TiVo® Premiere Q Specifications: The Basics

  • Premiere Q plugs directly into your cable service, replacing your cable box, but does not provide your cable TV programming.
  • Premiere Q works with cable and antenna, not satellite.
  • Premiere Q requires a single CableCARD™ from your cable company.
  • A high-speed Internet connection is required to enjoy some features including video on demand.
  • TiVo ® Premiere Q comes with a 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Detailed Specifications

TiVo Premiere Q

Recording capacity Up to 75 hours of HD
Up to 400 hours of SD

TV input sources Digital cable, HD and standard-defintion antenna (ATSC), Verizon FIOS®
Does not support satellite or AT&T U-verse
Video output modes 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Outputs HDMI, component video, composite video, optical audio, analog audio
Inputs CableCARD™ support, cable coax, antenna coax
Other ports Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA
Wireless adapter support TiVo Wireless N, Wireless G network adapters
Phone adapter support Yes, requires purchase of a TiVo USB Phone Line Adapter
Energy consumption ENERGY STAR® certified
Series architecture TiVo Series4™ architecture
THX® sound and video certification Not THX® certified
Remote control Standard TiVo remote
Dimensions 16.5" W x 9.7" D x 2.4" H with feet (2.1" H without feet - bezel height)
Outer carton: 19.75" W x 13" D x 6.125" H.
Carton weight 6.8 lbs
Included in the carton TiVo Premiere Q
TiVo remote
Cables: HDMI, Ethernet, composite video/stereo audio, power
Batteries for the remote control



1. Green LED. A green light indicates that the TiVo® Premiere Q is on.
2. Amber LED. An amber light flashes when the TiVo Premiere Q receives a signal from the remote.
3. Blue LED. The blue LED indicates a transfer in progress from the TiVo Premiere Q network connection.
4. Red LED 1 – 4. A red light indicates a recording in progress. There are four tuners, allowing for four simultaneous recordings.
5. FORMAT button. If your screen is black and you can't access TiVo menus, press this button to change the video output format.


1. Power In. Connects to power outlet. The TiVo Premiere Q does not have a power switch; plugging it into the wall socket turns it on.
2. CableCARD. Slot for one multi-stream CableCARD™ decoder. Once your multi-stream CableCARD decoder is installed, you should not remove it for any reason.
3. External Storage. For TiVo-verified external hard drive.
4. Component Video Output. Connects to a TV or A/V system. Component Video provides a high-definition picture using a Component Video cable. Connect a separate cable for audio.
5. Composite Video Output. Connects to a TV, VCR, DVD recorder, or A/V system. Composite Video (yellow cable) provides very good standard definition picture quality. It does not provide high-definition video. It is used with the Left/Right Audio cables (the white and red cables).

* Broadband Internet connection required. Due to restrictions placed by copyright holders, certain premium programming cannot be transferred to computers or mobile devices. TiVo Desktop Plus software (sold separately) is required to transfer recordings to mobile devices.

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