TiVo has announced that it will be offering two new digital video recorders in early April: the $299.99 Premiere and the $499.99 Premiere XL. Both models feature a new interface that several tech bloggers have described as “TiVo meets IMDB”. The new interface is based on Flash and will support downloadable extensions. Here are some bullet points:
New HD user interface for optimized search & discovery
Records up to 45 hours of HD programming
Support for NetFlix, Amazon Video, and YouTube
Connects to your cable service, replacing your cable box
Access the world’s largest on-demand video store
Schedule recordings online or with your mobile phone
TiVo Premiere XL
3 times more recording space — up to 150 hours of HD
THX certified for premium audio and digital quality
TiVo premium backlit remote control
Users will also have to pay the TiVo service fee, which ranges from $12.95 a month to $399 for lifetime service.
I’m amazingly psyched for the TiVo Premiere XL. I want one now!!! *sigh* Too bad I totally can’t afford it.
Any of you going to spring for a TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL?