New 500 GB TiVo Premier and New Service Price

Worth the premium over a cable company DVR?

It was just a couple of days ago that we told you where to find a bargain on a TiVo DRV. Now it seems the reason for that bargain may have been the fact that TiVo is coming out with new models and a new monthly service plan.

The new entry-level TiVo Premier model cost $149 and records two shows at once up to 75 hours (up from 45) or HD content. Following that is a Premiere XL model priced at $249 that goes up to 150 hours of HD. Finally Premiere Elite will be offered for $399, that’s $100 than the previous Elite model, and it can record four shows at once for up to 300 hours of HD

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Of course you still need to pay the monthly service fee. If you have one TiVo, the rate is $14.99/month. Multiple TiVo owners get a discount, only $12.99/month for each device. You can also pay a one-time fee of $499 to cover service for the lifetime of the unit (or $399 each if you’re a multi-unit household).

Unlike your cable-supplied DVR, these set-top-boxes also offer an assortment on streaming video and audio services such as Netflix, Pandora, Amazon and Hulu Plus.

The new models go on sale March 25th.



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