We have 2 tivos with a lot of recordings and a new v6 box.
I’d hoped that I could install the v6 but leave TiVo connected to the same TV so we could watch old recordings on it. But looking at the v6 install instructions I see the cable needs to be moved between them so I’m wondering now if this will work - or does the TiVo need to be able to phone home to play recordings?
There is some evidence that, as long as you leave the TiVo powered when you remove the cable co-ax, you will be able to continue to watch its recordings for a period until it realises it’s no longer active on the cable network. Worth a try.
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