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Tivo Premiere Elite

post #1 of 92
Thread Starter 
Unit with Lifetime Service is $1000 full retail. If you can get a 10% discount on the unit and own other Tivo's, you can get $100 off Lifetime Service or pay $850. Not that much more than I paid for my Series 3 when it came out.

Who is going to buy one? Care to report?
post #2 of 92
I'm giving it serious consideration. Need to sell the wife (on the idea lol)
post #3 of 92
Waiting for mine to arrive. Replacing a 3-tuner Moxi.
post #4 of 92
Ordered
post #5 of 92
Thread Starter 
Looking forward to reports!
post #6 of 92
No OTA = NFG
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Not sure where it's shipping from - should be about a week. I'm HOPING it comes on Friday!!
post #8 of 92
I ordered on Wednesday from weaknees. Should be here in an hour or two.
post #9 of 92
I got mine last Sunday at BB. Other than a few glitches with VOD that are just about corrected, the elite has been flawless. I have an HD unit and notice the Elite is much faster. Watching four green lights go on at ten last night indicating four simultaneous recordings was a kick

I know the allocation to the BB stores wasn't great, but there are no units at any of the stores in my area, indicating pretty good initial interest in the Elite.
post #10 of 92
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Originally Posted by rstand View Post

I got mine last Sunday at BB. Other than a few glitches with VOD that are just about corrected, the elite has been flawless. I have an HD unit and notice the Elite is much faster. Watching four green lights go on at ten last night indicating four simultaneous recordings was a kick

I know the allocation to the BB stores wasn't great, but there are no units at any of the stores in my area, indicating pretty good initial interest in the Elite.

More details - please - I'm a TIVo Virgin!!! LOL

I thought that the TIVo wouldn't get VOD?
post #11 of 92
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Originally Posted by rstand View Post

...Watching four green lights go on at ten last night indicating four simultaneous recordings was a kick...

Green why would they change it from red? Green is power, at least on my HD....Traditionally red has meant REC.
I could also use 3 and sometimes 4 tuners at 11pm(CT) but no joy for me, OTA only
post #12 of 92
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Originally Posted by faceoff View Post

More details - please - I'm a TIVo Virgin!!! LOL

I thought that the TIVo wouldn't get VOD?

Loads of information available. More than I can cover in a post. Check it out here:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/?
post #13 of 92
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Green why would they change it from red? Green is power, at least on my HD....Traditionally red has meant REC.
I could also use 3 and sometimes 4 tuners at 11pm(CT) but no joy for me, OTA only

Got carried away with my happiness. It was four RED lights!!!
post #14 of 92
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Originally Posted by rstand View Post

Loads of information available. More than I can cover in a post. Check it out here:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/?

Thank you!!!!!
post #15 of 92
With Charter, I get channels 1-100, without a box. I record in sd with a Pan. DVD Recorder. If I get the box or cable card, can I record these channels with the Elite. Can I continue to record in sd, to save space? I called Tivo, and they said that I could no longer record these channels.
post #16 of 92
so if i have dozens of recorded shows on my Tivo HD XL and i want to switch to Elite, can i transfer these old recordings to the new unit? I once tried to set up kmttg with poor results because i have an old PC with limited hdd capacity. is there a way to move the recordings directly from one tivo to the other without using your computer or network? what is the easiest way to accomplish this?
post #17 of 92
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Originally Posted by jasta View Post

With Charter, I get channels 1-100, without a box. I record in sd with a Pan. DVD Recorder. If I get the box or cable card, can I record these channels with the Elite. Can I continue to record in sd, to save space? I called Tivo, and they said that I could no longer record these channels.

Does Charter "simulcast" these analog tiers in digital for their digital only receivers? If so, the Premiere will pick up this digital simulcast. Does Charter use any digital only STB's or DVRs? What are the model numbers of the boxes that Charter uses?
post #18 of 92
Thanks. I do have one of their boxes, but not been using it. With it, I can see those first 100 channels, and some over 100, which I pay extra for. Would the new Tivo record those first 100, or are they still considered analog, even though they come through the box?
post #19 of 92
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Originally Posted by jasta View Post

Thanks. I do have one of their boxes, but not been using it. With it, I can see those first 100 channels, and some over 100, which I pay extra for. Would the new Tivo record those first 100, or are they still considered analog, even though they come through the box?

Not "through the box." You use the TiVo instead of the box. Many cable systems that still offer an analog tier simulcast those analog signals as digital signals so their digital only DVRs or STBs will tune the signal. If any of the boxes that they use are digital only, then they must simulcast those analog tiers in digital. The TiVo will tune to that digital simulcast of the analog tiers. That's why I asked for the model numbers of the DVRs or STBs that they use (so I know if they use any digital only boxes.)
post #20 of 92
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Originally Posted by jasta View Post

Thanks. I do have one of their boxes, but not been using it. With it, I can see those first 100 channels, and some over 100, which I pay extra for. Would the new Tivo record those first 100, or are they still considered analog, even though they come through the box?

Your best bet is to call charter. You might need the tuning adapter as well as the cable card in order to get the premium channels.

A friend in Asheville, NC has Charter and a Premiere and she needed a tuning adapter to get HBO and other pay channels. The channels like TNT, USA, etc were ok with just the cable card.
post #21 of 92
Can anyone who owns an elite comment about the speed versus the regular premiere?
Also, are there any more screens with the HD interface? If so, which?
post #22 of 92
In 1978 I paid $1,000 for my 1st VCR.

(Note my sig)
post #23 of 92
I called Charter, and they did not seem to know what I was talking about. If you can get the first 99 "analog" channels with their cable card and the Premiere XL, can you get them with the Elite?
post #24 of 92
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

In 1978 I paid $1,000 for my 1st VCR.

I don't remember the year, but my first VCR cost me over $1200. But it did come with a remote, a WIRED remote . . .
post #25 of 92
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No OTA = NFG

Had to look up "nfg" but agree 100%. People are really willing to give up OTA and be married to cable? Not me, no way, no how..
post #26 of 92
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Originally Posted by streamerlover View Post

Had to look up "nfg" but agree 100%. People are really willing to give up OTA and be married to cable? Not me, no way, no how..

I am also OTA-only with a TiVo. I hope the new Elite is not a signal that future TiVo's will be cable-only and that they will be eliminating the OTA tuner.
post #27 of 92
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I don't remember the year, but my first VCR cost me over $1200. But it did come with a remote, a WIRED remote . . .

Like the Betmax recorder on Man Up! last night?
post #28 of 92
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Originally Posted by jasta View Post

I called Charter, and they did not seem to know what I was talking about. If you can get the first 99 "analog" channels with their cable card and the Premiere XL, can you get them with the Elite?

That depends if Charter simulcasts its analog tiers as digital for its digital only receivers or not. The "Premiere XL" had an analog tuner. The "Elite" does not. IF Charter has a digital simulcast for its digital only receivers, the "Elite" should receive them as well. That's why I asked you if Charter employed any digital only STBs on your system? I'll ask for the third time: What makes/models of STBs and DVRs does Charter use on your system? I'll know by the model number if any are digital only devices. If any are, Charter must have a digital simulcast of their analog tiers. OK?
post #29 of 92
I just exchanged my cable box for a cable card, so I don't know the model number. Now, Charter tells me that I have to get a router, in order for Tivo to work.
post #30 of 92
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Originally Posted by jasta View Post

I just exchanged my cable box for a cable card, so I don't know the model number. Now, Charter tells me that I have to get a router, in order for Tivo to work.

This is like extracting teeth. Why don't you just give me your city/zip code, and I'll get a list of STBs used? WHY did they say you needed a router?
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