I just had FIOS everything installed last week. It all went perfectly. I have a Verizon DVR and I have 1 TV with no connection at all that I would like to use a Tivio Premier Xl with my FIOS. I have read enough in the forum to know that it can work and what needs to happen to physically connect it. I also know that I need internet connectivity to the Tivo for certain features like Netflix and You tube. What I don't understand or know is if I by 2 new Tivo Premeir XL boxes from say amazon or B$H photo which seem that they come without any tivo service I guess, what if anything exactly will work after I connect the FIOS coax and Internet to the box and have Verizon register the digital card. Will this work, what (features) will or will not work? My goal is simply to not pay $10, $17, or $25's monthly for their (Verizons) boxes but instead just $3.99 for the digital card. It just seems to me I might need to pay Tivo for service. I just don't what verizon service provides beyond the channels that the Tivo box understands or needs. That part is what i would like to know about. The forum threads keep talking about replacing current boxes or buying used boxes with life long service or something. Will I need this for my setup and if so what does it provide or accomplish to complete the package. I look forward to any help or a comprehensive explanation of the services piece if any of Tivo and is it required in my situation. Thank you in advance Desperately seeking tivo.