TiVo announced its TiVo Premiere Elite THX Certified DVR, offering four digital tuners with a huge 2TB hard drive for up to 300 hours of recorded HD programming. The TiVo Premiere Elite builds upon the Series4 TiVo Premiere platform, the first and only set-top box to seamlessly combine the best of broadband and broadcast entertainment through one stunning HD interface. The TiVo Premiere Elite is intended for use with digital cable systems only and does not work with analog cable or over-the-air antennas.
The new product is TiVo’s first and only DVR with four tuners allowing for simultaneous recording of four different shows while viewing a fifth recorded program. Plus, with 300 hours of HD recording space, no program has to be deleted for the sake of space.
Further enhancing the TiVo Premiere Elite’s appeal as an all-encompassing entertainment hub is its ability to send content to other TiVo devices in the home, or integrate seamlessly with home automation remotes. TiVo Premiere Elite offers MoCA as a networking option in addition to its integrated Ethernet connectivity. By integrated MoCA support, custom installers can use the coaxial cabling within the home to connect the TiVo Premiere Elite to the home network in setups where an Ethernet connection is not available to the DVR. Home theater installers and custom integrators will also appreciate the TiVo Premiere Elite as an exceptional solution through its compatibility with some of the most popular home automation controllers, including Crestron, Control4, and RTI. This compatibility allows installers to seamlessly incorporate the TiVo Premiere Elite into existing home controls.
The TiVo Premiere Elite is also compatible with the TiVo Slide remote with a QWERTY keyboard as well as TiVo’s integrated apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The TiVo App brings intuitive remote control operations to the tips of users’ fingers with simple gesture-based controls. Users can quickly uncover program guides and information, view, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, or even explore an actor’s entire career with a single tap.
- TiVo Series4 architecture
- Supports digital cable, high-definition digital cable and Verizon FiOS
- THX-certified DVR, offering optimal video and audio fidelity
- Outputs: HDMI, Component video, Composite video, Optical audio, Analog audio
- Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- Inputs: CableCARD, Cable coax, Ethernet
- Additional support for USB 2.0 (2 ports), eSATA for external recording space, TiVo Wireless N or G Network Adapter
- 2 Terabytes of recording space for up to 300 hours of recorded programming
Price and Availability
Pending FCC approval of TiVo’s request to waive a requirement to include analog tuners, The TiVo Premiere Elite (model TCD758250) will be available by the end of the 2011 for an expected price of $499 →