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Here is the WeaKnees TiVo Series4 HD DVR model comparison of all TiVo Premiere models.

 
TiVo Brand HD DVRs for Cable - Compare Models
Name TiVo Premiere (and XL)
TiVo Premiere4 TiVo Premiere XL4 (Elite)
Features
(Important differences bolded)


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Premiere XL
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Premiere Elite
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Input Sources

Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARD),
Digital Antenna (ATSC),
Verizon FiOS (requires CableCARD)
(no satellite input)

2 Tuners Concurrently Active

Digital Cable (may require CableCARD), Verizon FiOS (requires CableCARD)
(no satellite input)

4 Tuners Concurrently Active

Digital Cable (may require CableCARD), Verizon FiOS (requires CableCARD)
(no satellite input)

4 Tuners Concurrently Active

Output Resolutions 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i, 1080p 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i, 1080p 480i, 480p,720p, 1080i, 1080p
Factory Capacity 500 GB (1TB in XL) 500 GB 2 TB
WeaKnees Maximum Upgrade 6 TB + 6TB 6 TB + 6TB 6 TB + 6TB
CableCARD slots 1, in back 1, in back 1, 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

Video Outputs

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite

1 - HDMI
1 - Component
1 - Composite

Networking

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

Ethernet, or WiFi is required
Cannot be connected through phone line

On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G or N)
MoCA support through coax

Ethernet, MoCA, or WiFi is required
Cannot be connected through phone line

On-board Ethernet
Two USB Ports (for TiVo Wireless G or N)
MoCA support through coax

Ethernet, MoCA, or WiFi is required
Cannot be connected through phone line

Remote Premiere TiVo Remote (XL has Glo remote) Premiere TiVo Remote Enhanced, Backlit, Learning TiVo 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 9.7 D x 2.4 H
Front Display 5 TiVo Status Lights
(Power, Remote, Broadband, Record tuner 1, Record tuner 2)
7 TiVo Status Lights
(Power, Remote, Broadband, Record tuners 1-4)
7 TiVo Status Lights
(Power, Remote, Broadband, Record tuners 1-4)
THX None (XL has THX) None Certified
Buttons on Unit Format Format Format
Included Cables Power, HDMI Power, HDMI Power, HDMI
Compatible with TiVo Stream Yes Yes Yes
Compatible with TiVo Mini No Yes Yes


To compare the Series4 TiVo Premiere units to the Series3 TiVo DVRs, see our older HD TiVo for Cable Comparison.


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