Advertisements I've gone through many TIVO units over the years, from one-tuner S2s to two-tuner S2s to HDs. Consequently, I'm hesitant to commit to lifetime on any given unit because I've only used one machine for 3 or more years. Anyway, I have a 3-year prepay coming due and want to re-configure my 3 TIVO subscriptions the best way. I want to keep two at $6.95/month because that is a great deal. Currently I have: Series 2 - 3-year prepay coming due TIVO HD - $6.95/month TIVO HD - $6.95/month I also have a $100 gift card for a new activation. I believe I could achieve a "new" activation in this way: Transfer the Series 2 subscription to one of my old unused TIVO units. Activate as "new" the Series 2 I'm now using and apply the gift card. Then cancel the service on the machine I transferred to when the subscription ends next week. Will this work? If I did want to do lifetime on one of the TIVO HDs I'd have to do an extra step. I'd transfer the Series 2 subscription to an old unused unit. Then I'd transfer one of the $6.95 subscriptions to the Series 2. Then I would activate as "new" the TIVO HD whose service had been transferred to the Series 2 and take lifetime for $299 (less the $100 gift card). And finally, I'd cancel service on the old unused unit. Would this work? The TIVO HD on which I would go lifetime has an expanded hard drive with about 110 hours of HD capacity. It was purchased last September. Does it make sense to go lifetime on a unit that is almost a year old? Otherwise I could just do one year at $99 (less $100 gift card, or free), again as a "new" activation under the multi discount.