TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box now available

This week the fine folks at TiVo have today announced availability of their new TiVo Premiere Elite set-top box. This box will be the company's first and only retail DVR with a full four tuners allowing users to record four channels at once, all while viewing a fifth recorded program. Never ever miss any TV show again, ever! You'll also have a gigantic 2-terabyte hard drive, this allowing you to record "up to 200 hours" of HD programming, two times the recording space that any other current comparable solution offers.

You won't be able to use this new Elite system with analog cables or over-the-air antenna, such is the nature of this digital cable system ONLY solution. This device is a THX Certified DVR, and it maintains TiVo's "gold-standard," user interface, Neflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube. The TiVo Premiere Elite outputs to HDMI, component video, composite video, optical audio, and analog audio.

Video outputs range from 480i to 1080p, and you'll be able to input video with CableCARD, Cable coax, and of course, ethernet for all your internet-based content. You'll get 2 USB 2.0 ports, eSATA for external recording space, and TiVo wireless N or G network adapter capability. This system supports digital cable, HD digital cable, and Verizon FiOS, and the entire system is built on TiVo Series4 architecture. This Elite system will be available through tivo.com, authorized home theater installers, and Magnolia stores nationwide immediately if not soon for $499.99 MSRP.