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Is the old Premiere snappier than the XL4

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by terryshelton, May 25, 2013.

  1. terryshelton

    terryshelton New Member

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    Just got a new (refurbished, actually) Premiere and I have to say, and this is only subjective, that the Premiere seems a lot more snappy and responsive than my XL4.

    They are both on the same very fast network, so that's not a factor.

    Anyone else have both of these boxes and a similar experience?
     
  2. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Yes, the 2-Tuner Premieres are slightly faster, more responsive than the Premiere 4, Elite/XL4. Not so much that I mind though, although some are really bothered.

    At least one owner uses a Mini as the front-end for his Elite.
     
  3. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I cant tell the difference between my 4 and my regular
     
  4. spotlaan

    spotlaan New Member

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    This unit is significantly smaller than prior models but has a much faster processor . The TiVo was in the original box with all the cables and manuals and only .
     
  5. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I think this person is either trolling or talking about the mini
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The TiVo Premiere is significantly smaller than the Series 3 TiVos. The S4 TiVos are small enough and light enough where I will throw my OTA only Premiere in a bag to take it with me to my GFs house to bring content I recorded from my Premiere Elites from cable. I did not do that with my S3 TiVos since they were much bigger and heavier.

    I have a power cord, TiVo wireless G adapter, HDMi cable, and remote at my GFs house. So I just need to take the Premiere with me without any of the accessories.
     

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