I don't really have any idea where to put this thread, since it isn't exactly Mac-related, but anyway. I have the option of getting a brand new Tivo unit for really cheap ($10). I don't need the subscription services (and in fact won't be able to use them, since it's not available in Canada), so I'd just be using it as a crippled digital VCR. However, because I'm paring down possessions for the move, I've gotten rid of my TV. I rarely use it anyway. I'd really like to know if the Tivo boxes can be used as an external tuner, though. I have (or will have, post-move) a large LCD with S-Video and Composite inputs, and I'm curious as to whether the Tivo will work on it, or if it relies on there being a TV tuner at the monitor. It's basically a PC monitor, though it won't be used as such. Does anyone know if this can be done? I know you can hook up game consoles to it. Also, I've heard it may not even be possible to activate the DVR unit (a brand new TCD540, never opened) without the subscription, but I'd really like to try. Maybe MythTV will support Tivo hardware soon. If not, I hope I can get it working without signing up for anything.