said by Caddyroger: said by telcodad:
The new TiVo "Premiere 4" four-tuner model was officially announced today:
It just a renamed Elite with a smaller hard drive.
Yes, the old "Premiere Elite" model was renamed the "Premiere XL4" (»support.tivo.com/app/answers/det ··· _id/2295
This new "Premiere 4" (without the "XL" suffix) model has 4 tuners like the XL4, but only 500GB of recording capacity (vs. 2TB), so it can sell for the reduced price of $250 (vs. $400) for those people who mostly just timeshift and don't save many programs long-term on their DVRs.
EDIT: Looking at the specs comparision page on the Premiere models -»www.tivo.com/products/tivo-premi ··· ecs.html
- the "Premiere 4" also cuts costs by coming with only a "standard remote" (vs. a "Glo Premium backlit remote") and not being "THX Certified" (and supplied with "THX optimizer glasses") like the XL4.