TiVo Premiere Available Now

Posted Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The long awaited TiVo Premiere is available now from retailers across the country.

If you’ve been waiting for that upgrade to your old TiVo, you’ll be happy to know that the TiVo Premiere models are available now. If you’re looking for a substantial upgrade to your old TiVo, however, you’ll have to keep waiting.

The TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL aren’t bad devices by any means, and you’re not going to regret picking one up if you don’t have a TiVo or DVR. They’re just not going to blow you away like the first few TiVo generations did.

TiVo’s redesigned user interface is nice, but laggy. Premiere units are dual-core machines, but are still only using a single core for stability purposes, which means everything works a lot slower than intended.

And while it’s not the worst exclusion, it’s pretty upsetting that TiVo is making the effort to include streaming content, on demand content and the usual television content while at the same time failing to include a QWERTY remote that would really make searching simpler.

Still, you can pick up the TiVo Premiere now for $299, and the TiVo Premiere XL for $499.

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