Tivo has built up their March 2nd announcement pretty heavily, but the leaked info on the TiVo Premiere from Best Buy isn’t too impressive. We’re guessing there’s more to the story.
We’ll find out what the real deal is on Tuesday, but for now we’ve got some leaked info from Best Buy that details the TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL. When TiVo sent out invites to their event, they said that “Inventing the DVR was just a warmup,” but from the info we’ve got so far, it looks like TiVo’s invented a DVR with a bit more storage space.
According to the screengrab from Best Buy, the TiVo Premiere XL is slated for a March 27th release and offers enough storage for up to 150 hours of HD recording. It lets users access on demand movies, TV and web videos. It’s also THX certified.
THX certification is a bit of a rough subject right now, especially after the Oppo/Lexicon debacle, but it’s nice to see that TiVo put a lot of care into the video and audio quality of their new DVR.
The TiVo Premiere is listed with similar features, but a much more limited 45 hour recording time for HD content.
We’re guessing there’s more to the story than just this. TiVo could really use a win right now, and if larger hard drives are all they have to offer, they’re probably not going to get it.