Advertisements I currently have 2 lifetime roamios. They aren’t my main source of tv watching these days. Instead, they use cable cards and I occasionally just use them to manually record 6hr blocks of xfinity local access channels. I transfer the recordings to a networked PC using pyTivo. I then have the .mp4 recordings to do with what I need (long story). All has been working great like this for yrs. I see that cable card support is probably coming to an end here so looking at some other options to accomplish the same thing when my cable cards become defunct. I realize I could probably get an X1 DVR and then dump the 6hr local access channel recordings via an external device, but I had another idea for a possible solution. I thought about using a free xfinity flex tv device and hook it’s output up to a series 2 TiVo. Then have it manually record for 6 hrs on a certain channel (can then use pyTivo again). From what I remember, series 2 was the last line that allowed an external source input, right? I actually had one about 10yrs ago, but sold it. Now, I realize tivo no longer supports series 2 in ANY way. If I can find one, could I then just use it to manually record an external channel from the flex tv box (for about 6hrs). No subscription needed? I could then use pyTivo again. is this cheap scenario possible?