Surprise, the TiVo Premiere Elite officially releases today! What? Yes, I know, I have been posting for the past few days about it being available for pre-order, and even initial customer impressions after it hit Best Buy stores yesterday. But just pretend that all never happened, because this is the official announcement!
Four-Tuner, Two Terabyte, THX® Certified TiVo® Premiere Elite Now Available
New Set-Top Box Joins the TiVo Premiere Line and Delivers Unprecedented Offering to High-end Integrators and Home Theater Enthusiasts
ALVISO, CALIF., Oct. 10, 2011 – TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the availability of its latest premium offering – the TiVo® Premiere Elite set-top box. Designed for the most discerning home theater enthusiasts, the TiVo Premiere Elite offers four digital tuners and an unprecedented two-terabyte hard drive for unmatched recording capabilities, as well as THX® certification for optimal sound and video fidelity.
The new product, available today, is TiVo’s first and only retail DVR with four tuners allowing for simultaneous recording of four different shows while viewing a fifth recorded program. Plus, its industry-leading two-terabyte hard drive allows for up to 300 hours of recorded HD programming, that’s two times more recording space than current offerings.
“The sheer power and expansive range of capabilities on the TiVo Premiere Elite answer a demand from our high-end and custom-entertainment consumers; it rounds out our range of products to meet the entertainment needs of all consumers, from general entertainment lovers with TiVo Premiere to the home theater enthusiast with the TiVo Premiere Elite,” said Doug Bieter, Vice President of Retail Sales for TiVo, Inc. “By making the TiVo Premiere Elite available at Best Buy Magnolia locations and through select home theater installers, we ensure our customers receive the best advice and professional expertise for their home theater or whole-home solution, and will enjoy TiVo’s gold standard user experience.”
The TiVo Premiere Elite is intended for use with digital cable systems only and does not work with analog cable or over-the-air antennas. With the added distinction as a THX Certified DVR, the TiVo Premiere Elite offers a high-end solution to get the most out of a customer’s high definition television and cable subscription. It maintains TiVo’s gold-standard, easy to navigate user interface, integrating Web entertainment from Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, bringing Brilliant TV to life.
TiVo Premiere Elite Key Specifications:
- TiVo Series4™ architecture
- Supports digital cable, high-definition digital cable and Verizon FiOS®
- THX Certified DVR, offering optimal video and audio fidelity
- Outputs: HDMI, Component video, Composite video, Optical audio, Analog audio
- Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- Inputs: CableCARD™, Cable coax, Ethernet
- Additional support for USB 2.0 (2 ports), eSATA for external recording space, TiVo Wireless N or G Network Adapter
- 2 Terabytes of recording space for up to 300 hours of recorded programming
The TiVo Premiere Elite will be available through tivo.com, authorized home theater installers and Magnolia stores nationwide for $499.99 MSRP. To learn more about the product visit www.tivo.com/elite.
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About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO – News) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at www.TiVo.com and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo’s intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.TiVo.com