I haven't played much with a non-sub'd unit ... so I'm curious about what would happen. A new THD unit.. CableCard install in about a week .. I will probably sign it up for a MSD and a 3 yr commitment ... but I was wondering ... if I just hook it up .. and before adding it to my account .. will it download the latest software update? What restrictions are there on a "new unit" that hasn't been added to an account yet? Also .. on a completely different note .. if I commit to 3yrs (6.95) .. and in a year they open up lifetime transfers to this box .. does transferring it let me out of the 3yr commitment? Does anyone have any experience on that with the S2's? Thanks.