Advertisements So I am considering putting a new tv in a second living room with a tivo...however the only reason I want the tivo is for the ability to transfer shows from the tivo HD which is in the main viewing area. I don't record a bunch of shows, so I don't need the capability to record more shows than I do now. So I was wondering if I could just get a tivo with no service and simply use it to transfer shows. Is that possible? I'm thinking I might have to get one that is used and previously activated?