When buying a used Mini on ebay or elsewhere, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what has to be done to get it activated with free lifetime service. The following threads show that there is a variety of experiences, and there doesn't seem to be a clear resolution of the issue. adding used mini to account Not all TiVo Minis have lifetime? Tivo Mini subscription I'm curious if a clearer picture has emerged since the last discussion. How can you ensure that a Mini you buy used will be able to be transferred/activated with free lifetime?