Originally Posted by heavyg
Yes you can use your DirectV Tivo as a stand alone video player...
We record a bunch of shows before going on a beach vacation, bring the box with us and hook it up to the existing tv in the house we rent and no problems
Okay, but if your recorder is still in service (see your info screen) and is still active, this is much different than just taking it with you and disconnecting it from a satellite dish. I think the questions is, does it work when you deactivate it? I have three TiVo's and I believe they will still work once I take away the service, but I also have two "leased" HR20's and I'm not sure if they would work or not. In fact, before I even activated it I couldn't view local channels over the antenna so I think they do something to restrict usage once service is stopped.