When opening the box for his new TiVo HD, Chicago area blogger Patrick McCarron got a bit of a surprise. Rather than including the setup guide for the TiVo HD, he got instructions for the not yet announced TiVo Premiere.
Based on the information provided, this doesn’t look like the Series 4 TiVo, but a new Series 3 unit. It looks significantly slimmer than other TiVo models, and there have been some things cut from past versions.
For starters, the TiVo Premiere – which will also be made in an XL version – features a single multi-stream Cablecard slot on the back of the unit. It lacks a phone jack and the S-video output has been cut. No new features are evident, though we’ll surely know more when TiVo comes forth with an official comment.
What is clear for now is that this is not the Tru2way Series 4 TiVo. There’s some speculation that this could be part of the Best Buy branded TiVos that should be hitting stores next year, but without Best Buy and Geek Squad branding anywhere in the setup document, it’d be hard to imagine.
Source: Infinite Shamrock