youtube, HBO go. Go to their website to see all.
  • Netflix, Amazon and Hulu play fine and no other issues noted on other channels.
  • I had a Roku 3, gave it to my parents and "upgraded" to Roku 4 thinking it would be a smart move. It is slow (not faster than roku 3) and youtube crashes or becomes very slow or irresponsible to the remote control very very often.
  • Only one issue that effects all the roku's I own. The YouTube channel is totally and completely useless and freezes all the time often requiring a hard reset/reboot/unplug of the Roku to begin playing anything again.
Features
Form Factor
Desktop
Desktop
Additional Modes
Console
Gaming
Supported Formats
H.264/AVC, MP3, WMA, MP4
H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC, PCM, AC3/EAC3, DTS, ALAC, JPG, PNG, GIF
Wireless Standart
WI-FI 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
IEEE 802.11ac
Remote
Standard Remote
Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons as well as voice search, headphone jack, and gaming buttons
Extras
The ultimate DVR and Netflix player in one.
Cast to TV
What customers say about "Features"
 
Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458) Streaming Media Player
  • Picture quality not much different than the 3 except with 4K video and WOW! big improvement. Sound is definitely improved with all formats.
  • Different format than the fire stick but very user friendly and the voice activation to find movies is awesome.
  • I love its ability to use voice activated searches and provide alternative sites for the show that I am searching for with a price comparison for each site, if applicable.
  • No audio pass through for formats like DTS-HD or Dolby Master Audio. Everything is parsed down to 5.1 at best.
  • The voice search should be more customizable with the ability to select where to search.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE

TiVo Roamio Plus (TCD848000)

Roku 4 4400R (MAIN-08458)

Other Information
MSRP
349.99 $

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