Premier TIVO w/o activating.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ajainy, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. ajainy

    ajainy New Member

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    I am planning to buy two tivos for my two tvs.
    Just to save money, i am thinking to activate only one tivo and use other tivo for something else.

    So i am wondering, if i don't activate second tivo, what i can use it for?
    1. Can it pick primary TIVO recordings, (as MRV client?)
    2. Can it connect to internet, i can use to watch hulu plus/amazon vod etc?

    Or Second TIVO has to be activated and paid monthly, even to use these services?
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    an unactivated TiVo can do google search only
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    A subscription is necessary to do anything other than watch live TV with the ability to pause, ff, and rw within the 30 minute buffer.
     
  4. ajainy

    ajainy New Member

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    Thanks.
    My main purpose is to use MRV feature. For that paying second tivo subscription seems to be extra. I do have roku box, but ofcourse, it can't connect to tivo.
     
  5. ewilts

    ewilts Who, me?

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    It's basically a brick without a subscription. MRV will not function.
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Then put a sling box in the other room.
     
  7. ajainy

    ajainy New Member

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    i never used slingbox.. but how slingbox can pull recordings from TIVO in other room.
     
  8. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    It doesn't, directly. What it does is extend the A/V of the fully subbed TiVo into the other room.
     

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