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TiVo Premiere Elite becomes TiVo Premiere XL4 on Sunday

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by davezatz, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Thinkdiff

    Thinkdiff New Member

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    Glad I bought my Elite when I did. I wonder if the new TiVo says "XL4" on the front panel instead of "Elite". I wouldn't have liked that.
     
  2. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    It does.
     
  3. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    No sign of the XL4 on TiVo.com or Bestbuy.com. Monday release?
     
  4. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I get the sense, it's a slow, soft transition beginning today. If I'm near a Best Buy, I'll see if the new boxes are there. Although I've got more interesting Costco errands today. :)
     
  5. compnurd

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    Costco is never fun on a Sunday but certainly interesting!!!
     
  6. danjw1

    danjw1 New Member

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    It is still listed as the Elite on Tivo's Website and just the regular XL is shown.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There was nothing at the BestBuy I was at this morning. At least not out for the customers to see.
     
  8. GoEagles

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    You probably would have better luck with Best Buy locations that have a Magnolia in it.
     
  9. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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  11. MeInDallas

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    Same box, different name, thats all.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Hence "TiVo Premiere Elite becomes TiVo Premiere XL4."
     
  13. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Looks to be the exact same TIVo with XL4 on the front instead of Elite. Which is good, since I just bought my Elite a few weeks ago. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. dianebrat

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    This means all of us with an Elite have a very special limited edition never to be made again!
     
  15. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

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    The elite text looks WAY better
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Maybe they will sell an upgrade plate to make the Elite an XL4.;):D
     
  17. Bighouse

    Bighouse 200 Club Member

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    Oh cool. Anyone can buy a XL4.... But no one can now buy an Elite!

    (well except for all those sitting on store shelves still!)
     
  18. GoEagles

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    The XL4 = Elite. Just a rebranding of the device.

    Premiere = Premiere
    Premiere XL2 = Premiere XL
    Premiere XL4 = Premiere Elite

    I am sure with this naming scheme, a XL6 is on the way.
     
  19. rainwater

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    All 10 of those in Best Buy Magnolia stores are going to be hard to find :)
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Good thing there are over a dozen BBs with Magnolias stores near me.

    I know when I got my second Elite a few weeks ago, one of them had half a dozen Elites in stock. Of course the first store I picked had just sold their last one within a hour of me arriving. So I had to go to my second choice. But I also drive near five Best Buys on my way home from work.
     

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