TiVo Premiere

79
Global
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (2)
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite

General

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (ATSC, CableCARD, QAM cable) (2) (Analog cable)
Additional service fee
yes

Playback

Video formats
Array
Video services
Array

Recording

Remote scheduling
yes
Automatic / criteria-based recording
yes
Find / browse by content type
yes

Remote

Remote (included)
yes

Outputs

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs) (1 outputs) (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Networking

Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Storage

Internal storage
320 GB
External / expandable DVR storage
yes

Optical media

Optical media (built-in)
no
Model
XL

Key Specs

Type
High def DVR (150 hours) (1350 hours) (2)
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite

General

Type
High def DVR (150 hours) (1350 hours) (ATSC, CableCARD, QAM cable) (2) (Analog cable)
Additional service fee
yes

Playback

Video formats
Array
Video services
Array

Recording

Remote scheduling
yes
Automatic / criteria-based recording
yes
Find / browse by content type
yes

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Backlit, Programmable)

Outputs

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs) (1 outputs) (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Networking

Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Storage

Internal storage
1024 GB
External / expandable DVR storage
yes

Optical media

Optical media (built-in)
no
Model
Q

Key Specs

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (4)
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite

General

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (ATSC, CableCARD, QAM cable) (4) (Analog cable)
Additional service fee
yes

Playback

Video formats
Array
Video services
Array

Recording

Remote scheduling
yes
Automatic / criteria-based recording
yes
Find / browse by content type
yes

Remote

Remote (included)
yes

Outputs

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs) (1 outputs) (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Networking

Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Storage

Internal storage
320 GB
External / expandable DVR storage
yes

Optical media

Optical media (built-in)
no
Model
500GB

Key Specs

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (2)
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Video-on-demand
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite

General

Type
High def DVR (45 hours) (500 hours) (ATSC, CableCARD, QAM cable) (2) (Analog cable)
Additional service fee
yes

Playback

Video formats
Array
Video services
Array

Recording

Remote scheduling
yes
Automatic / criteria-based recording
yes
Find / browse by content type
yes

Remote

Remote (included)
yes

Outputs

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite (1 outputs) (1 outputs) (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Networking

Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Storage

Internal storage
500 GB
External / expandable DVR storage
yes

Optical media

Optical media (built-in)
no