I apologize if this question has already been answered, but everything I was able to find by searching this forum was extremely vague. I currently own a Pioneer Elite Kuro 101FD monitor. Being a monitor, it doesn't have an internal tuner. I recently moved from a house where I had an HD cable box to an apartment that supplies the basic 72 channels of SD cable. I care about the picture quality of Blu Ray and games, but could care less about having HD cable as I hardly ever watch television so I'm looking to stick with the free level of service. Anyway, all I need is a tuner. I don't need DVR, streaming, or any other functions that Tivo is known for. I've searched the internet and external tuners and they seem to be generic and of questionable quality. DVD or combo recorders that include tuners are somewhat expensive. If the Tivo works, $99 for an external tuner with a decent brand backing seems to be a good deal. The question: will I be able to watch SD cable on a Tivo Premiere (specific model TCD746320) without a subscription and without hassle? Again, I DO NOT CARE about fast forward, rewind, pause, recording, streaming, channel guides, or any other extraneous feature of this box.