What more can the Premier do over the TiVo hd?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Alvysyngr, May 10, 2011.

  1. Alvysyngr

    Alvysyngr Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    I have no interest in hd menus and although the iPad app looks cool I use it for work, So aside from that what can the premiere do that my TiVo hd cannot? I am asking because I want to replace my series 2 and am not sure which way to go. I love my s3 with a tb drive, it does everything it should but am I missing something?
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Much faster MRV/TTG transfers, upcoming (someday) Hulu Plus app, upcoming (someday) VOD with Cox and Comcast, VOD with RCN, iPad app.

    That's pretty much it right now. Oh, and you'll only need 1 cablecard from your provider, not 2 as in the S3.
  3. A@ron

    A@ron New Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    Premier also has the ability to handle flash video where the TiVo HD does not.
    The TiVo HD does support a multi-stream cable card where original the S3 does not.

    The premier is less hackable for the moment so I'm actually sticking with my TiVo HDs.
  4. Alvysyngr

    Alvysyngr Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    Maybe I'll grab another S3 - I can probably get one these days for $50 and $100 for a 2tb Drive on ebay....
  5. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Premiere handles 1080p video. It also does not have several of the format playback bugs for 720p video that the Series 3s do. Premiere supports much higher bitrate media files as well. If you do any integration of home media onto the Tivo, the Premiere is a worthwhile improvement over the Series 3. For basic DVR functions, not so much.
  6. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    The Premiere, Premiere XL, TiVo HD, & TiVo HD XL all are easy for the owner to upgrade their internal HD drives to 2TB. Not so much for the Original Series 3 - which I believe at this point requires you to buy a pre-imaged drive to use a 2TB drive.

    The Premiere is the current model and more likely to receive future bug fixes and improvements.

    I have an Original Series 3, a Tivo HD, and a Premiere. While I would not replace my working Series 3 or TiVo HD with a Premiere if either failed completely I would likely replace it with a Premiere not a used Series 3 or TiVo HD, but then I can buy a new Premiere with lifetime for $469, which it sounds like you should also be able to do through the current upgrade offers.

    Good Luck,
  7. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

    Oct 12, 2002
    Has anyone actually been able to play 1080p content on their Premiere? and if so, from what source did it originate?
  8. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    I believe people on this forum have indicated they are ripping blu-ray disks and pushing them to their Premieres for viewing. I have not done this but it is one way you would have access to 1080p content.

  9. lujan

    lujan Active Member

    May 24, 2010
    I've watched movies from Amazon VOD that was in 1080p.

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