TiVo Premiere FAQ: Overview, What's New?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bkdtv, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. SID6767

    SID6767 Noobie

    Aug 22, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I am considering buying one are they worth the hype?
  2. Intense

    Intense New Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    So I've had S2 for years now and have been contemplating purchasing the new premiere version.

    I have an upgrade offer where I can purchase the premier version plus the lifetime service for $500. I searched online as well as ebay to see if I can get a better price but it seems like it comes up to the same price.

    Wanted to get a few thoughts from the community about it.

  3. PedjaR

    PedjaR Member

    Jan 4, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Is there a way to clip shows for more than the 5 minutes of overlap protection? For example, say I want to record House and Chuck from 8-9 and start recording Monday Night Football at 9 (it starts at 8:30), unless one of the other shows is a repeat, in which case I'd like MNF complete. It would be nice to be able to just set a series pass that would be clipped 30 minutes if needed.
    The best I could come up is to both create a series pass for MNF, lower priority than the other two shows (to catch the first 30 minutes in case one of the other shows is a re-run), and, in addition to that, create a repeated manual recording from 9-12 with still lower priority, to record football when the other shows are new. This involves turning the manual recording on/off based on the season and will also probably record two copies of MNF if tuners are available, so I'm not too happy with it. Does anybody have a more elegant solution?

    On a separate note: is this the right place to ask questions like this? Seemed like an overkill to create a thread for one little question.
  4. Sep 6, 2010 #204 of 242

    energizerfellow New Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    To expand on this a bit more, how do you return to a recorded show after pulling up a menu? Sure you could dig through the recordings list and find it, but you would think there's be a single button to return to the show that's going on in the upper right...
  5. Sep 6, 2010 #205 of 242

    PedjaR Member

    Jan 4, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Did you try Zoom button?
  6. Sep 6, 2010 #206 of 242

    jrod9707 Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I just bought a 24" Dynex TV(TV for the kids bedroom-4 yr warranty $29-hopefuly she'll break it in 3) and the TIVO Premiere for $299 at Best Buy. TV 199 and TIVO 99. Since i have a TIVO the lifetime is 299. Not bad to get a lifetime tivo for 399 total. If you know someone that is buying a TV get them to do it this week and you can get a Tivo for $99. Just giving a few suggestions for you.
    I have to say I am very impressed with this over my S3. Fast in HD GUI mode, when your in the main tivo browser the tv program shrinks. Im going to keep it.

    Good luck.
  7. Sep 6, 2010 #207 of 242

    robin50 Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Thanks for the info jrod!
  8. Sep 7, 2010 #208 of 242
    Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin Active Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    TiVo and Best Buy had a similar promotion last year on Black Friday. So if you miss your chance this week, you might get another chance in November.
  9. tlwizard

    tlwizard New Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Did Fios ever allow VOD on Tivo?
  10. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    Thanks for the info!
  11. Baracuda2

    Baracuda2 New Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Just got the new Premiere hooked up. It's doing an OS update, from the look of things. LA LA LA LA LA ho hum.

    In the meantime, can you see anything more than Now Playing via the web browser? In the old Hack it in TiVoWeb/TiVoWebPlus days you could do tons of stuff. I'd be happy to just be able to see the ToDo list, as well as Now Playing.

  12. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    You will be able to view your to do list and your now playing list. It shows up in the options on the left hand side under Find TV Home I believe.
  13. Baracuda2

    Baracuda2 New Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Thank you for replying, but I'm sorry...where is this Find TV Home stuff you speak of? I am just going the tivo's ip address via my computer web browser using the media access key as password.

    But another question....seriously, the hdui isn't used for the Guide....with the Video Window showing so you can see the show while browsing the guide? How half-a**ed is this? :) Motorola's crappy DVRs have had that forever and TiVo can't figure this out? I hope I missed something in settings.

    I will say two things, first of which is why I will most likely keep it and tell off the TiVO HD it is replacing.... This unit resolves an issue I had. Since I am connected via my Yamaha RX-V3900 receiver, everytime I would turn the tv and receiver on, the TiVo HD would switch back to 480i or 480p mode. Didn't matter what aspect settings I used on either devices. At least on this one I can force 1080i all the time.
    Second, after reading the thread on people not even bothering with the HDUI due to it's speed, I was surprised that I find them to be fine...granted, nothing yet in Now Playing to see what that is like with a lot of shows :)
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Sorry you can get them on tivo.com not via IP. I misread your question.

    As far as the rest those are parts of the UI which havent been upgraded yet so we may see it once they upgrade those sections.

    As far as the speed complaints many of those have been addressed in later patches.
  15. Baracuda2

    Baracuda2 New Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Oh, I forgot about that part online. Thanks. And yep, I hope so too.

    OK, I have to admit I am laughing at myself about the ToDo question. :-D
  16. cupton50

    cupton50 New Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I will be getting a new (refurb) premiere Wednesday. 2 questions. What are the usb ports for and I have a 1tb external usb drive. Will the usb external drive work with the premiere?
  17. gespears

    gespears Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    1. External keyboard, Wireless G adapter, Slide remote dongle, That's all I can recall at this time.

    2. You can use a WD DVR Expander drive externally, but only that one.

    You can get more info about those in this thread. All the info you could ever want and then some!
  18. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    .... tuning adapter also plugs in to USB
  19. Nov 6, 2010 #219 of 242

    audio_inside New Member

    Jun 3, 2003
    The most recent posts I could find in this FAQ referring to the "current 14.1c version" are several months old now.

    What's the current version at the moment (ie as of 11/6/10)? Have any of the rumored/promised performance improvements appeared?
  20. Nov 7, 2010 #220 of 242

    tattube Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    current version is 14.6........as of 3-4 weeks ago

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