Alviso, Calif. – TiVo (NASD: TIVO) on Wednesday introduced a new
line of digital video recorders, the TiVo Premiere, which offers direct access
to broadband video services from Netflix, Amazon and Blockbuster, as well as
video podcasts and YouTube content.

The device will also allow users to stream
music from services including Rhapsody and Live365.

The $300 TiVo Premiere (320GB)
and $500 TiVo Premiere XL (1TB) will go on sale in April.


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  1. TiVo tell us the Premiere as it stands right now is a total reboot of the company’s foundation; that more powerful hardware combined with the extensible Flash platform and an interface that merges broadcast content with broadband will enable the company to attract a new breed of consumers in the years to come. That may be so, but it’s what the company manages to build on that foundation that matters, and we’d recommend hanging back on buying a Premiere until the software has been revved a few times, or at least until you can buy the QWERTY remote — that’s going to change the experience more dramatically than anything, and if TiVo manages to enable that second core and speed things up while you wait, than so much the better.