Though TiVo digital video recorders require subscriptions for full functionality, TiVos can be used without a subscription.
Without a subscription TiVos won’t be able to access updates to its program guides.
Power on the TiVo unit.
Can I use my old Virgin TiVo box without subscription?
There is no way of getting a TiVo box to work on Virgin TV without a valid subscription. The ‘unofficial’ ways stopped when Virgin Media moved to cardless authentication for TiVo. And with the eBay TiVo boxes, unless they are selling them as non-working boxes, it’s fraud.
Can I still use my old TiVo box?
Can I still use my old TiVo box? You can! Put it in another room, and you can watch Virgin Media TV in another part of the house. You’ll have to connect the old TiVo box to your router directly via Ethernet cable to do so, but it means you won’t lose any of those precious episodes of Planet Earth you’ve been hoarding.
Does TiVo require Internet?
Connect your TiVo® box to your home network. Your TiVo box needs a high-speed Internet connection to receive program listings, TiVo® service updates, and on-demand content. However, if you plan to stream shows to/from other TiVo boxes, a wired connection is highly recommended.