When my HD died awhile back, I went looking for a replacement and decided that it would make most sense to buy a Premiere (dual-tuner). The advertised price required a new service agreement at the higher rate, BUT if I purchased one for the "full price" of $199.99, they would issue me a "Service Transfer Letter" which allowed me to keep my old service plan at $129.00 per year. It didn't take any high-level math to figure out that the higher price would be paid for in the difference in one year's service agreement. I wish I could tell you how that came to be, but it transpired over the phone just under a year ago. Ask the CS or sales person for a "Service Transfer Letter." Good luck!