Premiere Elite - 2TB Quad Tuner

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    shaown

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    TVCricket

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    I want one too, but I have OTA only and sometimes 3 shows are on at the same time.
     
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    acvthree

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    Am I reading this right? No OTA?
     
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    steve614

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    No Q Elite for me. OTA only. :(
     
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    trip1eX

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    Hmmm interested but guessing they'll price it too high to keep me interested. Also would have to see if HDUI is any more responsive.
     
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    matt@thehickmans

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    Sounds like it might be up my alley. But I don't need a "high-end retailer" for the install.
     
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    Series3Sub

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    Obviously designed to please the cable cos. Would be willing to buy this one if it had OTA capability, but it does not. How sad. The first new TiVo product I am actually excited about and am willing to pay for except that it has no OTA tuners. I am OTA and may have to end all pay TV and go streaming and OTA. Thanks, for nothing, TiVo.
     
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    ctcraig

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    Love it, OTA isn't something I care about so this could be perfect for me
     
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    innocentfreak

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    Perfect for me and hope the FCC approves the waiver.
     
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    SullyND

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    My questions are first, cost, second, how will it be able to interact with my TiVoHD (i.e. will it have certain features which only work with a Premiere)
     
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    innocentfreak

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    As far as cost, my guess is either they will drop the xl model to $199 and sell the elite for $299 or the elite will run $399 to $499. Figure it costs $99 x 2 + $499 + $399 for two premieres with lifetime for a total of $1100, I don't see TiVo exceeding that which means the elite would cost $500 or less.

    It will probably only work with the TiVo HD like the current Premiere does.

    Most if not all TiVo to TiVo features will be based on the premiere platform such as streaming TiVo to TiVo.
     
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    djwilso

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    As long as it's under $1000 including lifetime, I will probably get one.
     
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    TWinbrook46636

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    If you are OTA only why would you need 4 tuners though? There can't be that many conflicts on 20-30 OTA channels vs the hundreds you get with digital cable.
     
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    morac

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    I'd think it's actually the opposite. With hundreds of cable channels, shows tend to be repeated throughout the week, many times across multiple channels (owned by the same company) . Broadcast stations tend to air programs once and that's it.
     
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    mattack

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    Why the heck would having analog tuners increase the power consumption by 1/3? That's a lot!

    Even though I realize I don't get analog now on my TivoHD (I do record analog as a 'backup' on my S1 & XS32 for some shows), it is kind of a shame.. though no OTA is worse..

    still, it's intriguing based upon price.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    My guess is the additional hardware and encoding pushes the power usage up.
     
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    morac

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    Well the box wouldn't require an MPEG-2 encoder. Encoding video requires a lot of processing power, which is all done in dedicated hardware on the TiVo boxes. I'm not sure it really requires 1/3 more power though (especially if it's not used).
     
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    BigJimOutlaw

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    According to the filing, the power consumption is reduced from 32 watts to 24 watts by stripping the analog hardware. 8 watts for 4 encoding streams doesn't really sound unusual. I'm actually a little surprised it'd only takes 8 watts to do it. Go figure. :)
     
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    jcthorne

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    Guys, no where in the article does tivo say the proposed Premiere Elite does not have OTA tuners. Just no ANALOG tuners. The digital tuners likely have no difficulty with both ATSC and QAM signal decoding, in fact there are some cable operations that use ATSC.

    Lack of analog tuners does not = no OTA, just digital OTA only which still covers 99% of all OTA programming.
     

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