I recently purchased a second TiVo unit at a really good price - it was previously returned. I set it up with no problem, but it didn't ask me to activate anything. When I checked the system information it says "Account Status" 5: Product Lifetime Service - So I guess the person that owned it before had purchased the lifetime subscription for the box. When I purchased the box I fully indented on activating the service and paying the additional 6 a month. So seeing that it has been fully paid for was quite shocking, maybe my good deal turned into a great deal??? My problem now is that I can't activate the tivo onto my account, so I can't use the TiVo Desktop/TiVoToGo etc. features because the media access keys don't match my other box. Can I call TiVo and have it setup? If I do will they remove the "Lifetime Service" from the box?