Advertisements I have searched and cannot really find anything on this. My roommate purchased on old Series 2 single tuner unit at a thrift store (2003 model, has 240 in the model number). After going through guided setup and letting everything run (including the 4-8 hour period afterward), it seems to have the guide data and let him set up recordings and season passes, even though the service status says 1: New, call 1-877-xxx-xxxx whatever the number is. Is there like a trial period that they used to give you, or what is up with this? He can't believe he is getting free service. (He had clicked the "I have activated service" when he hadn't, just to see if it would activate and had lifetime service or something.) It looks like it's software version 4.x. Anyone have any clue?