Nope. A receiver must be active in order to be used----even as an mrv or rvu client for dvr content only. Disconnecting the satellite coaxial connection on any receiver that suports mrv will deactivate/deauthorize the receiver after a few days.mattbooty said:We are thinking of putting a TV in our bedroom (we've never really felt the need previously). We don't have coax run there, and don't really want to run it there. 99% of what we watch is previously recorded TV, with whole home / MRV, is it possible to throw a receiver in connected to my network with no satellite connection and just watch shows recorded on my DVRs?