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TiVo Premiere FAQ: Overview, What's New?

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

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #61 of 239
    jmpage2

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    I am confused also. Typicallyi most equipment doesn't handle or process 1080p/30. It's either 1080p/60 or 1080p/24.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 #62 of 239
    chg

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    I notice the remote include a new 30sec "scan". Wonder if these means the 30 sec skip will not work anymore. That way you have to at least fast forward through commercials.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 #63 of 239
    bareyb

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    Asked and answered. By me. :)
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 #64 of 239
    PatEllis15

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    Anyone have any sense of the THX certification means anything? Is the "base" Premiere actually going to have different internals (besides the HD), to allow a better reporduction of color/sound? Is anything on Cable actually THX certified? What about streaming content?

    I'm probably going for the "base" unit, and will save some nickles for a external harddrive at a later date, but if THX really will make a different, perhaps I need to find some more nickles now!

    Pat E
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 #65 of 239
    chg

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    Thanks. There are so many threads and post on the new premiere, it is hard to keep up.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 #66 of 239
    MichaelK

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    I'm not going to bet my paycheck but I'll bet a beer that the guts will be exactly the same.

    The software may be different (certainly the xl's calibration video's will be left off the non xl)- but im thinking just like there's the websites showing THX blueray players using the same guts as non THX- that the two tivo premier sku's will be the same hardware.

    if it was different they could have done other differentiators like stuck a bluetooth chip in the XL for the qwerty remote
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 #67 of 239
    MediaLivingRoom

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    I would hope they tested for that long and when it's released next month, I better not see any problems, TiVo.....
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 #68 of 239
    innocentfreak

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    I don't know if you want to add, a reference to PyTivo.

    From another thread

     
  9. Mar 6, 2010 #69 of 239
    TWinbrook46636

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    Hopefully that will mean it can play my iTunes library now.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2010 #70 of 239
    nrc

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    So the live guide wasn't shown at the announcement because going by the User's Guide it's going to be unchanged in the first release. I predict another wave of disappointment when they ship followed by another wave of gee, this is actually pretty cool.

    But, looking at the user's guide this really seems kind of half done. I'm guessing that TiVo was feeling pressure to launch their "not just a DVR" message because of flagging subscriptions and we'll see a really dismal quarterly report on Monday.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 #71 of 239
    TVCricket

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    I bought a S2 Tivo about 7 years ago and kept it for 2 years before getting a DirecTivo. I still have it, but the cost is getting ridiculously out of hand. Since using Tivo, I found that I just couldn't do without the dual buffer or the ease of use which is why I never switched to Dish or cable. I looked through my Season Passes and only 4 out of 25 of them are on pay tv so cancelling isn't a problem. Now here lies my problem. Can the new Tivo Premiere record 2 OTA HD channels at the same time? Will my 1 OTA HD antenna be able to tune into 2 tuners at the same time or do I need 2 antennas plugged in? Also, why doesn't Tivo allow me to purchase the DVR locally and still get the lifetime subscription discount? What difference does it make where I buy it as long as I activate it through them?

    I've been reading a lot of negative comments on this site and other tech sites about the announcement. I'm only used to the older interface, have never seen or used UnBox, or any of the other Tivo features since I switched to Directv with my R10 DVR. I watched the reveal videos and love the new UI and everything is so much faster than my slow R10. I hate having to dig into 3-4 menus just to change, search, or record something and the Premiere really looks like it's for me.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 #72 of 239
    nrc

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    One antenna is all you need.

    I would guess that it's because when TiVo sells to retail or online channels they're only getting wholesale price for the unit. Taking your lifetime discount off on top of that is a double hit for them. If you buy directly from them they get full retail price for the unit and they can afford to take the discount on your service.

    A lot of people are just disappointed that the new unit didn't live up to the hype that TiVo created prior to the event. Others are upset that it didn't add more tuners or solve the copy protection problem. But looking objectively at the unit, it's a nice upgrade from the current model and will provide a nice platform for even more features going forward.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 #73 of 239
    TVCricket

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    Thanks for the quick response. Looks like I may just preorder one and cancel my satellite after I get it. Gonna miss college football, the NFL draft, and ESPN, but raising my bill another $5 after already raising it last year $3 is highway robbery.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 #74 of 239
    Mike-Mike

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    man I cancelled Direct Tv long ago and just got a Roku for Netflix. But after recently getting a really nice HD antenna, I am going to invest in a Tivo to get all my shows.... but after all the money I have saved from cancelling Direct Tv, I'm way ahead of the game, I don't think you'll regret it.. I'm amazed at how much there is on OTA tv
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 #75 of 239
    daveak

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    This.
     
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    llarch

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    Kind of funny how for years so many people on this board explained how/why Tivo didn’t need a disk space meter. All those who wanted it are definitely vindicated now...
     
  18. Mar 8, 2010 #78 of 239
    innocentfreak

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    As someone who always has full TiVos, I just hope you can turn it off. Also I am counting down to the first post about someone's show being deleted even thought the FSI said there was space.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2010 #79 of 239
    ZeoTiVo

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    maybe we should actually use the FSI a little bit before we decide it is actually helpful.

    This might just be kids throwing tantrum for candy and finally getting some from a tired Mom.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2010 #80 of 239
    jmpage2

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    As long as they are throwing out candy how about a 60 or 90 minute buffer for each tuner instead of 30 minute cap? :)
     

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