I'm helping my mom make the move from Dish to D*. She's tired of their DVR crashing. But I'm trying to help her do this as cheap as possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. She wants a 2-room setup, with the secondary TV only activated during winter months-- so now til March (long story). I'm willing to let her use my old Hughes Tivo receiver, but D* is saying they can't activate old equip on a new installation. And if I lease one from them, then deactivate it in March, they'll come get it plus I'm breaking the contract. But what if I have D* setup a free DVR (non-Tivo, of course as the primary TV, then a free standard receiver as the secondary TV, then after the installer leaves, I put my Tivo receiver as the primary and move the D* DVR to the secondary TV. Will that work? Can I pop the card out of D*'s DVR and into my Hughes Tivo receiver without D* finding out? Or if they'll know, is there a penalty?