No. most you could do is remove the hard drive,reformat and add to computer. DTv dvrs are useless without a DTv subscription and used,older units are worthless for Non-Sub re-use. some older dvrs like the UltimateTV dvr made by sony and others (nice in their day,but only worth scrap now) some units like these the small capacity hard drives may need to be unlocked to be able to format. my advice- remove drive if wanted,recycle the rest.