While I still have the older TiVo T6 DVR unit, I don't think wifi is actually required to use either unit. I think they are trying to say that you need internet through them WITH their supplied wifi router.
OT a bit but I notice they no longer show a "regular" DVR on their website under Receivers. They show the new TiVo box, the TiVo mini and a basic HD receiver. Does this mean TiVo units are the ONLY DVRs they offer now? I can't downgrade to a Pace 2-tuner unit if I decide to go with another internet/phone provider? I hope not.
Cogeco - Basic + Mix 30 + Timeshifting, TiVo & 3 Minis, UltraFibre 120, Select Phone, Xbox360, Wii, iPad2 & LG G4