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Old 08-05-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Considering Tivo Premieres

I'm considering switching from Directv to cable and hate the old school moto UI so I was think of getting 3 Tivo Premieres. My cable company is Charter and I was just curious what/if there were any known issues as of late? I read a few horror stories about losing all channels etc. and that would not be acceptable but I guess more then anything I'm just curious what people using tivo's with charter's experience has been. To be clear I am not in a test market so the tivo's are not provided by Charter.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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At this point you may want to consider waiting for a new 6 tuner TiVo coming out rumored in September time frame. Combine with a couple of TiVo Minis if you need functionality at other locations in the house for a whole home solution. Of course you'd have to be willing to put up with early adopter issues and pricing though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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As of now I would be fine with 2 Premiere's and 1 Premiere XL4, IF they are stable. Is that whole 'lossing every channel' issue still around or was it resolved?
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:48 AM   #4
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Several threads still on "Losing all channels". Some people have it, others don't. My 2 tuner units have never had the issue but my Elite has and still does once in a while. Elite is also too sluggish for my taste so I can't wait to dump it in favor of next, hopefully much faster model. YMMV.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:59 AM   #5
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As of now I would be fine with 2 Premiere's and 1 Premiere XL4, IF they are stable. Is that whole 'lossing every channel' issue still around or was it resolved?
i have 2 premieres and a premiere 4 and have never had a losing signal issue... if you want to wait two months i am switching back to direct tv and i will sell you mine
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:51 AM   #6
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Just got a Premiere4XL

I've had a Tivo since the first DirectTV model ... way back when...

I've just gone from the S3 (OLED display THX model) -

It has been a bit of a let down, thinking that the new model would surpass the old.

I found that the S3 seemed faster navigating through the screens. And I've got the SD screens selected on the Premiere.

Lost the front display clock, and the OLED display with I REALLY miss.

I do like the Mini connection - the single cablecard for 4 tuners, and the iPad App interface. It also does have faster show transfers to and from the device.

Other than that it's not much better that the ole' S3
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #7
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I'm considering switching from Directv to cable and hate the old school moto UI so I was think of getting 3 Tivo Premieres. My cable company is Charter and I was just curious what/if there were any known issues as of late? I read a few horror stories about losing all channels etc. and that would not be acceptable but I guess more then anything I'm just curious what people using tivo's with charter's experience has been. To be clear I am not in a test market so the tivo's are not provided by Charter.
I have Charter- Riverside, CA. I have a Premiere, Mini and an XL4. They are fairly trouble free. Occasionally I have trouble while watching live TV with a switched digital channel and have to change the channel twice before going back to it and getting a signal. I've never missed a recording. It's usually a good idea to reboot the TA and TiVo once a month before the TiVo does so on its own at an inopportune time or the TA acts up.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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tivo premier is much much better than most cable dvr units.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #9
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Leaving YIVO

I'm leaving TIVO with months left on my subscription. The last update (?) did me in. I was with them a long time but recently their service has deteriorated to a point that I can no longer tolerate.
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