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TiVo Premieres get big speed update, DVR-to-DVR streaming

updated 12:20 am EST, Fri January 20, 2012

Major TiVo Premiere update arrives at last

TiVo posted a much-requested update for its Premiere-series DVRs mid-week that answered a number of complaints while adding upsides of its own. The 20.2 upgrade speeds up the interface to touch on a common lag problem and brings the Grid and Live Guides into HD for the first time. Those who have more than one TiVo now have the luxury of streaming a show recorded on one TiVo to another on the same network instead of having to transfer it completely.

Mid-viewing gets its own update. The Info Banner has a new look that gives detail about both the current and upcoming show, including the buffer, and will now expand into a full banner with a brief summary of the show. The Discovery Bar has been reworked to be more persistent while it refreshes with new suggestions. Searching now works for Hulu Plus as well as spelling out channels and wishlists.

Premiere, Premiere XL, and Premiere Elite boxes bought independently of a cable provider are getting the update from this week on and should be done by the end of January; ones from RCN and elsewhere should be updated by the spring. TiVo is teasing a spring update for everyone that will refresh the Netflix and YouTube apps, add Comcast's Xfinity On Demand streaming, as well as bring parental controls to the HD menu system.









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