Initial impressions and details of the TiVo Premiere Elite

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jfh3, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 9, 2011 #41 of 1064
    innocentfreak

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    Still wonder what happened to him. Hope he is ok since he just seems to have vanished.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2011 #42 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    I made it through guided set-up.

    I had to call Verizon and have them refresh the cable cards, then pull power and reboot before premium channels showed up.

    Everything working fine now. Just have to wait for Tivo to update the box activation on my account before I can transfer over season passes and such.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2011 #43 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    Mine is showing 14.9b-01-7-758 out of the box.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 #44 of 1064
    sbiller

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    I just restarted. I'm attempting to go through guided setup again. I moved my M-Card from my other Premiere to see if that makes a difference. I won't be able to pick up a new M-Card for my Elite until tomorrow.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 #45 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    All 4 tuners up and running!!!
     

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  6. Oct 9, 2011 #46 of 1064
    davezatz

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    I wouldn't do that... you could end up unpairing it and then it'll work with neither until you call in. Depends on your provider I guess and their network security - I borked a Cox card/pairing once that way and lost all SDV.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2011 #47 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    There's a Caller ID option in the set up menus now.

    "Do you want the Tivo Box to identify a caller's name and number when the phone rings while you are watching a program?

    Note: Caller ID messages can only be displayed when a phone line that supports Caller ID is attached to your DVR."


    That should make a few folks happy!!!
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 #48 of 1064
    jfh3

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    Just got back from my Best Buy. It took them 45 minutes to find the box they had on hold for me (!). In the time I was there, someone came and bought the other one and a third person came in looking for one. He wasn't very happy finding they were sold out already ...

    Looks like others have beat me to the pictures, but at least now I know I should hook up a phone line. I may not mess with trying to figure out MOCA now.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2011 #49 of 1064
    kdigit0l

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    Just picked up my Elite from the BB in King of Prussia, PA. Not planning to open until I get my cable cards though - or until I see if I overpaid, maybe TiVo will ofer upgrade discounts tomorrow? I did however use the 10% reward zone coupon which is nothing scoff at. Also, the Magnolia manager said that the box won't be fully functional until tomorrow when he said there's a firmware update coming out - he didn't know what would and wouldn't work.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2011 #50 of 1064
    SullyND

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    Is there a phone jack? There's not on the regular premiere, right?
     
  11. Oct 9, 2011 #51 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    I forced a network connection; it's loading in something BIG.

    I wonder if there is a software update already?!?

    Seems to be working to slowly to just be guide data.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2011 #52 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    LOL! No, there ISN'T a phone jack!!!

    I wonder why that menu option snuck in there.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2011 #53 of 1064
    SullyND

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    I'm guessing the non-Retail model will have a phone jack, but it would seem an odd thing to remove from the retail unit.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2011 #54 of 1064
    magnus

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    I thought there was a usb adapter to add a phone jack. Isn't that true?

    Edit: Yep, here is the one I was thinking of.
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  15. Oct 9, 2011 #55 of 1064
    dianebrat

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    Elite is in da house!
    I caved, my local Everett MA BestBuy had one and I had a 10% off coupon, took under 30 minutes to set up and get running including the FiOS CableCARD that went in without issue since they're not paired.

    I haven't decided on a service level yet however, could that be why it's not letting me choose the HDUI? not that it's an issue since I prefer SDUI.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2011 #56 of 1064
    innocentfreak

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    This is probably for Voip connections offered by cable companies. I believe FiOS offers it on their STBs for customers with Digital Voice.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2011 #57 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    Hmmm... so far, it's NOT working with the iPad App. It says it's not the correct "type". I wonder if Tivo needs to update the app to work with the Elite, or if this will sort out once unit activation finishes.

    On that note, why does activation not work instantly?!? Up to 24 hours to associate with my account is ridiculous.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2011 #58 of 1064
    davezatz

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    Yeah, looks like the TiVo Premiere from Suddenlink has offered CallerID. I can't imagine this feature will be available to retail customers.

    http://www.tivo.com/products/source/cable/tivo-suddenlink/index.html
     
  19. Oct 9, 2011 #59 of 1064
    Lenonn

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    I'm curious as to whether the Elite is stable (or, moreso than the older Premieres).

    So, from what I can call, the coupons are working at Best Buy despite the fact it is considered a Magnolia product?
     
  20. Oct 9, 2011 #60 of 1064
    SullyND

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    $30 seems like a lot to spend to add CID - if it even works.
     

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