Sorry guy, that really doesn't clarify everything? Is the quote below the change you were referring too? If this is in fact the case then that is atrocious service bording on false advertising. Is everyone expected to read the forums BEFORE purchasing an item? That is ridiculous. When purchasing, I was under the assumption that I had this option and was even told so by a TIVO representative. To top it all off, the billing has still yet to clear for the gift subscription which will hinder me from the lifetime option before it expires. If I am misunderstanding then I will retract, but this is not a good way to start off servicing a customer.