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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. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

    Apr 5, 2012
    Oakland, CA
    Remember whenever you use a coax splitter your literally cutting the single strength in half.

    We had this same issue at my house when I was growing up in Marin County. Our house was very long, not tall but long so the entry point for the cable in my room was 500 feet from where the cable connected to our house. We than had eight outlets throughout the house, but the way it was done had many splitters - in some cases 3 splitters before the cable box. WE would constantly get this channel is currently unavailable. Comcast came out and installed a single booster at the entry point. It literally pumped up the single enough for the capacity we had and adding one more port would F up the picture. Also adding end caps to your coax cables that are not in use help improve your overall single since the single isnt being lost at the end of the cable anymore.
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I haven't heard one way or the other if there are chips that offer 2x2 on each chip.

    Don't forget TiVo uses a dual chip design so to keep cost and manufacturing down someone would have to offer tuner chips that supported 4 tuners on a chip.

    Assuming 2 tuners are still the limit per chip they could potentially release a XL2 which had 2 CableCARD tuners and 2 OTA tuners for use at the same time. Or as has been mentioned before they could offer a XL4 OTA with only OTA tuners. The box could cost less, but also put be a sticking point with the cable partners.
  3. christoman

    christoman New Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Is there a consensus on what would have the better resale - Elite or XL4? I'm ready to buy so not sure if I should buy out of the existing stock of Elites or go for the XL4.
  4. Xab

    Xab Member

    May 21, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Well since the units are identical in every way (even the Elite badging on the XL4) the only thing that's different is the outer box. So it should be the exact same.
  5. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Some think the "Elites" may be worth MORE since they will be rare. I personally would think that some folks would want the "newer model" simply out of ignorance. In my case? It's just a name and I'd buy whatever one was the best deal. ;)
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    As soon as an XL6 comes out, I guess I'll find out how a used Elite will sell. If an XL6 comes out I will want to replace one of my ELites.

    If they do ever come out and they use a 3TB drive, I would even want to replace both my Elites.

    But I would think it it ever happens, it will be on a new platform with a faster processor and more memory. The current platform already has issues when you get up to nine concurrent HD streams. With a six tuner box it would need to do at least 10 concurrent HD streams
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Just let me suggest, document everything that happens with the cable card install. If it goes anything other than smoothly, file a complaint with the FCC.
  8. lamontcranston

    lamontcranston DBSTalker

    Nov 14, 2003
  9. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    BestBuy has the XL4 listed on their site now. But the pictures still show the Elite nameplate.
  11. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Picked up an XL4 at BB today. Could have saved a couple bucks getting online, but nothing better than buying and holding the product in the same instant.

    Picked up the cablecard from Comcast on the way home.

    Initial setup complete, good to go!
  12. brianfuchs

    brianfuchs New Member

    Apr 24, 2003
    I'm holding out for the XL10.

    Seriously, while I think the name change is a decent idea, I certainly hope it comes with a Tivo that works well. I owned an Elite for 30 days, and despised the way it pixellated most recordings and rebooted for no reason. Tired of being an unpaid beta-tester, I returned it and got an XL (ummm....XL2?). I've been ecstatic ever since.

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