Advertisements My 2003 Tivo died on me. I don't have cable. Just Internet through Comcast. I used the DVR by watching shows which I transferred from my computer to the Tivo using wifi and pyTivo app. I am shopping for a new Tivo. I want to use it the same way I explained earlier. Do I need to activate it with the company? Do I need to pay anything or subscribe to their service? I don't want to subscribe and pay for anything.