If you don't pay:
It won't work
You have to pay for tivo. You can do the same thing as tivo using a computer and a few parts. If you have one sitting around look into that! It would cost about the same(if you have a computer already) just a few parts, a free program and your good to go.
I want to buy a new tivo machine but I don't want to pay the monthly fee. Will the Tivo box still work? What features will I loose?
If someone could tell me the cons of not paying the subscription fee, that would be great!