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Tivo Roamio vs Tivo Premiere XL picture quality

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ron m, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. ron m

    ron m New Member

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    Thinking about buying a Tivo. My decision has become harder since Tivo released the new Roamio line. I was set to buy the Premiere XL 4 since it has THX certified video and I noticed none of the new Roamio line have THX certified video. I have seen the picture quality on the Premiere XL 4 and it is excellent, better than my current Directv or Cable DVR. Not sure which Tivo to buy?
     
  2. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    The THX on the Tivo did not improve image quality over the other models IMO, I had a S3 THX model FYI.

    That being said, my Roamio Basic looks excellent outputting 1080p from Amazon VOD and I feel the OTA output looks better than that of my Dish Hopper OTA signal.

    Im on a 65" from about 11 feet away.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    THX was nothing more then a label. The only good thing about it was it included a calibration video and a pair of blue filter glasses which made it easy to calibrate the TV. But other then that the XL4 was identical to the regular 4 so THX didn't mean anything.
     
  4. ron m

    ron m New Member

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    Thanks for the response.
     

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