Advertisements Hi All, I’m a new user thinking about purchasing a TiVo Premiere (non XL). Some background on me to give you an idea of what I want to accomplish: I’m a cord cutter as mentioned in the thread title. I have a connected Samsung Blu-ray Player, an Apple TV and a Macbook Air I can connect via HDMI. I subscribe to Netflix and Hulu Plus and also have access to HBO/MAX Go, EPIXHD and Crackle. I have access to more content than I could ever watch, so I canceled my little used Total Home DVR (that I was paying over $100/mo for). Now that football is back, that is the only thing I’m missing. I don’t want to set up an ugly indoor antenna, so unfortunately OTA is out of the question. I already did a pro job routing cables for my current setup and I don’t want to open everything back up to route a coaxial cable to the built-in ATSC Tuner in the TV and an optical cable from the TV to the receiver. So what I am thinking about doing is buying a TiVo Premiere and that could just plug in seamlessly to my HDMI A/V Receiver and I will just get the basic $20 package with my cable company. So that way I’ll get all the broadcast football and maintain the digital audio/video integrity. Now for my questions: • Can I buy and use the TiVo Premiere without service for this purpose? I basically just want an external ATSC tuner with HDMI video/audio output and the TiVo Premiere is the cheapest one. I don’t care about the guide, searching, advanced DVR functions, etc. • Can I still have access to the internet applications (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster, etc.) without a subscription? My blu-ray player has them, so it’s not a big deal, but it would be nice to be able to not have to switch between devices every time. Thanks in advance!