Originally Posted by stepbill
Just curious if you can use your tivo without the tuning adapter. I don't really really watch the channels that you need the adapter for. I live in Aberdeen, right next door.
Yes, you can use your TiVo without the tuning adapter and you will get all the regular channels just fine. I often leave the connection (USB) between the TiVo and TA
unplugged unless I need to watch a show on one of the 2 or 3 channels that requires it. If it is connected and the TA reboots
in the middle of something you are recording then the recording stops - even if it's a channel not requiring the TA
. And if you are watching a prerecorded show and the TA reboots
you have to restart your show from the beginning and FF to the point of interruption.