New Tivo devices leaked

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Two new Tivo models have shown up in Best Buy's inventory system, showing specs for one model that appear to indicate it will have a whopping one terabyte hard drive. The Premiere HD and Premiere XL HD Tivo set-tops will come out next month.

The Premiere model will be able to record 45 hours of high-def content, according to the leaked photos from Best Buy's database. The Premiere XL will have the capacity to store a staggering 150 hours of HD video. That would likely mean the size of the hard drive is one terabyte.

According to various reports, the Premiere will retail for around $300 with the XL set to hit stores with a $499 price tag.

Although Tivo has become something of a relic in a market where cable company-owned DVRs are becoming more and more accepted, videophiles recognize the highly advance features that only Tivo offers. Its broadband Internet connectivity, TV-sharing features, and mobile device connectivity set Tivo apart from most other DVR devices.

Tivo is also the only DVR maker to receive a coveted accredidation from THX.

The new Tivo models are expected to the formally announced at a press event next week, and both models are slated for a March 27 release date.