The TiVo Premiere is a fourth generation Tivo device that puts a DVR recorder with 320 gigabyte capacity and user friendly interface into a slim design that is their smallest incarnation since it's introduction 1998. Multicore processor delivers an HD interface that can now be used simultaneously while you are streaming a program. You can search both tv stations and internet programs, access Netflix on Tivo and select from thousands of titles, while Amazon Instant Video lets you download DVDs the day of release and tv shows within 24 hours of broadcast. Also supported are Youtube on Demand streaming and Blockbuster on Demand. A free iPad/iPhone app also lets you browse, schedule and record programs from your phone or computer. New features found in this fourth gen Tivo include a 30-second commercial skip function, shows that change color to indicate you have already watched them, disk space meter and an improved menu that makes use of the widescreen format by showing two pages at the same time, so you can browse titles without interrupting your show. Even though Wifi is optional via a dongle sold separately, the inclusion of the internet has been fully realized in the fourth gen TiVos, which employ an IMDB-like search system called Swivel Search found in earlier versions, only now with the power of the internet you can search to your hearts content about any title, actor etc. Audio streaming from sites like Music Choice, Live 365, Pandora and Rhapsody is also supported as well as streaming your music library from a PC or Mac.
- Recording capacity: Up to 45 hours of HD / Up to 400 hours of 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: Not THX certified
- Remote control: Standard TiVo 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