, I have 2 old series 2 tivo's that had to be turned off with the digital upgrade that those who thought they knew better what we needed in our lives created. Anyways I have 2 newer HD boxes and want to use the old ones to store programs on either with or without the tivo software but from what I'm reading without seems to be my only options? Has anyone came up with a way to use them as a media server without the tivo software on them? This would be nice since obviously I can't use them for storage via streaming box to box with the installed tivo software or can I? I'm sure there has to be a alternate loadable OS out there that I could put my own DVR software on. If the above mentioned isn't possible is there any way to mod the tivo boxes to where they'll be compatible with the newer digital specs? I know how to solder, have instant cake and have upgraded drives in both of these units. If this isn't something I can find here but you know where else I can then P.M. me please so we can discuss this off the boards. Just for the record I'm NOT TRYING TO STEAL TIVO SERVICE so no one misunderstands me. I have extra routers that are willing to work for me if needed as well along with Ethernet. It would be nice to stream shows from my active boxes to my non subscribed ones for the purpose of saving shows since I record alot and my tivo rides at 75% or higher capacity all the time. Thanks !!