I'm the original owner of this Series 3, which has worked flawlessly for me. It has not been altered in any way. If you wish to confirm my online transaction history, my eBay screen name is asindc, where I have a 100% rating. Feel free to send me a message there if you prefer. Will send pics upon request. Please also see my thread for a TiVo HD with Lifetime service. $250, plus shipping from 20784.