Tivo unveiled their new TiVo Premiere service last night which is the first TiVo box to use a new Adobe Flash-based interface. The upgraded interface now allows you to view it on HD widescreen displays and shows two seperate screens side by side as you navigate the new menu system.
TiVo Premiere is available in two versions the Premiere with a 320GB of storage, capable of saving upto 45 hours of HD veiwing priced at $300 and the Premiere XL with a huge 1TB or 150 hours of HD storage for $500. There’s also a monthly subscription fee of $12.95 for the service.
Both models have Tivo’s new widescreen interface and Ethernet internet connections to allow users to view web content. The new web software includes ‘Swivel Search’, which provides an online database of movie and TV information. Search for an actor, director, film or TV show and you’ll be shown online viewing options, including Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Amazon on Demand
Tivo’s new remote to complement their new service is identical in shape to the existing ‘peanut’ shaped remote but slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboad. The downside though is that it isnt bluetooth and requires a USB dongle to be plugged into either a TiVo Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo Premiere box.
The TiVo Premiere QWERTY Remote will be available later this year but not prices have been released as yet. Check out TiVo’s website for more information.
Via Gizmodo Via Device