Originally Posted by aaronwt
People have been talking about HD menus freezing for 2 or 3 minutes. That has never happened on the seven Premieres I have setup. the longest an HD menu will take is a few seconds on my boxes, usually it's quicker.
TiVo addressed most of the stability issues in the 11.0c software. I believe there are still some issues related to the use of certain older IR codes, which some users have programmed on their Harmony remotes.
As I've mentioned several times, I don't find the HDUI usable given the lag on the My Shows menu. I will not
wait 2-4 seconds for the "working" icon every time I click through to the next page on the recorded list. I expect every page to refresh in 0.5s or less, and I won't be switching back to the HDUI until it does.
Anyone satisfied with the TiVo HD should be more than satisfied with the classic menus on the Series4 (Premiere). In addition to superior network throughput, the Premiere noticeably improves responsiveness in classic and makes some useful tweaks to improve usability. Examples include the new press-and-hold trickplay functions, USB keyboard support, more video output options (incl. 1080p24), improved handling of delete notifications, new channel logos in the recorded list, and a 15 minute menu timeout for liveTV. Further explanation in my review
, last updated 4/17.
At this point, I think it would be unwise to purchase a Tivo HD / Series3, unless it can be had at a substantial
discount from the Premiere. TiVo is working on some long-requested improvements, not all of which are UI related. Today, the Series4 functions as a faster Series3 for those that find the HDUI unusable, but that won't be the case in another year.