1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TiVo Premiere FAQ: Overview, What's New?

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

  1. Mar 4, 2010 #41 of 239
    TWinbrook46636

    TWinbrook46636 New Member

    188
    0
    Feb 8, 2008
    Made in Alviso, May 5th, 2009

    That's what it says on the back of the TiVo Premier in the rear panel product shot on page 1.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 #42 of 239
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    7,902
    0
    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    The new 30 second "slip" (TiVo calls it 30 second "scan") is a standard feature.

    I don't know if you've ever used a DirecTV DVR, but by default, the skip button on those DVRs doesn't jump 30 seconds. Instead, it scans through the 30 seconds very quickly, which is more friendly to advertisers. You can queue multiple slips, so if you hit the slip button four times in a row, the Premiere scans through 120 seconds quickly. At any time, you can interrupt the scan with play. For a demo, see 4:45 in the Engadget video.

    TiVo told others that it was still possible to enable the traditional 30 sec skip. AFAIK, they have not said whether this would be via a menu option, or require some sort of backdoor code.

    Yes.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 #43 of 239
    tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

    1,169
    0
    Dec 15, 2004
    Does this thing really have a BCM7413 in it? The BCM7413 page doesn't mention hardware Flash acceleration. This machine is way too slow to handle Flash in software. I know TiVo tends to be obnoxiously cheap (witness the lack of GigE), but if they really tried to save a few bucks by not using an SoC with Flash acceleration they've entered the Bleep Bleep zone.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 #44 of 239
    b3ar

    b3ar New Member

    67
    0
    Dec 1, 2005
    The new QWERTY Peanut (Q-Peanut? BT Peanut?) looks a bit smaller than the standard peanut. I'm curious whether other BT keyboards can be used/paired with the Premiere?
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 #45 of 239
    StanSimmons

    StanSimmons Senior Moment Member

    4,717
    0
    Jun 10, 2000
    Flower...
    You could still do it "old school" like with the Series 1 boxes.

    To switch TiVo's later, just hold Pause and TiVo until the red light comes on, then press the number (1-8) that you assigned to each TiVo.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 #46 of 239
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    7,902
    0
    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    It's too early to know that.

    Recall that the TiVo Premiere doesn't have Bluetooth built-in. The new QUERTY remote includes a Bluetooth USB dongle that connects to the back of the TiVo. This potentially allows TiVo to support the new remote on existing TiVos.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 #47 of 239
    Aero 1

    Aero 1 Member

    553
    0
    Aug 8, 2007
    im wondering if the BT Peanut will have IR also. do you know? i have one of my S3 and the TV controlled by the penut, i want to get the qwerty but it has to have IR in order for me to control my TV with it also.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 #48 of 239
    mchief

    mchief Morey

    333
    0
    Sep 10, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    bkdtv: Don't you just love copying your previous information into questions from folks that won't or can't bother to read what has already been posted/answered?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 #49 of 239
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    25,527
    0
    Jan 2, 2004
    took my family a month to realize there was a 1-2 switch and to the left or 1 controlled the tivo on the left which was on TV input 1
    and to the right or 2 controlled the tivo to the right or on TV input 2.

    having them press buttons to change a number they can not see. Nope - not happening.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 #50 of 239
    StanSimmons

    StanSimmons Senior Moment Member

    4,717
    0
    Jun 10, 2000
    Flower...
    You need a smarter family. :D
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 #51 of 239
    MickeS

    MickeS New Member

    25,884
    0
    Dec 26, 2002
    AZ
    If you have more than one TiVo and want to control them with the same remote, a universal remote is really the way to go.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 #52 of 239
    martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    10,976
    0
    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I saw the CableCard/M-CARD discussion... but is there any change to cable-from-the-wall operation? Will I have to have a splitter for the two tuners? (Sorry if this is a basic question... my current TiVos are all S2-one-tuner models)
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 #53 of 239
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    7,902
    0
    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    I updated the first post as below:

     
  14. Mar 4, 2010 #54 of 239
    StanSimmons

    StanSimmons Senior Moment Member

    4,717
    0
    Jun 10, 2000
    Flower...
    The S2DT, Series 3, TiVoHD/XL and Premier all have internal splitters for cable. No need for extra hardware.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 #55 of 239
    ascuser

    ascuser New Member

    50
    0
    Oct 16, 2007
    It says that the SD interface is still an option at "blazing speed." Does anyone know if this is truly a fact? I have a Tivo HD I just bought still in the box, and was going to return it and upgrade to the premiere until I saw the horribly slow interface on engadget. If it is really going to be that bad, it would be a deal breaker. A blazing fast SD interface would be awesome if it actually was an option, and not just a turtle slow copy of the SD interface flash-rendered to appease us old-folk. Honestly, I can't believe anyone that has used the tivo for a month would settle for a painfully slow fancy interface over one that actually responded. I still miss the days when I first got my first Series 2 and how fast it was before numerous "updates."
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 #56 of 239
    PedjaR

    PedjaR Member

    192
    0
    Jan 4, 2010
    Cary, NC
    May want to include this info in the first post, old users would likely prefer the traditional 30 sec. skip.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 #57 of 239
    martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    10,976
    0
    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    Thank you both! My cable doesn't do HD (hence no cable box/cards), but I can get OTA HD. So I guess I will use both inputs and it will pick one to use to record? Can I tell it which tuner to use? (ie, record Survivor in HD but NASCAR in SD)
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 #58 of 239
    martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    10,976
    0
    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I would expect the same old backdoor code... no person/company has ever complained that it exists because it's pretty much undocumented. :)
     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 #59 of 239
    bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    7,902
    0
    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    The OTA and cable channels are seamlessly integrated into a single guide. There's no input switching or input selection required.

    Season passes are channel specific. A season pass created on a OTA HD channel will record from that channel, while a season pass created on a cable SD channel will record from that channel. The Premiere can record two OTA channels, two cable channels, or one of each at the same time.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2010 #60 of 239
    DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

    2,119
    0
    Jan 6, 2000
    New York

    I am officially confused - go easy on me because I am by far an expert in this area. I also understand that you may not yet have the information to answer my questions. If you don't, just say so :)

    I understand passing through 1080p24, for film, but isn't all HD video shot at 1080p60? If so, isn't TiVo essentially discarding half of the frames which will be doubled / reproduced at the display device? If this is not the case, what am I missing?

    How does the 7413 SoC compare to other scaling / deinterlacing solutions currently available (ABT 2010, SoC in TiVo S3)?

    Will the new TiVo have native "pass-through" mode, in addition to selectable, fixed, output resolutions? Any idea if there will be a "smart" 1080p mode that only passes 1080p24 or 1080p30, based on the source?

    Do you know if this 7413 Broadcom SoC is used in any other STBs yet?

    Thanks!
     

Share This Page