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Difference between Elite and XL4

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by PLazovich, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. PLazovich

    PLazovich New Member

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    Woot has the Tivo Premiere Elite for $299 while I see the Premiere XL4 for $399 both have the same configuration 4 tuners and 2 Terabyte drives. is there a difference between them that would make the XL4 a better machine?

    Thanks
    Pat
     
  2. Krellion

    Krellion ...

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    They're the same thing. TiVo recently changed the naming convention of the Premieres.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The only physical difference is the box it comes in and the name silk screened on the front of the unit.

    Dan
     
  4. PLazovich

    PLazovich New Member

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    Thanks for the quick replies now things make more sense.
     
  5. Samantha Kirk

    Samantha Kirk New Member

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    I remember posting for similar kind of question in a different thread. This is a Partial Rebranding technique adopted by the company. The brand basically stays the same – it is just “updated” or becomes more aesthetically pleasing. This is what companies do when they want to attract more customers. The TiVo DVR comprises of the Premiere, the dual-tuner Premiere XL, and the quad-tuner Premiere Elite also called as Premiere XL4. The first two are suitable for over-the-air programming, while the latter is limited to those with cable or FiOS subscriptions.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    And the re-branding allows for future expansion without a major name change (allows for the possibility of an XL6 in the future).
     

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