I have only owned a Premier, but I will say compared to my TV's tuner, the Premier's tuner is not as good. A station that has dropouts on my Tivo, will be clear when using the TV's tuner. I have an amplified splitter going to both and the only variable is the tuner (well and the hard drive, etc). I have done some tweaking with antenna positioning lately, and the Tivo has gotten better, but still not as rock solid as my TV. By no means would I say don't buy a Premier, I'm just saying in my experience there are better tuners out there. YMMV.