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TiVo Premiere getting 500GB HDD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by CoxInPHX, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  2. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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  3. MeInDallas

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    Wonder how they have it before Tivo has it on their website? :eek:
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    $100 extra for 180GB extra.

    What's not to yawn about?

    For that price you can almost buy a regular Premiere and add a 2TB drive yourself.
     
  5. BigJimOutlaw

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    Oh interesting! This must've slipped out early.

    But I wonder why? Any intel on it having something other than just a bigger HDD?
     
  6. innocentfreak

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    Where are you getting $100 extra? Amazon shows $149 and the 320gb Premiere MSRP is $99.
     
  7. CoxInPHX

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    I wonder if this is simply a HDD swap, or if the motherboard has also changed to be more like the Elite's motherboard design.
     
  8. unitron

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    There's a least one outfit selling new 320GB Premieres for $50.

    I certainly wouldn't dream of paying $100 for one.
     
  9. chiguy50

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    This one, for example. I can recommend them.
     
  10. slowbiscuit

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    I really don't understand why the new price is $150, if the monthly sub is still $20. Perhaps it's a reflection of the spike in HD prices, but it's a head-scratcher otherwise.
     
  11. aaronwt

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    I guess they could have been planning this for a while. And the hard drive prices put a wrench in their plans. Maybe they planned on it being the same price as the 320GB version, but with the inflated hard drive prices they were forced to increase the retail price.
     
  12. rainwater

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    What is not to understand? The 320gb version is $100 MSRP and the 500gb is $150. That seems about right to me. I would imagine you will see the new ones around $125 at various outlets before too long.
     
  13. bradleys

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    I am betting this is more then just a hard drive upgrade. I think we will see the Elite become the new design standard.

    With that said, my guess is that this model will have on board MoCa.
     
  14. BigJimOutlaw

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    I was wondering about that as well last night, but dismissed it as wishful thinking. It would be nice, and it's desirable for MSO setups.
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    What else was upgraded in the Elite?

    I know the design was somewhat simplified and they upgraded the memory from 512MB of DDR2-800 to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - anything else?
     
  16. unitron

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    Premiere model number

    TCD746320

    Model number of this new 500GB version

    TCD746500

    Going by the precedent of models such as the 240xxx, 540xxx, and 649xxx, I'm convinced it's just the same old Premiere with a slightly bigger drive.

    Which probably means that it's easier or cheaper for them to get 500s right now than 320s.

    Or they're just trying to generate some buzz.
     
  17. sbiller

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    The memory in the Elite is the same as the base and XL Premiere. It was a mistake early on in the thread discussing the Elite tear-down when we thought it had double the memory.
     
  18. BigJimOutlaw

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    The Elite has the same amount of RAM. It was thought to be doubled at first but there was some early confusion.

    I think the networking was also upgraded to true gigabit along with the moca.
     
  19. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Good observation...
     

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