Hi, guys. I'm only asking this because I'm looking for a cheap half-step into TiVo. I have a guy with a spare Series 2 TiVo. I'm wondering if I can use it without the TiVo service... Meaning... without the TiVo service, will it operate as a DVR, just without all the cool features like "season pass" and all that? Thanks in advance. If you are going to throw vegetables at me for such a silly question, may I suggest carrots. I like carrots. And lettuce. //That's not food. That's what food eats.