Ok, I'm an absolute newbie here so please be gentle.
I've been searching through the forums and quite frankly my head hurts right now. I currently have DirectTV as my provider and have an RCA Series2 (DVR40) that came with the service. Its my first PVR and I absolutely love it. It's an absolute must from now on.
However I want to expand and need advice. My home is completely networked and I'd like to leverage something along the lines of TivoToGo, but it's not available on my current DirectTV system. I'd also like to increase the storage capacity as well as how many shows can be taped at a given time (there are times when my wife, my daughter and I all want to record something at the same time)...
So I'm thinking I'd pick up a second unit.... a Tivo unit (at least Series 2) so I can record as well as export to my iPod or burn to DVD via my home network (I have plenty of storage capacity on my home servers).
My question is this... Can I simply buy a Tivo unit and plug it into my existing home setup or do I have to go through DirectTV to enable it?