"Slow and buggy"1.5 starson by tholius
Pros: Online content, picture quality is excellent, nice feature set.
Cons: Hangs, crashes, ui unresponsive sometimes, reboots itself -- a real hassle. Changes channels for no reason (it decides which tuner to use to start recording a suggestion even if you are watching it) This device is AWFUL.
Summary: I love my series 3, Rock solid UI, doesn't crash, behaves rationally. The premiere is an unmitigated disaster. I cannot in good faith recommend it to anyone. I got my premiere inexpensively because my series 3 died and TiVo talked me into a bargain basement deal for the premiere. I since repaired my series 3 and use it more than the premiere. Even with reduced used, the thing crashes and reboots itself often. And the feature allowing transfers from one TiVo to another is, well, useless since almost everything is copy protected. And even when you find something to transfer, it takes A DAY to transfer an hourlong recording. Yes, both are connected on the wireless network but good grief, so is my laptop and I see very high throughput with that. Wait until TiVo gets the buggy software fixed, I doubt it will be anytime soon. There is NO COMPELLING REASON to buy a premiere if you already have a series 3. And even if you don't, you can get a series 3 with lifetime service on eBay inexpensively.