Advertisements It's been a good four years since I've had a TiVo digital video recorder in the house. My first was attached to a DirecTV satellite dish and in the early days of the 21st century, was quite cool - tons o' channels and a great picture.. But TiVo is well on the way to becoming a generic term for digital video recording, for the time shifting many of us do with TV. Did you TiVo that? "I need to TiVo 'Hannah Montana' for my sister..