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TiVo Premiere FAQ: Overview, What's New?

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

  1. Mar 8, 2010 #81 of 239
    riekl

    riekl New Member

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    I dont know about vindicated .. I mean whats the point .. if you are using your Tivo properly the bar will be pegged between 95-100%, 100% of the time. Yeah feature :)
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 #82 of 239
    llarch

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    Vindicated meaning many people have been asking for it for years, and despite the explanations as to why it is not needed, here is Tivo's response;

    "We Listened: By popular demand Premiere includes an on-screen disk space meter..."
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 #83 of 239
    MichaelK

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    'vindicated' or shown to be the squeekiest wheel?

    ;)
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #84 of 239
    mattack

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    Umm, if it really only includes user-scheduled recordings (and immediately subtracts things I delete -- in recently deleted that is), it won't necessarily be 95-100% all the time..

    But even if it is, it would still be useful to me, I hope. (Even if it's not, I'll be positive and say that I appreciate them adding it. I still wish it gave *some* kind of approximate time estimate.. but if I can see that knocking off a 1 hour SD show gives me a percent back, then I would likely figure heuristics that X% means 1 hour SD, Y% means 1 hour HD, and so on.)
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #85 of 239
    innocentfreak

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    The problem though becomes there is no accurate way to estimate how much space a HD recording will take. It all depends on how much each cable company compresses the channel/show.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 #86 of 239
    sneagle

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    I agree. It would be neat if there were a setting for this so the user would know that a larger buffer meant less 'recording' space.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 #87 of 239
    DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    bkdtv has done a lot of work making this thread a great source of information, and it contains many technical details regarding the new TiVo box.

    Could we please keep this thread free of the tit-for-tat, and personal opinions, regarding features? Please start a new thread, or join another one - this is supposed to be an FAQ thread.

    Thanks :)
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 #88 of 239
    StuffOfInterest

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    My TiVo has always been 100% full due to TiVo suggestions. I don't mind the idea of a free space indicator, but I would like for it to show how much of the space is taken by scheduled recordings and how much by suggested recordings. This would give me a quick view of how many more programs I can add to the schedule before running into trouble.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 #89 of 239
    aaronwt

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    Will there be a way to turn off the free space indicator? No need for it to be taking up real estate that could be used for something else.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2010 #90 of 239
    LordNelson

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    Will the Series 4 tune to cable channels above 860Mhz?
     
  11. Mar 12, 2010 #91 of 239
    ghuido

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    Could the forum moderator make this post a sticky at the top with the pree release and review item. It might help in the long run to stop people from posting question that might already be answered. Just thinking.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 #92 of 239
    TVCricket

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    My original question was already answered, but I have one that's related. I plan on cancelling my Directv and using the Premiere to record OTA-HD. Will I need to use IR blasters for this or will the Tivo change the channels by itself?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2010 #93 of 239
    gweempose

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    The TiVo has dual built-in ATSC tuners. There is no need for an IR blaster or an external box. Simply hook your antenna up to the TiVo, and you're good to go. :)
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 #94 of 239
    TVCricket

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    Thanks. Just what I was hoping for.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2010 #95 of 239
    bkdtv

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    Full hardware specs are now in the first post.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2010 #96 of 239
    riekl

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    This is where the disconnect is, why would you EVER need to delete ANYTHING on a Tivo. That's why you don't need a disk space %, it should always be full, you let Tivo manage it.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2010 #97 of 239
    NotVeryWitty

    NotVeryWitty Too Big to Fail

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    I'm disappointed to see that it's using the same Microtune tuner.

    Given that Tivo still hasn't fixed all the problems with the TivoHD tuner, I'm nervous about what problems the Premiere will inherit.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2010 #98 of 239
    bkdtv

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    There's nothing wrong with the Microtune MT2131. It is a popular tuner found in many boxes.

    Fault for the analog channel problem lies elsewhere. That part did change in the Premiere.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2010 #99 of 239
    MichaelK

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    you dont delete shows once everyone in your fmaily has watched the program?

    granted I keep a stack of dora and junk like that for my 3 year old. We might keep a few episodes of lost to "look back" in a couple weeks. But if it's just some sitcom and we've watched it- it goes straight to the trash.

    Have to imagine that tivo planned it that way too- since the menu pops up to delete the show when you finish watching it.

    Granted I have no use for a space meter- I just slapped on some extenders so i generally dont have to worry. There's some times when I look at the NPL and get concerned that maybe things will get "too full"- like when I'm going on a trip for a week- but unless the guage is going to tell me "at the end of your trip your box will be 95% full of content you scheduled" it's pointless to me.

    But not sure why one wouldn't expect people to delete things.
     
  20. innocentfreak

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    Hey just in case you didn't see bkdtv, there is a user in the Best Buy thread who has one and is willing to try things if there is anything you can think of assuming you didn't snatch one up yourself. ;)
     

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