Pics of the TiVo Premiere Q & Preview

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  1. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I managed to get several pics of the Premiere Q and Preview from The Cable Show. Nothing too revealing other than the Q hardware appears to still be something of a prototype and the CableCARD slot in the Preview is clearly visible.

    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-06/tivos-new-hardware-at-the-cable-show/
     
  2. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

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    Looks very different - nothing like the Series 3 (My favorite TiVo box - and look). And smaller.
     
  3. davezatz

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    What's pictured in the thread is the Preview - a non-DVR set top box. The Premiere Q DVR looks pretty much the same as the existing Premiere.
     
  4. daveak

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    I am really looking forward to see what 'changes' they made to the Premiere to make it a Q..... I am thinking they simply took the Premiere and did what updating they needed to run 4 tuners, though not really simple to go to 4 tuners. Aside from the chipset and MOCA, would it really be that different hardware wise?
     
  5. innocentfreak

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    At least from that angle it doesn't look bad and looks better than the pics from the original article.

    I almost think if TiVo is truly going to invest in the cable space though they need to look into putting clocks back on their boxes. I know a lot of complaints happened when FiOS got the new DVRs which no longer have clocks.
     
  6. innocentfreak

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    From what has been posted on Dave's site, they changed the tuner chips and went with 2 Qam tuners on each chip rather than 1 Qam/1 OTA and then used a seperate MoCa chip. As a result no word on whether the rest of the hardware is the same as the Premiere.

    The tuner chips is something TiVo could have done before they released the Premiere if not earlier. They could also do the opposite and go 2 OTA on each chip and make a 4 tuner OTA DVR that doesn't support CableCARD.

    Of course without streaming it isn't practical since DRM would lock many to one room like it does on the 2 tuner.
     
  7. matt@thehickmans

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    I hope that they integrate Blue Tooth on the motherboard as well.

    At least one of the pictures in davezatz' link shows an antenna input - which is the one with the coax connected to it. In fact, it looks like it might be slightly offset from the antenna input and that neither of the old cable/antenna inputs are used. That they are just there because TiVo is using a Premiere box for the prototype.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    As if people don't have enough clocks in their homes. Heck every TV I've owned over the last 20 years has displayed the time. Then the TiVo also shows the time on it's on screen display as well as many of the boxes I have.
     
  9. davezatz

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    I guess I'm old school. I quite like the display on the front of my FiOS DVR (and formerly on my S3). Which makes no sense since I always have my phone with me and a simple arrow push brings up the channel number. But I wish I had more control over brightness. The Premiere enclosure is kind of utilitarian lacking in personality. The (new) Motorola FiOS DVR is pretty sharp and I even prefer the TiVo HD over the Premiere.
     
  10. Resist

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    What do you mean it's a non-DVR set top box?
     
  11. davezatz

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    TiVo announced two boxes - a quad tuner Premiere Q and a non-DVR Preview (pictured). The Preview will take a CableCARD and tune a single stream of digital cable AND will act as an extender to playback recorded content streamed from another Premiere Q and maybe Premiere. For now, maybe forever, these will only be offered to and by cable providers, we can't buy them direct.
     
  12. Resist

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    Understand now thanks. I hadn't heard about the non-DVR box.
     

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