I am having a house built but it won't be ready until March or April. I have planned for a long time to get another DirectTivo when we move in. I have even had the house pre-wired for it. Based on what I have read here I want to get the R10 box and was ready to order one today, but then I remembered that thing about how you have to activate the new box within a short time after you get it. Right now I'm living in an apartment and can't really use Directv. Can I just have them activate it even though it won't work? Does it just have to be completely set up or just hooked to a phone line? I figure Directv will just tell me to wait and order the box from them when we are moved in but I don't want an R15. I am so used to the Tivo interface and hacks, I don't want to go that route. Value Electronics only has a few of the R10's left and I noticed that Best Buy has taken them off of their web site.