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1. What should I do, how should I move connections so I can watch those old shows?
You do not have to do anything at all to continue watching those recorded shows. If you can play them today, you will still be able to play them when the evil cable company is gone.

If you want to try and use an antenna with that S3, then you do need to re-run guided setup, but that won't affect your existing recordings, nor does it require any changes in how your TiVo is connected to your TV,
 
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I do think I shouldn't have the cable (WoW!) coming into Tivo but rather the TV?
I do not know why you would have the "cable" connected to anything now. If y ou do not have cable service, and you do not have an antenna, what is the "cable" connected to?

I do not know where you live, but I really think you should consider trying a cheap indoor antenna just to see if you can pick up any signals easily. Go to Walmart or an big-box store and buy any indoor antenna. If you think you might be in a weak signal area far from any transmitters, choose an amplified antenna; this shouldn't cost more that $40 - $50, and much cheaper options are available. Connect that antenna directly to your TV (for this test, do not use the TiVo) and do a channel scan. If it does not find anything you can watch, just take the antenna back.

BUT, if you can receive some channels, come back and tell us your zip code and how many channels your TV found, and we can easily advise you on how to set up an indoor antenna with your TiVo without any trouble at all.
 
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If you get your Internet from a cable provider, the only place that the cable needs to go now is directly to the cable modem. All other devices in your home that stream from the Internet need to be connected to Ethernet, not a cable. (Of course, if you use MoCA for part of your home network, that would be a totally different discussion.)

Your Roku does need an internet connection (either Ethernet or wireless) to your home network, but it does not rely on any "cable" connected to your TV. Even if you have a newer "Smart" TV that has built-in apps for streaming, the TV would need the same type of network connection as the Roku does to use those apps, and that is not any type of antenna cable.
 
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