I wouldn't expect the Premiere to be any different on this issue than what you already have. Per my understanding either a TiVo (Series 3 or 4) without CableCARD(s), or a TV with digital tuner (e.g., your Samsung) without a Set-top Box, should only be able to receive analog(SD) and local digital channels. via a cable service. Why the different numbers? I don't know.