So I take my HD Tivo to Magnolia for warranty repair and they are delayed getting a replacement HD. I make a stink and they let me "borrow" a brand new unit and card. I have to pay it but get a refund when I return it. I'm only using this for 2 weeks and then it's going back to the store and my old unit will be active again. I tried to activitate it w/ D* for a temporary 2 week period. No go, if I do, I have to commit to another 2 yr stint. Bunch 'o crap. Talking to 4 different reps, including retention didn't help. Even my threat to completely cancel didn't startle them, though I had them mark my records for the call. At this point, I'd like to use it for HD OTA only, so I can at least catch 24 tomorrow. 1) If I do the initial set up at home and it dials in, does it "touch" my account at all? I don't mind doing the call, as long as it doesn't contact D* and enter me into another commitment. 2) Can I do OTA w/o call D* to activate the card? Hopefully my thread doesn't get deleted, I'm not trying to "steal" D* or Tivo, this is legit... I do have posting history btw.