TIVO use without Services

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  1. kassie27

    kassie27 New Member

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    Help!

    I have a Series 2 Tivo that I want to use thru a Video Camera ONLY and Tivo says that I still have to pay for services even though I don't use any services. The Tivo tells me that I can't go any further with out service activation TIVO won't help I had a series 2 that worked fine before only 6 months ago but owner left program and took unit. HOW can get past programing on TIVO? Thanks Cathi
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    You can't. A Series 2 TiVo without service can watch "Live TV" and rewind the 30 minute buffer, but that is all.
     
  3. kassie27

    kassie27 New Member

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    Thanks for reply
    How come I had a series 2 before and it worked? is it a software Issue and would a series 1 be OK?
     
  4. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Could be that the prior Series 2 had a lifetime subscription.

    Yes, a Series 1 which originally shipped version 1.3 of the software (even if subsequently upgraded) will record without a subscription.

    Michael
     
  5. kassie27

    kassie27 New Member

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    Thanks! I will have to try to get a series 1.
     

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