Premiere vs Premiere XL (Hard Drives Question)

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  1. stephan00035

    stephan00035 New Member

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    I have a question.

    Will a hard drive from a Tivo Premiere work in the Premiere XL and vice versa or do they use different types of Tivo software?

    Thanks...
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    No, since the service numbers are different as well as the models, a 746 vs a 748 (Pxl). The Tivo software is a bit different, although its not noticeable. It would also mean to run Clear & Delete Everything even if it worked.
     
  3. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    It will not work as the guide data will stop downloading after the initial setup. This has been talked about before but i not going to search for that.
     
  4. stephan00035

    stephan00035 New Member

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    Thank you...
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    If I'm not mistaken the XL uses a bigger drive, so the right software may be expecting to be on a drive at least that big.
     
  6. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    I was assuming the OP was going from a TPXL to a TP, but one would have the problem of the software not working in either direction.
     

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