Thanks for the responses to my last post. Now I have a new question. With TiVo Basic, I can't seem to access many of the online features from tivo. For example, under I Have TiVo!, I get a "Sorry, we couldn't find any contracts on your account." message for most of the options. Same goes for online scheduling. It looks as if I need to sign up for service. However, the How do I activate my TiVo Basic Service? support page claims: "TiVo Basic service is automatically activated for DVD integrated models from Toshiba and Pioneer. It is only necessary to activate service if you are upgrading to TiVo Plus service."