When Patrick McCarron received his new TiVo HD, he noticed something odd about the included instructions. They were explaining how to "setup TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL." Could this be a sneak peek at TiVo's newest hardware?

According to McCarron, the DVR described in the instructions appears to be a "revised Series 3/HD model aimed to lower production costs." He explains that:

The main differences I can see is that It features only one Cablecard slot, which is said to be for Multi-Stream Cards only. It no longer has the S-video output and phone jack. It also seems a bit shorter than than the TiVo HD is, judging by the spacing of the component video jacks. The second page also shows the TiVo software's CableCard UI with just the single slot on the screen, which is clear this is for a device with just one CableCard slot.


McCarron has also scanned the whole manual for those wanting to take a look, but there doesn't appear to be anything crazy lurking in there. Guess we'll have to wait until CES to hear more. [Infinite Shamrock via Zatz Not Funny]