TiVo vows that new DVR box will “rule them all”


TiVo Inc. announced the launch of its TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL boxes, declaring that each of the new DVRs “elegantly combines access to cable programming, movies, web videos, and music all in one box at a truly affordable price.”

According to the company, the new box is more powerful, compact, and energy efficient than previous generations. “If the DVR changed your life, TiVo Premiere will change it again,” the company claimed.

“It has never been this easy to get all your entertainment in one place, on the big screen, in HD, right at your fingertips. And the beauty of TiVo Premiere is that finding what to watch is just as fun as the watching the TV shows themselves. We accomplished it by using pictures and graphics to make the whole television guide experience come alive in a way that it never has before,” said TiVo President and CEO Tom Rogers. “TiVo Premiere is your new cable box, it’s your movie box, it’s your web box, and music box; it’s the one box that can give you access to almost anything you want, whenever you want it. We’ve taken millions of pieces of content and organized it for you in a way that makes so much sense you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it,” he declared.

TiVo says the new DVR is a “true one stop shop for entertainment,” combining access to TV, movies, the Internet and music all via a single remote.
“Premiere’s search functionality offers users the ability to find programs from many sources – whether it’s a digital premium channel from cable, a funny outtake from YouTube or a movie from broadband sources such as Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, or Blockbuster On Demand, plus options from the Web all brought together into one unified and simple experience,” the announcement said.

The company also claims easy navigation, with a layout designed for HD television screens. In answer to user requests, it includes an on-screen disk space meter that shows how much room is left to record,

The TiVo Premiere box has up to 45 hours of HD storage space or up to 400 hours of standard definition programming capacity. And for those who want even more options, the TiVo Premiere XL box holds up to 150 hours of high-definition or up to 1350 hours of standard definition programming.