It looks like somebody at TiVo may have screwed up when they packaged Patrick McCarron’s newly purchased TiVo HD. Like any good geek, Patrick went ahead and read the instructions for his new DVR. To his surprise, the instructions describe how to setup a TiVo Premiere or a TiVo Premiere XL not a TiVo HD!
I figured it was a simple re-branding until I looked to the picture on the bottom of the page for where to put the CableCard. I already own a TiVo Series 3, which takes the two cards in the back, and the TiVo HD takes two cards in the front. So I was surprised to see this picture to show a single slot on the back. That’s when I noticed that this didn’t match my TiVo HD at all, and is in fact a new un-released TiVo model called the TiVo Premiere!
Thanks to Patrick for sending this in via Twitter.