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TiVo Premiere FAQ: Overview, What's New?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bkdtv, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 #21 of 239
    MickeS

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    If it can use 20-25 watts, that's a 50% reduction from the Series 3, I believe. That would be a very good thing. My Acer Aspire One netbook runs at around 18W, for comparison.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 #22 of 239
    jmpage2

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    My TiVo HD pulls around 45 watts, so if I replaced it with this box then I would save about 178kwh per annum or about $18 a year in electric costs.

    Box could pay for itself in only about 15 years!
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 #23 of 239
    NYHeel

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    I really like the separate lists for different users as my NPL is always cluttered with my kids stuff. I wonder how that's handled. do you need to input a user during season pass/recording setup?

    Does the better conflict management now allow us to cancel either of the 2 currently scheduled options? That would be nice.

    Anything on having season pass/recoding defaults that are customizable? That really saves time when setting up season passes.

    Also, do they now allow 2 simultaneous recordings on 1 channel to only use 1 tuner? This allows me to pad each of the CBS Sunday night shows I watch and still have a second tuner for other recordings.

    And lastly, the big question: internal hard drive upgrades? I'm guessing we'll have to wait on that until these things actually ship.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 #24 of 239
    flaminiom

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    What are the native file formats?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 #25 of 239
    flaminiom

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    I'm not sure how this would be used. The Tivo remote can be programmed to do what CEC does (proper device power and volume). Unless it does other stuff I'm not familiar with...

    LULZ
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 #26 of 239
    dponeill

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    I must not be a valued customer. I clicked on the special offer link and it told me I didn't qualify.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 #27 of 239
    PedjaR

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    A couple of questions:

    - Can the Discovery Bar be turned off? If it can, does the space get reclaimed (i.e. menus become taller, so, for example, My Shows could have extra 3 or 4 lines)?

    - If switching to Classic UI, is it still SD upconvert, or is it HD rendition of the old interface, with sharper fonts, etc.?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 #28 of 239
    karmamule

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    i currently have the 2 cable cards to do dual tuner (series 3 tivos), so how, with one slot will i be able to do dual tuner?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 #29 of 239
    bkdtv

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    One M-CARD supports up to six tuners. In the TiVo Premiere, one M-CARD supports both tuners.

    About two years ago, Motorola and Scientific Atlanta (now Cisco) halted production of the older cards and began manufacturing M-CARDs exclusively. These M-CARDs (screenshot) are now widely available from cable companies, and they are the only cards available in many/most areas.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2010 #30 of 239
    matt_auer

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    Does anyone know if I can use MRV between this new Tivo and my Directivo Series 2 receivers.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2010 #31 of 239
    aaronwt

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    Even my HDTiVo from 2004 with DirecTV carried audio over the HDMI.
    Every device I use with my TVs have HDMI. They all carry audio and video.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 #32 of 239
    innocentfreak

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    It also appears that none of the remotes have the DVR switch still so it may no longer be possible to control two Tivos with the same remote.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 #33 of 239
    ZeoTiVo

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    If I get a premiere I may likely just use my old peanut remote with a 1-2 switch to control it - all the extra buttons do is shortcuts anyway.

    Now when the qwerty keyboard remote comes out - I may have to rethink things or just keep track of two remotes (grumble)
     
  14. Mar 4, 2010 #34 of 239
    innocentfreak

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    True but new remote is new lol. Also I may like the Glo better since I will probably go with the XL on the off chance upgrading the drives will be an option later rather than sooner.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 #35 of 239
    tootal2

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    I have 3 tivos so it would save me alot more. but would not make up for the price of buying it. My desktop pc uses 130 watts when using windows media center. so using a tivo is cheaper.
     
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    T1V0

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    no
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 #38 of 239
    kb7oeb

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    I would like to see a shot of the EPG, haven't seen one anywhere.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 #39 of 239
    bareyb

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    I have two questions if anyone knows...

    1. I saw somewhere it has a button for 30 second skip. Does that mean it's now a standard feature and doesn't have to be enabled via backdoor? :)

    2. It has HDMI 1.3. Does it use the same HDMI cables as 1.1 on the Series 3? My cables are already run under the house and it would be a drag to change them...
     
  20. Mar 4, 2010 #40 of 239
    yukit

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    I wonder if the regular Premiere's internal hard drive upgrade would still be limited to 1TB with WinMFS.

    I want 2TB, so this is going to decide whether I will get a Premiere or XL.
     

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