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TiVo TCD748000 Premiere XL DVR (Black)

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  • Connects to your cable service and replaces your cable box; monthly subscription required
  • Records up to 150 hours of HD programming
  • Record your favorite shows and discover new ones with TiVo's new HD interface
  • Full HD support, including 1080i and 1080p
  • THX Certified for exceptional sound and video quality
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameTiVo
Item Weight8 pounds
Product Dimensions9.7 x 16.5 x 2.4 inches
Item model numberTCD748000
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Color NameBlack
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #26,149 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Tivo TCD748000 Digital Video Recorder TCD748000 Digital Video Recorders

From the Manufacturer

Smart DVR | Brilliant TV
Step up to the world’s first Smart DVR.

Service pricing: $14.99/mo 1-yr commitment or PLS $499.99

The TiVo® Premiere XL DVR brings the best entertainment from cable and the web together in one place, on one easy-to-use remote, with one simple search across everything. It replaces your cable box and plugs into your existing cable service. So return your old cable box and with the money you save every month step up to a truly Brilliant TV experience.

  • Record seven times as much HD programming as cable DVRs‡
  • Get integrated Search results from TV and the web
  • Schedule remotely from your iPad®, smart phone or laptop.
  • Replace your cable box and eliminate monthly cable box rental fee‡‡
TiVo UI: Search
The ultimate search party

If there's entertainment you love, you'll find it here. Not only does Premiere find what you want on TV, it seamlessly combines search results from the web and cable.

TiVo UI: Netflix
Instantly watch movies & TV episodes from Netflix on your TiVo® box

Netflix on TiVo†† puts thousands of titles at your fingertips instantly. TiVo customers who have a Netflix unlimited membership can instantly watch thousands of movies & TV episodes from Netflix via any broadband-connected TiVo box — with many titles in brilliant HD.

TiVo UI: Collections
Browse and discover by category

Our handy Collections feature lets you to find great things to watch by category or genre, like Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe or Sundance winners.

TiVo UI: Amazon Instant Video
Get Amazon Instant Video movies & TV shows on your TiVo box

With Amazon Instant Video, movies are typically available the same day they are released on DVD. TV shows are typically available within days of the original broadcast. And now hundreds of new releases and all the latest episodes of your favorite shows are available in HD.

TiVo App for iPad and iPhone
Free TiVo App for iPad® and iPhone®

Get the most out of your TiVo DVR with our free iPad/iPhone app. Put the power of TiVo at your fingertips as you browse, explore, schedule and share without interrupting the show you're watching. You can also schedule recordings from your phone or computer.

up to 150 HD hours, THX, Full 1080p, Doby Digital, HD antenna ready, Remote scheduling

Why settle for just watching TV?
Experience Brilliant TV.

Brilliant TV is all the shows, movies, web videos and music you want, whenever you want them. It's the world's largest video store at your fingertips. It's millions of videos from YouTube™ and millions of songs from Pandora and Rhapsody®—all on your HDTV. It's being delighted by intelligent suggestions for new shows, and discovering great things to watch through collections of shows you can't find on cable.

Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Netflix, Pandora

* New TiVo service plan required. Terms and conditions apply. See tivo.com for details. ** Multi-service discount pricing available for select customers. Log in to tivo.com to see if you qualify. ‡ As compared to Scientific Atlanta Explorer HD8300TM DVR and Motorola DCX 3400M DVR as of March 2012. ‡‡ CableCARD required for receipt of digital cable service. Additional fee may apply from your cable provider. † Broadband connection required for receipt of 3rd party content. Additional fees may apply. †† Netflix unlimited membership required.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I had a Tivo years ago and loved it.
S. Smith
I have owned a TIVO HD in the past as well as currently owning a cable service supplied DVR and the Premiere XL is a vast improvement over both.
With TiVo, we can watch the shows we want to watch, when we want to watch them.
Timothy Kennedy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

249 of 254 people found the following review helpful By TomK1 VINE VOICE on April 5, 2010
This is finally a worthy successor to the Tivo Series 2. While there have been 2 previous HD Tivos before, their relative cost and the lack of available options for lifetime subscription made them unattractive financially compared with the cable company DVR. If you purchase directly from Tivo, there is a (...) lifetime subscription option to those with a previous lifetime subscription. That makes this a worthwhile deal, even if it takes about 30+ months to break even.

If you've not used a Tivo before, I would say it is head and shoulders above Comcast's ugly, ill-conceived interface. If you've used Verizon, it will be a step up, but not nearly so dramatic. If you've used Tivo before, you'll feel right at home. It's basically the 8 year old Tivo interface that's been spiced up here and there, with supporting links to Netflix & Blockbuster for streaming movies.

This Tivo requires an M-Series cable card if you're not recording from an antenna. If you're not sure, call your cable company to see if they support it. Verizon did struggle with this question, although eventually I found someone to confirm the Verizon cable card supports multi-stream. However, the Verizon tech they sent was helpful and had the job complete in about 15 minutes.

Although the Tivo supports resolutions up to 1080P, it is only available at 1080p/24, so if you have a slightly older set that only supports 1080p/60, you'll have to drop back to 1080i. That isn't spelled out anywhere on Tivo's site, although it probably doesn't make much of a difference.

This Tivo networks nicely with older Tivo's allowing you to transfer video between them, although it's not possible to transfer from an HD Tivo to a SD Tivo, although the reverse works nicely.
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223 of 230 people found the following review helpful By L. Bannister on April 15, 2010
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I've had a TiVo or two since the Series 1.

Some observations:

1.) Bought one here from Amazon and one from TiVo directly. Buying from Amazon is just so much better than buying from the manufacturer... TiVo shipped theirs via some weird shipping arrangement, whereas Amazon Prime ships it 2-day and tracking is always accurate. I had an upgrade offer from TiVo, but by the time they charge tax, etc. the price was like $429 and Amazon's $499 price on this was offset by their $50 Amazon OnDemand credit - so kind of an ok deal to go with Amazon. A no-brainer if you don't have a TiVo upgrade offer.

2.) These units are slick-looking. Sure, some people will complain that they have lost their fancy clock on the front, etc., but the thinner height and black case are great - looks great with our 40" LCD sitting on top of it.

3.) Smoothest install ever - and that was with Comcast. Comcast in my area (Pittsburgh) drives me nuts - in fact, these new TiVos were impulse buys after Comcast screwed us with not being able to "transfer" two of their DVR's with our recordings on them to our new address - they said it simply wasn't possible and they would need to collect the boxes and give us new ones. Yep, we lost all of our recordings on their boxes. Idiots. So I was surprised when the installer showed up with the CableCards and we had two of them up-and-running in 15 minutes. Quite a bit different than my first TiVo CableCard installs from yesteryear. But probably a few things in my favor:

A.) When booking the appointment, I stressed I needed the installer to bring M-cards (multistream) instead of S-cards (single stream).
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183 of 197 people found the following review helpful By grn4jd on April 16, 2010
This is my fourth TiVo box, and I upgraded only because the hard drive in my Series3 died (for the second time in 3 years), and I didn't want to pay Weaknees $250 for a 1TB replacement drive. TiVo got me with their upgrade offer of $100 off on the Premiere XL, so I got it for "only" $399 and bought it directly from TiVo.

I've had the unit working for about a week now, and I am definitely less than impressed. As others have noted, the UI is very inconsistent, and there are numerous areas where you default back into the old, 480i Series2 or Series3 screens. There is still the inconsistency between Netflix and Amazon pages (which also use the low res screens) and the rest of the UI. Worse, the screen often flashes or turns grey for a moment as the unit switches resolution from 1080i so that it can display the lower res screens. It is still unacceptable for a company that built its reputation on a simple, great looking UI to produce software that looks like this, but I have gotten used to it somewhat. But my wife saw these transitions the other day and remarked "uggh, that looks awful".

My unit has crashed -- and I am mean a hard lockup -- twice in the 6 days or so it has been powered on. I had to unplug the unit and wait for the lengthy reboot process both times. If TiVo is going to build such flaky software, they need to put a reset button on the front of the unit. It is a total pain to have to deal with these crashes, especially when the system is in the middle of a recording.

From a feature perspective, the system still will not stream from a media server unless you install 3rd party (in my case beta) software. The system still wants to copy over the entire file, although you can start playing it quickly after the copying starts.
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