1. I was given 2 series 1 tivo's.Made by phillip 2. I only have a cell phone..no land base line. 3. Not interested in hooking this up to a phone line or internet. 4. Just interesting in using it as a VCR record and play back unit only. 5. Im got Time Warner Cable. 6. Dont want to pay for a hack hard drive or nothing. 7. Got a little on my hand with nothing to do...so I got time to play around with it. 8. Please read above...only reply to this thread if you can be helpful. 9. If it cant be done without doing( 2- 3). I will drop them off at Goodwill. Thanks in advance.