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TiVo® HD DVR Comparison Chart - compare Series3 and Series4 models

In March, 2010, TiVo announced the Series4 TiVo HD DVR, in two flavors: the TiVo Premiere, and the TiVo Premiere XL.

Here is the WeaKnees TiVo HD DVR model comparison of all TiVo HD models for cable and antenna (Series3, TiVo HD, and Series4)

 
TiVo Brand HD DVRs for Cable - Compare Models
Name TiVo Premiere
TiVo Premiere XL TiVo HD (Discontinued) TiVo HD XL (Discontinued) TiVo Series3 (Discontinued, possibly still available)
Features
(Important differences bolded)


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Premiere XL
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Series 3 HD TiVo

TiVo HD XL

Series 3 HD TiVoBacklit Remote

Input Sources Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARD),
Digital Antenna (ATSC),
Verizon FiOS (requires CableCARD)
(no satellite input)
Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARD),
Digital Antenna (ATSC),
Verizon FiOS (requires CableCARD)
(no satellite input)
Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARDs), Analog Antenna, Digital Antenna (ATSC)
(no satellite input)
Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARDs), Analog Antenna, Digital Antenna (ATSC)
(no satellite input)
Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARDs), Analog Antenna, Digital Antenna (ATSC)
(no satellite input)
Output Resolutions 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i, 1080p 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i, 1080p 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i
Factory Capacity 320 GB 1 TB 160 GB 1 TB 250 GB
CableCARD slots 1, in back 1, in back 2, in front 2, in front 2, in back
Audio Outputs

1 - Optical Digital Audio
1 - embedded in HDMI
1 - RCA A/V jacks

1 - Optical Digital Audio
1 - embedded in HDMI
1 - RCA A/V jacks

1 - Optical Digital Audio
1 - embedded in HDMI
1 - RCA A/V jacks

1 - Optical Digital Audio
1 - embedded in HDMI
1 - RCA A/V jacks
1 - Optical Digital Audio
1 - embedded in HDMI
1 - RCA A/V jacks
Video Outputs

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite
1 - S-Video

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite
1 - S-Video

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
2 - Composite
1 - S-Video

Networking

On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G or N)

Ethernet or WiFi is required unless a modem adapter is purchased.

On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G or N)

Ethernet or WiFi is required unless a modem adapter is purchased.

On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G)
On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G)
On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G)
Remote Enhanced TiVo Remote Enhanced, Backlit, Learning TiVo Remote Standard TiVo Remote TiVo Glo Backlit, Learning Remote TiVo Glo Backlit, Learning Remote
Dimensions 16.5 W x 9.7 D x 2.4 H 16.5 W x 9.7 D x 2.4 H 16.5 W x 12.625 D x 3.375 H 16.5 W x 12.625 D x 3.375 H 16.5 W x 13.5 D x 3.375 H
Front Display 5 TiVo Status Lights
(Power, Remote, Broadband, Record tuner 1, Record tuner 2)
5 TiVo Status Lights
(Power, Remote, Broadband, Record tuner 1, Record tuner 2)
Standard TiVo Lights Standard TiVo Lights OLED Digital Display
THX None Certified None Certified Certified
Buttons on Unit Format Format Format Format Format, plus General Navigation Buttons
Included Cables Power, HDMI Power, HDMI Composite, Component, Power, Phone cable Composite, Component, Power, Phone cable, HDMI to HDMI Composite, Component, Power, Phone cable, Phone cable splitter, HDMI to HDMI




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