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considering XL4 vs Premiere 4

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by quietfly, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. quietfly

    quietfly Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    thanks i can't wait till it shows up!!
  2. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF New Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Congratulations. We just upgraded one of our HD to a Premiere XL4 and I'm liking all the changes so far. (Not happy that I can't move my unwatched HBO and Showtime shows, but that's another topic for another thread.)
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Yeah I just got my wife a Premiere to replace her S3 and the inability to move her recordings for Dexter season 7 was a bit of a problem. She doesn't plan to watch it immediately so I told her if they don't do a marathon where we can re-record them then I'll find them through "other means".

  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    I've got an XL4 arriving today, so I'm sure I'll be posting first impressions here fairly soon. I've been emptying my original S3 of its shows (the XL4 is replacing the dying S3), and holiday time is the best time to switch boxes...
  5. PatrickNSF

    PatrickNSF New Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    So as not to hijack this thread, can someone point me to another thread where I can figure out the fastest way to transfer shows from an HD to a new Premiere? Right now, I'm copying everything over through our wired network but it's surprisingly slow.
  6. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Wired ethernet is the fastest way to do it. Series 3 and earlier models didn't have very fast networking, so that's your bottleneck. The Premiere line is the first to do it well.
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Yes, you are hijacking, but I'll answer anyhow since this seems to be coming up more often. HD is slow to transfer, and is the bottleneck. Best you can do is to make sure it is tuned to channels that are not received. Speed increase is minimal, but will normally be around realtime.

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