After reading a lot of these posts, I'm enlightened and confused. I want to get a used Direct TV Dvr that is Tivo (because I have heard some horrible things about the R15). Will direct tv activate the dvr? Does anyone know if they are no longer activating Tivo services? I already have the service, so can I use my own access card? I went to their website and searched TIVO which took me to their DVR (which I now know is not TIVO!) and their 2 year agreement. What is this whole thing about a 3/1/06 deadline and leasing? Please help!