I'll try to be quick and to the point, as I'm trying to get some recommendations on the best way to "fix" my issue. I bought a 32'' HD LCD Monitor for my dad that does NOT have an input for Coax/Ant IN/Cable IN. Therefore, I believe this TV does not have any tuners. Dad has basic Charter cable with no cable boxes. He takes the Coax straight from the box to his 10 yr old CRT TV's and has access to channels 1-99 with no guide. I'm guessing Charter cable is analog, but he refuses to get any cable boxes. I thought a Tivo might be a good compromise to use as a digital tuner. He doesn't really care about recording, guide, etc. I'm looking to spend as little as possible as anything close to $100 and I might as well buy a new TV with tuners. Option 1) Can he use any Tivo box unsubscribed to accomplish our goal of watching cable on this monitor? There are a few units in my area starting at about $15. Option 2) Is it worth it to spend $50 - $100 to buy a lifetime Series 2? Basically, he doesn't want to pay a monthly fee. I turned my brother on to Tivo and he has 5 Tivos on lifetime on his account already and loves it. I'm sure my dad would eventually come around and might want the Tivo feature. Suggestions please.