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Old 04-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Can I use a Premiere Tivo without paying for service?

I know that U can use a Series 1, 2 and 3 without paying for service if the account was left open before one quit paying for service. I know this to be true, as I have Tivos like that that work fine, although very limited in features. But can I also use a Series 4 without service? I am not talking about having lifetime service or paying a monthly fee. I am talking about doing manual recordings and not having the TV program guide.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Nope:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=482104

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=459330
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Don't think so. On the most current software, I've read (but can't confirm) that even the 30-minute live TV buffers don't work.

So, you can't even use it like a VCR.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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On the most current software, I've read (but can't confirm) that even the 30-minute live TV buffers don't work.
I have an unsubbed Premiere, so I can confirm for you. It is nothing more than a dumb TV tuner.
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