TiVo launches four-tuner hybrid STB
Michelle Clancy | 17-08-2012
TiVo has launched the TiVo Premiere 4, a $250 set-top box with four tuners to record four programmes simultaneously. It offers up to 75 hours of HD recording space.
This is "to solve programme scheduling conflicts and allow families to record all of their favorite shows, while simultaneously serving as the hub to a TiVo whole home-setup," the company said.
"The TiVo Premiere 4 solves the pileup of must-see shows like Sunday nights when Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Girls, Celebrity Apprentice, Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Good Wife, True Blood, Political Animals and Family Guy can overlap in a logjam of popular shows," said Doug Bieter, vice president of retail sales for TiVo. "The TiVo Premiere 4 will allow you to go shopping every Sunday night for your weeks' worth of shows – it's the warehouse store of television and now viewers can stock up their TiVo without having to worry about scheduling conflicts."
The TiVo Premiere 4 also offers an intuitive search and browsing experience that enables users to quickly find television and broadband me from a convenient unified screen. When searching for a particular program, TiVo Search scans across cable channels as well as web-based on demand services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.
The STB includes MoCA as a networking option as well as Ethernet connectivity, so installers can use the coaxial cabling within the home to connect the TiVo Premiere 4 to the home network in setups where an Ethernet connection is not available to the DVR.
The TiVo Premiere 4 can also take advantage of TiVo's integrated apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch for intuitive remote control operations to the tips of users' fingers with simple gesture-based controls. Users can look up programme guides and information, view, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, and explore an actor's entire career with a single tap.