tivo without service-limited use

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by austinsho, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. austinsho

    austinsho A repeated victim of Time Warner DBA Spectrum

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    Folks...at my office we have a need to record each television channel from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM each and every day of the week.

    I seem to remember in the days from long before I had my first Tivo that even without service being set up, you could program a virgin Tivo to do that. Was that the case and if so, would a box like the TCD652160, the HD 180 gig box currently being sold at Best Buy do that?

    Thanks! Mike Nassour / Austin TX
     
  2. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    No, it cannot. The Tivo hardware is sold at a loss. They make their money back on the service.

    Only the original Series1 Tivos and the DVD Recorders with Tivo could function in that capacity.
     
  3. austinsho

    austinsho A repeated victim of Time Warner DBA Spectrum

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    So...will the DVD recorder combo boxes still function like that and are any still available?
     
  4. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Toshiba and Pioneer TiVo DVD/DVR boxes have free TiVo basic service which will do what you want it to, Humax TiVo DVD/DVR boxes will not. None are in current production but can be purchased used on ebay.

    Good Luck,
     
  5. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Did you not like the answers you received when you asked this same exact question on June 8, 2006? :rolleyes:
     
  6. austinsho

    austinsho A repeated victim of Time Warner DBA Spectrum

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    Thanks to all that replied, that helped a lot.

    mn
     
  7. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    I'm looking forward to next summer when you ask this question again.
     

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