Advertisements Hello! I've just placed an order for a new premiere xl. My question is with regards to the dvr as an HD Receiver unit. (1) If I were to unsubscribe to the Tivo service, would I still be able to use the unit as my cable's HD-receiver using a cable card? (2) What is the life span of the unit as an HD-Receiver? I'm debating whether this is a good investment. or opt for my cable's DVR, where I dont need to pay for the unit with a low monthly price. Thanks!