Originally Posted by mikebaratta
You can still use it with limited functionality, and I believe it will bug you about not having service on it. To what extent you can use it I don't have much detail on that. You should be able to watch live tv and manually record. If you can transfer programs from other tivos then you'd be pretty set.
without a sub all the HUMAX will do is record the 30 minute buffer and you can trick play on that but never save it as an a actual recording. Any recordings on the box at the time service stops can be viewed indefinitely. you can not
do things like copy shows from other TiVo DVRs or schedule recordings etc..
that said you can call and likely get a discount on a new lifetime sub for the premiere and leave the old sub on the HUMAX if you wnat 2 TiVo DVRs in action.
I believe Tivo sees it as if it wasn't another drive, but part of the tivo itself. As of a couple of months ago only the myDVR expander was supported.
In my area (central NJ) both cablevision and comcast have M-Cards.
Hope this helps,
right - the TiVo premiere will not show you where recordings are - it will just show you the total time for recordings you have available. The now playing list just stays as one list.
M-cards should be the prevelant option in most places now - though the CSR for a loca lcompany may not have the most up to date info