Overview: The TiVo Premiere is a cable, movie, web, music, and DVR
solution for your television. The TiVo Premiere acts as your cable box (via
CableCARD) and pulls
in over-the-air signals (via Antenna). It also lets you access TV shows, movies, and music
from select internet websites, such as Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster, Rhapsody,
and Pandora. In addition, you can pause and record live TV from antenna or cable
broadcasts. A wireless IR remote
control is included for simple operation.
Service Plans: The TiVo Premiere is designed to be used
exclusively with the TiVo Service. The TiVo Service is required for proper
operation of the TiVo premiere unit. The TiVo Premiere uses the program
information provided by the TiVo Service to record programming, power the
program guide, and search for content. TiVo service provides you with an
affordable and comprehensive entertainment option. The TiVo service is available for 19.99
per month (with a 1-year commitment).
Note: Broadband Internet connection required for video
downloads. Additional third-party fees may apply. Cost does not
include any CableCARD decoder fees which may be charged by your
cable company (usually around $2/month).
HD Interface: The TiVo Premiere's new HD interface and
discovery tools makes browsing, exploring, and discovering what you want to
watch easier and more intuitive than ever. A new multi-column format delivers
more information per screen, while the new Browse feature, intelligent Discovery
Bar, Video Window, and convenient Collections area make the TiVo Premiere even simpler to use
and find your favorite shows. The TiVo Premiere lets you sort through hundreds
of channels (on antenna/cable) and thousands of broadband options from sources
like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video on Demand, and others. Results are sorted
and displayed by most popular matches first, so you're likely to find a match in
seconds after entering just one letter. Even better, you'll see all the ways you
can get your movie or TV show, including the corresponding price from each
- Browse Feature: You can browse categories and collections of TV
shows, movies, and web videos to find just what you are looking for. You can
browse categories and collections of TV shows and movies that are available
either on channels you receive (via antenna/cable) or from video on demand
(via Internet). You can browse for shows, movies, and programming in any of the
- Top Picks: Browse the most popular mix of TV shows,
movies, video providers, or collections. The TiVo service keeps Top
Picks updated, so you'll always find something new.
- My Favorites: Mark any video provider (like Netflix or
Amazon), category (like sports or cooking), or collection (like
award-winning movies or holiday shows) as your favorite by selecting it
and pressing THUMBS UP. Then browse your favorites when you're looking
for something you know you'll like.
- Collections: Browse collections of shows, like
award-nominated shows, holiday specials, or sports movies.
- Movies: Browse movies by subject matter, including
new releases, animated films, or foreign films.
- TV: Browse upcoming popular TV shows grouped into
categories like "Top 20 TiVo Season Passes," crime drama, or comedy.
- Sports: Browse upcoming sporting events by event
- Available from...: Choose a video provider, or a
featured channel or network, and browse its available shows.
- Categories: Browse shows by subject matter, such as
"kids," "travel," or "cooking
- Discovery Bar: When you use the TiVo Premiere's HD menus, the
Discovery Bar appears at the top of the screen (in thumbnail form), putting a variety of
recommendations at your fingertips. The Discovery Bar features
recommendations of movies and TV shows that are similar to ones you already
enjoy, as well as titles that are currently popular in the TiVo community.
The Discovery Bar is a great way to find new shows based on what the TiVo
Premiere knows you already like, but it doesn't contain only shows. You'll
also find actors, collections of related shows, web video providers, and
- Video Window: The Video Window is located in the upper right
corner of the TiVo Premiere's menu screens. The Video Window continues
playing the program you were watching while navigating the unit's menu.
Program Guide: The Program Guide displays up to two weeks of TV
programming at the touch of a button on the included remote control. You can
have the Program Guide display all your providers channels, only channels you
actually receive by your provider, or favorite channels. You can choose to
display the Program Guide as a grid or us the TiVo Live Guide.
- Grid Guide: The grid guide displays your channels in the left
column, and each channel's programming to the right in half-hour increments.
- TiVo Live Guide: The TiVo Life Guide display your channels in the
left pane, and the selected channels' programming the right pane.
Filter Guide: When you are viewing the Program Guide, you can filter
channels by category. The Program Guide will only display channels that have a
show in the category you chose for the next six hours.
Phone Line Connection: The TiVo Premiere needs to be regularly connect
to the TiVo service in order to keep the TV schedule up-to-date and to update
the unit's software. TiVo boxes works best when connected to a home network with a
high-speed Internet connection, but if you don't have that available in your home, you can simply plug an existing phone
line into the back of the TiVo box. You can use a long phone cable and a phone
splitter to share a phone jack with a regular phone.
Note: It should be noted that the TiVo Premiere, needs a
high-speed Internet connection to download and utilize network & internet
Updates: TiVo is constantly developing new features for its family of
products. Your subscription to the TiVo service includes software updates that
are compatible with your TiVo box model. Releases are seamlessly and
automatically downloaded during regular updates and do not require user
Antenna & Cable Compatible
Dual Off-Air Tuner: The TiVo Premiere features
built-in dual ATSC/NTSC tuners and has a dedicated input
for an antenna that will allow you to receive free standard definition (SD) and
high-definition (HD) signals over the
air. With the TiVo Premiere and an over-the-air antenna (sold separately), you
can watch the most popular shows in high-definition for free. You can press the
Live TV button on the remote control to swap between the two tuners.
Channel Scan: If you have an external off-air antenna connected to the
TiVo Premiere, channel scanning identifies all the channels that the antenna is
Cable Connection: The TiVo Premiere features a dedicated
input for cable and connects to your cable service. The TiVo Premiere is
replace your old cable box or DVR with a more powerful, advanced, and
innovative high definition (HD) DVR system. The TiVo Premiere supports digital
and analog cable signals. The TiVo Premiere plugs directly into your cable
service and replaces your old cable box with a CableCARD you get from your cable company. In
most cases, you can return your old cable box to your cable provider and stop
paying the monthly rental fee. While the TiVo Premiere is fully compatible with
your cable service, it does not replace your cable service; you still need a
cable provider to deliver your cable TV programming.
Note: TiVo does not support satellite service, such as DirecTV and
CableCARD Decoder: To view your cable company's HD and digital
channels, the TiVo Premiere requires the installation and activation of a single
Multi-stream CableCARD decoder (M-Card). A CableCARD decoder tells the TiVo
Premiere which channels you are authorized to receive, and unscrambles your
cable company's encrypted signal so you can view all the HD and digital cable
channels included in your cable TV subscription package. This card replaces the
need for your cable company's cable box. The CableCARD decoder is inserted into
the rear panel of the TiVo Premiere. After it is inserted, please call your
cable provider to activate and pair the card to the TiVo Premiere. You will need
to provide the card's serial number (found on the back of the card) and host ID
(which will appear on your TV). One M-CARD will let you watch and record two
shows at once.
Note: You must call your cable company to order and schedule the
installation of your CableCARD decoder. Some cable providers allow their
customers to pick up their CableCARD at their local service center and
install it on their own. For the TiVo Premiere, you will need a single
Multi-stream CableCARD decoder (M-Card). Federal law mandates that all major
cable companies provide CableCARDs to their digital cable subscribers. While
some cable companies offer CableCARDs to their subscribers for free, others
may charge a nominal monthly fee, usually between $2-$4 per month. Contact
your provider for details.
Channel Banner: The Channel Banner displays the program's title,
description, ratings, and other information. it appears whenever you change the
channel. To view the channel banner while watching a show, press INFO. The
Channel Banner can be displayed in three different sizes.
Closed Captions: The TiVo Premiere supports analog and
digital closed captions.
Parental Controls & KidZone: The TiVo Premiere give you two ways to
make sure your family has access to only those shows you want them to watch.
- Parental Controls: Use Parental Controls to set limits on movie
and television ratings, to lock specific channels, and to prevent viewing of
recorded shows that violate the settings you choose.
- KidZone: Use KidZone to setup an environment where only
age-appropriate channels and recordings are available. Children cannot setup
new recordings or change any settings on the TiVo Premiere.
High Definition (HD) & Standard Definition (SD) Video Outputs:
The TiVo Premiere features two high definition video outputs (HDMI/component),
and one standard definition (composite) video output to connect the unit to your
- HDMI: The HDMI (v1.3) output simplifies A/V connections by
carrying video and digital audio in one cable. This unit features HDCP
copyright protection technology, and must be connected to an HDCP-compliant
device. The HDMI output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, & 1080p video
signals. HDMI cable included.
- Component: The component video output supports 480i,
480p, 720p, & 1080i video signals. No component video cable included.
- Composite: The composite video output supports 480i video signals
only. Composite AV cable included.
Video Output Formats: TV networks and online video providers
use a variety of formats, and TV equipment receive and display video in a
variety of formats. The TiVo Premiere receives video signal in any of these five
video formats (1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i). If you are
using an HDMI cable to connect the TiVo Premiere to your television, the TiVo
Premiere will automatically set the optimal video output format for your TV.
TV Aspect Ratio: Aspect
ratio refers to the proportions of your TV screen. A standard TV screen ratio is
4:3. A Widescreen TVs are 16:9. Select the type of screen your TV has. Some TVs
automatically changer their display based on the type of signal the receive:
high definition (HD) or standard (SD). if your 4:3 TV has this features, you
probably notice that it adds bars to the top & bottom of an HD picture. If so,
select 4:3 Smart Screen. If your TV does not have this feature, you may notice
that it squeezes an HD picture into the 4:3 shape. If so, select 4:3 Standard
Aspect Correction Mode: Aspect correction is applied when the aspect
ratio of the show you are watching does not match the aspect ratio of your TV.
You can choose from the following aspect correction options.
- Full Mode: In Full mode, the picture is stretched to fill the TV
screen, which may result in some distortion. Black bars appear at the top &
bottom of the screen and the picture will appear a bit squished.
- Panel Mode: In Panel mode, side bars are added to the picture to
fill the screen, preserving the broadcast aspect ratio. This is useful if
you are watching a show broadcast in 4:3 on a 16:9 TV, or vice-versa.
- Zoom Mode: In Zoom mode, the picture is stretched without
distortion. The edges of the picture are cropped to fit the TV screen. This
mode is useful if you are watching a show broadcast with letterbox bars or
side bars. Zoom mode crops the letter box bars out of the picture.
Video Smoothing: If you see static on some basic cable and analog
antenna (NTSC) channels, sue this setting to smooth the video which will
decrease the static and improve the picture on these channels. However, it will
cause images on all analog channels to lose some sharpness.
Audio Outputs: The TiVo Premiere is equipped with analog audio (RCA)
and digital (optical) audio outputs to connect the unit to your television or AV
- Analog Audio: The unit's left & right stereo RCA outputs connect
to your TV or stereo receiver for analog stereo sound.
- Digital Audio: The TiVo Premiere features an optical
digital audio output to connect to your home theater system for digital
Dolby Digital/PCM: The TiVo Premiere's optical digital audio outputs
can be set to output Dolby Digital or 2-channel PCM.
Built-in Hard Drive: The TiVo Premiere is equipped with a
320GB hard drive for recording standard definition and high definition
programming from antenna and cable broadcasts. A small bar at the bottom of the
screen lets you know how much space you have available for new recordings.
Recording Capacity: The TiVo Premiere's built-in 320GB hard drive can
record up to 45 hours of high definition (HD) programming and 400 hours of
standard definition (SD) programming from antenna and cable broadcasts.
Note: Actual recording capacity depends on signal quality and the
type of programming being recorded.
Recording Quality: The TiVo Premiere always records HD and
digital shows using the native video signal it receives.
Each time you setup an analog recording (a
recording that isn't broadcast in HD or digital), you have the option to choose
its recording quality (Best, High, Medium, Basic). This setting is available
only before the TiVo Premiere begins recording. One hour of Best quality equals
about four hours of Basic quality, two hours of Medium quality, and 1.5 hours of
Auto Record: Up to 30 minutes of the current channel's
broadcast is always being saved, even when you are not recording. The TiVo
Premiere automatically saves up to 30 minutes of live TV, so you can rewind live
TV for up to 30 minutes. When you change channels, the TiVo Premiere clears the
saved portion and starts saving again on the new channel. You need to press
RECORD to record the saved portion as well as the rest of the program.
Dual Recording: The TiVo Premiere can record two different
live TV channels at the same time; one on each of its two tuners. The TiVo Premiere's dual tuners
even let you record
two shows at once while watching a third show online.
Recording Features: You can record shows using the TiVo Premiere with
exclusive TiVo features such as TiVo Suggestions, Season Pass recordings, and WishList recordings.
- TiVo Suggestions: TiVo
Suggestion uses a Thumps Up/Thump Down ratings systems to create a list of
shows you might like. The more show you rate over time, the better TiVo
Suggestion will get at finding interesting shows for you. When the TiVo
Premiere has available space, it automatically records TiVo Suggestion
content. TiVo Suggestions never replace shows you record, or prevent your
shows from being recorded. TiVo Suggestion are always the first shows
deleted to make room for your recording.
- Season Pass Recordings: A Season Pass recording automatically
records every episode of a series that airs on a certain channel (even if
the day or time changes). When you set up a Season Pass recording, you can
choose how many episodes to keep and how long to keep them. Season Pass
recordings are prioritized by the order in which you set them up - the first
has highest priority, and so on.
- WishList Recordings: A WishList search finds shows that match
your search criteria on any channel you receive and it keeps on searching
for as long as you keep the WishList search activated. You can search for
something specific by creating a WishList search with multiple criteria (for
example - Actor name & movie category). You can even use WishList searches
to find something very specific (for example - a specific sports team). You can set a WishList search to
auto-record, and it will record every show it finds, on any channel you
Note: If the TiVo Service finds any conflicts in scheduling
upcoming episodes of the Season Pass or WishList recording, you will be
asked to choose whether you want to keep the previously scheduled recording
or record the new show instead.
Overlap Protection: Being
able to record two programs at the same time doesn't eliminate all possible
recording conflicts. The Overlap Protection feature gives you additional options
for dealing with recording conflicts when they occur. With Overlap Protection,
the TiVo Premiere simply clips the lower priority recording by just enough
minutes to allow both programs to record. Overlap Protection works by
determining the priority of each program scheduled to record. For repeat
recordings, it use the Season Pass manager to learn which programs have higher
or lower priorities. Once-time recordings are not listed on the Season Pass
manager; these individual recording that you schedule receive the highest
priority. The most recent individual recording that you requested always has the
highest priority (TiVo Suggestions always have the lowest priority).
Note: If Overlap
Protection is turned off, when two shows on the same tuner overlap by a few
minutes, the lower priority recording is cancelled.
Extending Live Recordings:
Live events (like sporting events & awards shows) often run pas their scheduled
time. When the Extend Life Recordings setting is turned on, the TiVo Premiere
will remind you to add extra time when you set up a recording of a live event.
Managing Recordings: The
TiVo Premiere offers various ways to keep track of and manage your recordings.
The unit's To Do List shows all your scheduled recordings and lets you change
recording options or cancel recordings. You will see a list of all shows
schedule to record in the next two weeks with available recording options. You
can use the unit's View Recording History to check on a particular show's
Recording Options: The
unit's Recording Options let you customize each recording, so you always get the
results you want. You can set recording options when you first schedule a
recording, or by selecting a show from the To Do list or the Season Pass
- Time & Channel: You
can choose the time and channel on which to record the show when more than
one option is available.
- Channel: You can
choose the channel on which to record the show, when more than one channel
is available (this option is only for a repeating recording like a Season
- Keep at Most: You can
set the maximum number of episodes to be saved (this option is only for a
repeating recording like a Season Pass).
- Record: You can choose
to skip reruns and only record first-run episodes (this option is only for a
repeating recording like a Season Pass).
- Keep Until: Choose how
long to keep a show (or each episode of a repeating recording). "Space
Needed" is the default setting, or choose "Until I Delete" and the TiVo
Premiere won't delete an episode to record something new.
- Overtime Scheduler:
The following two settings are especially helpful for sports fans, but also
useful for award shows, live events, or if the network tends to broadcast
your favorite show a little off its scheduled start time.
- Start Recording:
Start recording up to ten minutes before a show is scheduled to begin
(this option is only available before recording starts).
- Stop Recording:
Set a recording to continue for a few minutes or up to three hours after
its scheduled to end. You can change this setting when you set up the
recording, or while the recording is in progress.
My Shows: All the shows recorded by the TiVo Premiere, including video
podcasts and downloaded shows, appear on the My Shows screen. You can view your
recorded content either alphabetically or by date recorded. Highlight any title
in the My Shows menu (even a show that's still recording) and press Play to
start the show from the beginning, or to resume playing from where you left off.
Once you have watched a show in its entirety, the show's title on the My Shows
screen turns from white to blue.
Groups: When the Groups functions is activated, recorded shows are
organized into folders. If you have recorded several episodes of the same show,
they can all be collect into a group. When you have shows grouped, you can
highlight the group name and play all of the shows in the group in sequence,
beginning with the oldest.
Control Live/Recorded TV: Control live or recorded TV with pause, rewind (3
speeds), fast-forward (3 speeds), slow-motion, instant replay, and 30-second scan.
- Pause: You can pause live TV for up to 30 minutes. When you
resume watching, you'll be "behind" the live TV broadcast. You can
fast-forward to catch-up to the live TV broadcast or press the Live TV
button on the remote control.
- FW/RW: This unit offers three rewind and three fast-forward speeds for recorded programming.
- Instant Replay: Instant Replay lets you jump back 8 seconds in a
program. This is useful for when you miss a sports play in a game or a bit
of dialogue in a movie, or simply when you fast-forward to far.
- Advance: You can instantly move forward 30 seconds while watching
a recorded program.
Remote Scheduling: The TiVo Premiere lets you schedule recordings remotely on a
desktop computer, laptop, or mobile phone.
- Record via TiVo.com: You can schedule recordings on the TiVo
Premiere installed in your home from any computer with Internet access and a
standard web browser. Got to tivo.com/tco to search for shows by time,
title, keyword, or actor/director. You can schedule a single episode, or set
up a Season Pass recording with all the options you have on the TiVo
Premiere at home. You can even set the show not to record if it conflicts
with a recording already schedule on the TiVo Premiere.
- Record via TiVo Mobile: With TiVo Mobile, you can access TV
listings and schedule shows to record on the TiVo Premiere, all from you
web-enabled mobile phone. Simply launch your phone's web-browser and go to
E-SATA Port (external storage): You can connect an external hard drive via the unit's e-Sata
port. The 1 terabyte My DVR Expander from Western Digital can be purchased on
tivo.com for $199.99.
Broadband-Connected TiVo: If you have a high-speed internet connection in your home
(typically from DSL or a cable modem) then you can connect the TiVo Premiere to
broadband network and enjoy access to network TiVo features like:
- Instantly watch movies & TV shows from your Netflix unlimited account.
- Download movies and shows from TiVo online partners like Amazon Video On
Demand and Blockbuster On Demand.
- Watch unlimited web videos on YouTube.
- Stream your favorite music from your Rhapsody account or from Pandora
- Share photos and home videos with friends and family.
Wired or WiFi Connection: Simply plug the included Ethernet cable into the
back of the TiVo Premiere from your network router, to access network & internet functions.
You can also connect the TiVo Premier to your home's wireless network via one of the proprietary
TiVo wireless adapters (sold separately). The TiVo Wireless USB Network Adapter
(592AG0100)plugs into one of the unit's front-panel USB ports. The TiVo Wireless
N Network Adapter (592AN0100) plugs into the unit's rear-panel Ethernet port.
Web Entertainment: The TiVo Premiere's wired or WiFi network connection lets
you access select web entertainment content, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter,
- YouTube: The TiVo Premiere lets you access videos from YouTube.
You can browse videos by category (featured, most recent, favorites, most
viewed, & top rated). You can also pause, rewind, fast-forward, and
instant replay YouTube videos.
- Free Web Videos: With TiVo web videos, you can easily access
thousands of hours of video programs through the broadband-connected TiVo
Premiere. Play a video instantly, or get a Season Pass and all
new episodes will appear in your "Now Playing List" or in your "My Shows"
- FrameChannel: FrameChannel is an incredibly cool service that
turns your idle TV into a customized, graphical information feed. During
those times when you're not watching TV, the TiVo Premiere can quietly
display a fully personalized slideshow of news, traffic, weather, sports,
celebrity gossip, and financial updates on your connected TV. You can
even monitor your social network feeds from services like Facebook and
- Audio Podcasts: Listen to your favorite audio podcasts on your TV
or home entertainment system instead of your powered computer speakers. You
can browse TiVo's list of featured podcasts or enter a URL of your own.
Online Movies: Once you have connected the TiVo Premiere to
your home's high-speed broadband network with internet access, you can access
online movies from select internet websites. The TiVo Premier has access to
movies, TV sows, and videos from a wide variety of online video providers.
- Amazon Video On Demand:
When you link your TiVo account to your
amazon.com account, you can rent or buy over 50,000 movies and TV shows and
download them to the My Shows or Now Playing list on the broadband-connected
TiVo Premiere. You can even download movies and TV shows in HD (up to 1080p). With Amazon Video On Demand, movies are typically available the same day they are released on DVD. TV shows are typically available within days of the original broadcast.
- Rent: Movie rentals are usually $2.99 - $4.99 (with specials
as low as 99 cents). Rentals must be viewed within 24 hours of starting
playback. Rentals not started after 30 days will be deleted and must be
re-rented to view.
- Buy: Buy movies for $9.99 to $14.99 (with some titles as low
as $5.49). TV show episodes may be purchased for as little as $1.89
each. Purchases may be kept on your TiVo box as long as you like. If you
delete a purchase, you can typically re-download it at no additional
charge from your Amazon Media Library.
- Blockbuster On Demand: You can link the TiVo Premiere to your
Blockbuster.com account so you can browse and rent movies from Blockbuster
from the comfort and convenience of home. Movies start at just $2.99 per
- Netflix Instant: With Netflix Instant on TiVo, if you have a
Netflix unlimited plan, you can instantly watch thousands of movies and TV
episodes streamed from Netflix to the TiVo Premiere. You need to link your
Netflix account to the TiVo Premiere and add shows to your Netflix Instant
- CinemaNow: With CinemaNow on TiVo, you can rent some of your
favorite Walt Disney Studio films via the broadband-connected TiVo
Premiere's remote control. You will need to link your CinemaNow and TiVo
- Jaman: When you link your TiVo service account to your Jaman account,
you are able to rent international and independent films and have them
delivered automatically to the broadband-connected TiVo Premiere.
- Fandango: You can use Fandango on the TiVo Premiere to see what
movies are playing near you, get convenient movie information, and purchase
movie tickets using the TiVo remote control.
Internet Radio: The TiVo Premiere lets you access select internet
radio content via its wired or WiFi network connection.
- Pandora: You can listen to free personalized radio stations on
your TV with Pandora music service. Simply enter the name of a favorite song
or artist into Pandora and create customized radio stations that stream
similar music. You can even rate the songs you hear so Pandora can adapt to
your feedback and hit your musical sweet spot.
- Rhapsody: With Rhapsody on TiVo, you can access millions of songs
all from your TV using the broadband-connected TiVo Premier and the
included remote. Whether you're in the mood for classical, hip-hop, or
anything in between, it's all just a few clicks away. And with a Rhapsody
membership, you can listen all you want, without the need to buy individual
songs. Try the Rhapsody music service free for 30 days. Become a member by
visiting rhapsody.com/tivo/signup (the same subscription works on computers and
compatible portable players).
- Live 365: Live365 is the world's largest Internet radio network,
with hundreds of stations available, which can be accessed through the broadband-connected TiVo Premiere. Browse
by category or recommendation, and then add your favorite channels for easy
access later. You'll see artist, album, and track information along with
album artwork. Additional features are available to TiVo subscribers with a
Live365 VIP membership. To learn more, visit live365.com/tivo.
- Music Choice: Enjoy free music videos by your favorite artists
from Music Choice, the largest library of today's best music videos. Search
by artist or song, or browse through popular categories and select the
videos to download to your Now Playing List.
Photo Viewer: The TiVo Premiere lets you access photo images from
select internet photo websites such as Photbucket and Picasa.
- Photobucket: Photobucket is where over 61 million people manage
and share their photos. To join, create an account with photobucket.com and
upload your favorite photos. Then, let your friends and family know your
user name, and they can find your public photos on their broadband connected
- Picasa: With Picasa Web Albums on TiVo, you can share
your story in pictures with family and friends across the country. Picasa
Web Albums is fast and easy photo sharing from Google. To share photos,
create an account with picasaweb.google.com and upload your favorites. Then, let your friends
and family know your user name, and they can find your public photos on
their broadband-connected DVRs.
Photo/Music Streaming: When
you connect the TiVo Premiere to you home network, it becomes a digital home
entertainment center with access to your computers music and photo files. If you have MP3 music files or JPEG still-image files on your PC or Mac, you can stream them to the network-connected TiVo Premiere for playback
through your TV or home entertainment system. To stream music or photos from
your PC or Mac, you will need TiVo Desktop software for PC or TiVo Desktop software for Mac.
- TiVo Desktop Software for PC: TiVo Desktop software for your PC
allows you to:
- publish your personal music library to your TiVo box
for playback through your TV or home entertainment system.
- publish your personal photo library to your TiVo box
for viewing photos and slideshows on your TV
- transfer shows from your TiVo box to your PC
- TiVo Desktop Software for Mac: TiVo Desktop software for your Mac
allows you to:
- access your iTunes music library and playlists to
your TiVo box for playback through your TV or home entertainment system
- access your iPhoto albums to your TiVo box for
viewing photos and slideshows on your TV
Note: TiVo Desktop software for PC/Mac is available as a free download from
Movie Sharing: You can make your personal home movies available
to your family and friends to watch directly on their TV using their TiVo
Premiere; no matter where they are. All you need to do is create an account with
and upload your photos and video footage, edit and customize your movie, and
receive your private channel code. Then share that code with family and friends,
and they can have your new videos automatically downloaded to their
broadband-connected TiVo Premiere.
Transfer Shows: Once you've recorded your favorite shows on the TiVo
Premiere, you can easily transfer those shows to another TiVo Premier on your
home network, to your PC or Mac, or even to a portable digital AV device.
- Transfer Between TiVos: When you have more then one TiVo
Premier connected to your home network, you can transfer shows between them
so you can watch a program which was recorded in one room in another room.
- Transfer to PC or Mac: You can transfer recorded shows from the
TiVo Premiere to your windows-based PC using TiVo Desktop software (tivo.com/desktop).
You can transfer recorded shows from the TiVo Premiere to your Mac computer
using Roxio Toast Titanium software (tivo.com/howto/mac).
- Transfer to Portable Device: With Roxio Toast Titanium, you can
transfer recorded shows from the TiVo Premiere to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, or
other compatible portable digital AV device via your computer.
Note: Shows that cannot be transferred due to copy
protection restrictions are marked with a red circle slash.
Wireless Remote: The TiVo Premiere includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit.
Programmable: Some buttons on the TiVo remote are programmable. You
have options to control power, volume, mute and input selection on your TV; and
volume and mute on your A/V receiver (stereo system).
Optional Keyboard Remote: The optional TiVo Slide remote (592C00240,
sold separately) puts the full power of TiVo in the palm of your hand. Hidden
inside its ergonomic, peanut-shaped exterior is a fully retractable QWERTY
keyboard for quick and easy text entry.