View Full Version : Can unsubscribed TCD649080 be used as a DVR?

11-17-2007, 10:52 PM
The price of a new TIVO TCD649080 has dropped to $70. A real bargain for just the components.

Can this series 2 TIVO be used as a 'dumb' DVR without subscribing to the TIVO service? I am currently just looking for a DVR that can be set to record at a specific time, use the IR blaster to turn on a DishNet set top box, set the channel, record the show then switch off the satellite receiver after the time has elapsed. Is this possible?


11-18-2007, 12:10 AM
Your best bet is probably to find a series 1 Tivo with the lifetime already enabled.