TiVo Premiere XL
Released March, 2010
The Pros:Can record up to 150 hours of HD content. THX Certified. Provides access to web content (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video).
The Cons:Wi-Fi not built-in need to purchase separate adapter.
The TiVo Premiere XL is a maxed out version of the fourth generation TiVo Premiere series which comes with 1 terabyte of disk space or up to 150 hours of HD DVR recording and an improved HD user interface.
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Aside form the memory upgrade it is exactly the same as the TiVo Premiere which has 320 gigabytes or up to 45 hours of HD recording, but with added THX Certified technology for top quality video and a TiVo Glo backlit remote control. It can be used as a set-top box with your existing cable connection and internet connection for access to HD tv shows, Netflix on TiVo, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Youtube on Demand and many other content sites such as Picasa and Photobucket for viewing photos and Pandora and Rhapsody for streaming audio. Some updates to the user interface over the third generation TiVos include a dual screen browser so you can continue to watch your program while searching titles, 30-second commercial skip feature, disk space meter and an included free iPhone/iPad app that you can browse, schedule and record programs with from the phone or computer. Multiple outputs include HDMI, Composite and Component Video, as well as audio outputs for connecting to your home theater system in both Analog and Digital format for optimum clarity. Swivel Search is TiVos information search engine that has become more powerful with the inclusion of the internet for an IMDB-like experience, letting you look up anything related to movies, actors and directors etc with an almost unlimited access to online information.
- Recording capacity: Up to 150 hours of HD / Up to 1,350 hours SD
- TV input sources: Digital cable, HD and standard-defintion antenna (ATSC), Verizon FIOS
Does not support AT&T U-verse. TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV now available in select markets.
- Video output modes: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- Outputs: HDMI, component video, composite video, optical audio, analog audio
- Inputs: CableCARD support, cable coax, antenna coax
- Other ports: Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA
- Wireless adapter support: TiVo Wireless N, Wireless G network adapters
- Phone adapter support: Yes, requires purchase of a TiVo USB Phone Line Adapter
- Series architecture: TiVo Series4 architecture
- THX sound and video certification: THX certified for exceptional sound and video quality
- Remote control: TiVo Glo Premium backlit remote
- Dimensions: 16.5" W x 9.7" D x 2.4" H with feet (2.1" H without feet – bezel height)
- Outer carton: 19.75" W x 13" D x 6.125" H.
- Carton weight: 6.8 lbs
- Included in the carton: TiVo remote, Instruction manual and quick-start guide
- Cables: HDMI, Ethernet, composite video/stereo audio, power
Batteries for the remote control
User Reviews (3)
can record up to 150 hours of HD content
provides access to web content (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video)
a free iPad/iPhone app is available for added functionality
small, unobtrusive form factor
Wi-Fi not built-in need to purchase separate adapter
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