Yeah, the rep. was wrong (isn't it a shame that info. as basic as this can't be conveyed correctly? or, is TiVo doing it intentionally, to try to get year commitments?)--subscriptions are available monthly, yearly, and Lifetime.Curious how you put your spare Roamio on monthly and then cancelled it without a fee. I was looking to get a used Roamio and put it on monthly for a while but after chatting with Tivo they said it requires a 1 year commitment with a $75 early cancellation fee. Maybe if I called they'd offer monthly without the cancellation fee. I'm thinking about downgrading my Bolt from Hydra too, at least until they fix some of the bugs.