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TiVo Premiere 500 GB DVR (Old Version) - Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - 2 Tuners

3.8 out of 5 stars 1,757 customer reviews
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  • Connects to your cable service and replaces your cable box. Works with HD digital antenna, does not support satellite*
  • Records two shows at once, up to 75 hours of HD programming
  • Integrated access to Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Hulu Plus and more**
  • Full HD support, including 1080i and 1080p
  • Monthly subscription required
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Connectivity Technology Ethernet Built-in Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi
Total USB Ports 2 2 1 1
Number of HDMI Ports 1 1 1 1
Model Year 2014 Information not provided 2015 2013
Dimensions 9.7 inches x 16.5 inches 21.4 inches x 17.3 inches 6.13 inches x 6.13 inches 7.35 inches x 14.4 inches
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Product Description

Records up to 75 hours of high-definition programming; control live TV with pause, rewind, slow-motion and instant replay; access on-demand movies, TV shows, Web videos from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Streaming, YouTube, Pandora and more. Minimum 1-year service plan required ($14.99 per month). Other plans available.

From the Manufacturer

TiVo Premiere 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
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, Antenna Friendly, 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 Netflix.com for details.
** TiVo Service Plan requirements (See tivo.com 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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Brand Name TiVo
Item Weight 6.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.7 x 16.5 x 2.4 inches
Item model number TCD746500
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs Component, Composite, HDMI, Optical
Special Features Include TiVo Product Lifetime Service Contract

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3.8 out of 5 stars 1,757 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #22,767 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#582 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#5,245 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 9.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available March 25, 2012

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By Henry Sanchez on June 24, 2013
I used to pay $50+ a month for Cable/ Satellite. First to Verizon, then to Dish. I consider Dish to have better service than Verizon (Customer service and programming) but every 6 months or so I would have to call Dish support to have a tech fix my satellite due to natural causes (Rain, Wind, Storms etc) So when my satellite took another dive recently I decided to call it quits.

So I began to gather data on what it will take for me to simulate my current setup, which consists mostly of being able to record shows that I like, which are mostly from channels that broadcast over the air, and be able to get them in HD.

Here is what I came up with. To record the shows I looked into a Boxee TV setup but after reading so many bad reviews, and finding out that the DVR functionality was not ready where I live (Tampa FL) I concluded that it was not the best choice at this time. I then looked into a Roku + Antenna setup. So I picked one up (Roku 3) and it is fantastic for streaming online content, but thats it. It will not intregrate with an Antenna or record anything for you. I did not want to have to switch Inputs every time I wanted to go from live TV to Streaming either. Also, an antenna connected to your TV does not do a good job of giving you a channel line up, or guide that shows you whats coming up next.

Then I found TiVo. I got the TiVo TCD746500 Premiere DVR - Black and it is just what I needed.
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I've been waiting for years for a product like this, and I never thought I'd see it at this price. It was advertised in our local paper two days ago and I promptly logged on to Amazon and ordered one. It arrived the next day.

My goal was to replace my satellite service with free off-the-air programming, but I couldn't live without HD DVR and previous solutions were too expensive. My satellite service costs $60 a month (after my discount!) and all I use it for is local network TV... that's just ridiculous. Now my bill will be one-quarter that with no real compromise.

Set-up was pretty painless, but it did take a while to do a channel scan, download guide data, and do a system software update, so be patient. Obviously, if you need a rooftop antenna, that's the hardest part.

Note that you can use the basic functionality before signing up for the TiVo service (but I believe that after a week, it forces you to). This was good for me, because this purchase was a huge gamble.... Over The Air (OTA) HD reception has always been spotty in my neighborhood and in the past, unless the antenna was perfectly aligned, I only got local spanish stations, so I figured there was a 50% chance I'd have to return this. Turns out, the tuner in the TiVo is remarkable! With my cheap Radio Shack antenna, I now pick up 84(!!!) stations, mostly from San Francisco, almost 50 miles away. And I haven't seen a glitch yet.

Also note that once you sign up for TiVo service, it can take up to 24 hours for your box to register and activate, but after an hour or two, you can go to Network Settings and force an early registration.

Linking the box to my Pandora, Amazon and Netflix accounts was a snap.

I haven't tried linking to an iPad or Android device yet.
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Tivo has made a fairly small upgrade to their base Premiere model, increased the hard drive from 320GB (45 hours of HD) to 500GB (75 hours of HD). The old 320GB model is still for sale in some areas, here at Amazon, for example, but not on the Tivo website any longer. The price of the 320GB model had been falling, and tends to hover at around $75. This model is twice that at the moment, but you can expect retailers to start discounting it eventually. As the price falls towards a hundred, this becomes a much better deal.

In the process of upgrading their base model's storage space, they've also changed their Premiere subscription rate, reducing it from $20 to $15 per month for new contracts only, and reducing the Multi-service discount to $13/mo. You can still get the new rate on your old Premiere, even the 320GB model by signing up for a new 1 year commitment though. There is also one relatively recent feature, now officially available to all Tivos (including the older 320GB model) called multiroom streaming. Instead of actually having to transfer programs between tivos and having some wait time and multiple copies, you can stream shows between two subscribed Premieres in different rooms, which really is more convenient if you have a wired connection to both tivos.

Should you get this 500GB model instead of the still available, cheaper 320GB? If you feel constrained by the 45 hour limit, I might recommend waiting until this new base model gets marked down -- paying nearly double for less than twice the space is iffy.
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