I was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem. I just moved and I'm looking to set up DirecTV at my new place. I own a Sony Tivo SVR2000 with lifetime service and I love it. Now I'm looking at the DirecTV receiver with built-in TIVO. Its my understanding that lifetime service is not transferrable to another unit. Does anyone know if I can buy the DirecTV Tivo unit, and use it (just as a satelltie receiver) without activiating new tivo service for that tivo unit and continue using my existing tivo unit? The reason I want to get this particular unit is for cost... $95 at circuit city, and the fact that it has dolby digital output. Please help !