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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by McCarron, Dec 30, 2009.
the ugly as f*ck version
no pretty nightlight
What indications would that be? We can't determine anything about the internals of the Premiere from the leaked setup sheet and that's what will determine whether the new unit is a "Series 4".
I could have farted more interesting details than the "leaked TiVo premiere" info
Holy Sh*t!! No S-video or phone jack!! Holy Sh*t!!
Ahh ok. I know that one lol. I didn't keep up on Tivo once I left for the Directivo versions. They just never offered anything to bring me back until the Sears clearance sales.
If the leaked pictures are correct then the only info we need to know is the size of the hard drive. Otherwise, it's just a Series 3 with still more than is needed.
All I need is HDMI and and network connection. I don't usually touch analog.
I think the days of high-end TiVos like the Series 3 are long gone. The TiVo Premiere is almost certainly a replacement for both the Series 2 and Series 3 so I think as far as TiVo is concerned they will consider it a Series 4.
While they are obviously catering to those who have embraced HDTV they did leave in just enough analog connections so as not to alienate anyone. The telephone jack is gone but I could see TiVo selling a USB adapter of some sort for those still using dial-up connections. Based on the back of the unit it seems clear there has been some cost cutting in order to simplify things. The TiVo Premiere will undoubtedly be "stripped down" but since so much time has gone by since the TiVo HD came out it should still perform better due to faster chipsets, larger hard drives, etc.
I am curious to see if they have made any improvements to the OTA tuner.
Personally, I was hoping Tivo would launch a unit that would record 4 channels, akin to AT&T
Case in point. Why would you expect such a cost-reduced box to have any specific new features?
In some ways, I have to think that some folks are setting themselves up to be very disappointed.
Perhaps deliberately so that they have loads to complain about when the box is actually announced. ROTFL
Consider this.... why call it 'Premiere'?? If it's just going to be a refresh with no new features.
What is missing that you would visibly have to see to make it a Series4?
You've never met a marketer, have you?
Indeed... I suppose I should have explained my <<stunned look>> response to magnus' message -- you've captured my reaction in words.
Right, and for all we know "Premeire" could simply be the branding for the Best Buy TiVos.
I expect to be disappointed only because it will be as most predict, but then Tivo has always been predictable when it came to new hardware.
Expecting to be disappointed means that your expectations are incorrect. Disappointment, by its very nature, should only be a surprise.
But if you always expect the worst or the least and you continue to get what you expect can very easily be disappointing. Meeting basic expectations and not exceeding them is why I know I will be disaapointed.
At least I have ceton to keep me excited and now it looks like directv fans will have their new dvr this quarter to also be excited about.
There seems to be a lot of arguing as to whether the Tivo Premier is a low end or high end unit. I will undoubtably be a low end unit.
Look at the "leaked instructions" again. It describes how to set up a Tivo Premier or PREMIER XL...
Oh gosh, I don't know what to say, except I'm sorry.
Like the TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL the differences will likely be minor with the XL again referring to increased hard drive size. 250GB up from 160GB for the Premiere and still 1TB for the Premiere XL would be my guess. Why not more than 250GB for the Premiere when hard drive prices are so cheap? Remember, this is TiVo we are talking about.