Advertisements There don't seem to be any restrictions on service other than a 1 year minimum commitment: (4) A MINIMUM ONE (1) YEAR SERVICE COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW TIVO SERVICE ACTIVATIONS. EARLY TERMINATION FEE APPLIES IF TIVO SERVICE IS CANCELLED OR OTHERWISE TERMINATED PRIOR TO FULFILLMENT OF TIVO SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION COMMITMENT. NO EARLY TERMINATION FEE WILL BE ASSESSED IF TIVO SERVICE IS CANCELLED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ACTIVATION; HOWEVER, IN SUCH EVENT, THE REBATE OFFER WILL NOT APPLY. I caved and and ordered my 2nd unit via TCS (free shipping, no taxes and they take PayPal) vs. Amazon that wanted to charge for shipping. I will probably do a 3-year commit on MSD to get the lowest service fee possible.