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TiVo Premiere 500 GB DVR (Old Version) - Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - 4 Tuners

4.1 out of 5 stars 365 customer reviews
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  • Connects to your cable service and replaces your cable box; monthly subscription required
  • Record 4 shows at once
  • Your favorite channels plus Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video and more
  • Full HD support, including 1080i and 1080p
  • Records up to 75 hours of HD programming
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: TiVo
  • Model Number: TCD750500

Product Description

Product Description

Tivo Premiere 4 TCD750500 Digital Video Recorder TCD750500 Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)

From the Manufacturer

TiVo Premiere 4 DVR

TV and web entertainment, made simple and searchable.

The most advanced and innovative DVR ever built, TiVo Premiere brings two worlds of entertainment together on a single screen. Its delightfully easy-to-use search and explore features enable you to maximize your cable subscription and take full advantage of seamlessly integrated web apps. It truly is the box to entertain.

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Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora, Rhapsody, Picasa

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TiVo Premiere 4
Monthly: $14.99/mo, Product Lifetime service $499.99 one-time payment

Meet the TiVo Premiere DVR family. We’ve got awesome, more awesome, and most awesome.

TiVo Premiere: 2 tuners, 45HD hours
TiVo Premiere 4: 4 tuners, 45HD hours
TiVo Premiere XL4: 4 tuners, 300HD hours

Experience TiVo Premiere

It looks easy because it is.

Each of Premiere's stunning menus was designed with ease-of-use in mind. They make navigating your virtually infinite entertainment choices simple, fun and intuitive.

TiVo Central

Whole Home, Series4, Dolby Digital, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, DCR, Up to 75 HD hours.

* Broadband internet connection required and additional fees may apply for receipt of third-party services. Netflix unlimited membership required. See for details.
** TiVo Service Plan requirements (See for details.) TiVo service is required and sold separately. No functionality is represented or should be expected without a paid subscription to the TiVo service.
† Designed for use only with digital cable systems. It does not receive analog programming, including over-the-air, and will not work with an over-the-air antenna. If you are unsure whether your cable operator's service provides digital simulcast of all analog programming, please contact your provider to determine whether it offers all-digital or digital simulcast service.
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Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name TiVo
Item Weight 9.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 13 x 19.8 x 6 inches
Item model number TCD750500
Color Name Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 365 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #58,523 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#1,095 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#12,241 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 10.1 pounds
Date First Available August 10, 2012

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I had used TiVo about 10 years ago and had switched to a windows media center pc. That PC was getting pretty old and slow even after multiple upgrades and I found out Comcast would work with TiVo in my area. I always loved my TiVo and was tired of the quirks and glitches with WMC. So I was excited to get this major upgrade - new TiVo interface, integrated with Comcast so no extra cable box, and 4 tuners!!

Unfortunately TiVo hasn't really done much with their software in like 10 years! Are there new features - yes - I can stream netflix and amazon and even local media, but my TV and DVD player can do that probably even better than the TiVo. Can I record 4 shows at once? Yes - that is about the only really cool feature - not having to worry about overlapping recordings. But even then, the interface gets slower the more it is doing and I frequently press a button and when nothing happens press it again only to find out 1.5 seconds later that it took both button presses and went beyond what I was trying to do.

I have had this TiVo for about 4 months and will probably keep it for a year or two. But I mean if Apple or Amazon (or even MS XBOX) looks really great I will probably switch. I am glad I did not buy the lifetime TiVo service. I was just really disappointed that the once great TiVo is almost still the same and even clunky user interface. What happened?

UPDATE: A couple additional comments. First the good - they have released a pretty cool ipad app that allows you to control the tivo and maybe even stream tivo content to the ipad. It is a very nice way to navigate most of the tivo functions. Unfortunately it does not allow you to control everything like the streaming services - how ridiculous. It a great feature but with severe limitations.
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I bought this to replace the last set top box in my house. We had too many conflicts where two shows being recorded, so what the heck, let's buy a four tuner.

Why does my beloved Tivo company think that it is ok to take 3 steps backwards? As an early adopter (2001 with DirecTivo), I have seen Tivo improve the product in so many ways. The "sports" recording options to over-record for overtime; the overlap management with the weird 62 minute shows; and the multi-room sharing/streaming. All of these things are state of the art.

Netflix streaming was one of those brilliant decisions. You don't need Roku (or a Media Center PC) to watch Netflix. The problem is that the evolution of the product has sacrificed performance. Series 3 had a limited Netflix viewer that required you to select shows to an "Instant Queue," but it would boot up promptly from the Tivo. In comes the Premiere's with their fancy Netflix browser, and the boot time to watch a "Parks and Recreation" is a slothy 70 seconds. I know that Tivo saves a lot of money with their cool linux build on cheap processors, but it is time to spend some R&D on speed.

They've gotten a little big in their britches with their service pricing, but so have the cable companies with their proprietary PVR's. And, my fingers have a decade of muscle memory with the 3-speed fast forward, that I couldn't imagine moving to another PVR.

Bottom line: Room to improve, but still the best in the market.
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this is my second unit. I made the purchase for I tire of being ripped off by the cable companies. I 'lease' their unit for 16.99 a month and have to turn it in when I leave them. I OWN this box. I can record four shows at once. I can join netflix and hulu plus thru this unit and it has the bells and whistles I want in a box. I don't have to add on accessories. I LOVE this unit. I did have a problem with it. The remote did not work. I have other tivo remotes but at some point I will contact them (or amazon) to get a replacement unit but that did not stop me from enjoying the unit
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I'll really focus on the negatives more than the positives here.. But for starters this DVR has a great, easy to use menu, and awesome features like Netflix and Pandora, etc. Very easy to use and wishlists are cool, you never miss a talk show with your favorite actor or band, or sports games with your favorite team! Also the app on my Iphone is awesome! Easily the best DVR out there!

For the issues..
(UPDATE 4/5/2013) TiVo Still restarts just as frequently, about once a week-2 weeks. Even after the newest software update.
(UPDATE 7/7/2013) Haven't had a restart in two weeks since last update. Some channels have trouble tuning in which requires me to restart TiVo manually.
(UPDATE 12/12/2013)- Ads are now even bigger, and in more places than before. Getting ridiculous and they are getting in the way!
(UPDATE 1/20/2015)- Ads are still in the way, no bugs have been fixed. Interface looks a bit better than before and some more HD apps. No more YouTube app.


-The DVR doesn't tell you when you've watched a program. Also the "NEW" yellow box logo stays with all programs that were recorded the first week they aired. In other words, almost everything on my DVR says "NEW," even though it's 3 months old now. Fix this with an easy software update? But they haven't had it for years, so don't expect it.

- There are ADs everywhere. TiVo.. I'm paying you $15 a month, for what? idk, and you throw advertisements covering the bottom 1/3 of the screen at me when I pause something, Bounty Toilet Paper ADS everywhere. Is that a joke?

-When moving from the TV broadcast, to the guide, to the menu, the tv program glitches out for a second, so you miss a tiny bit of dialogue.
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