I am currently paying $16.00/month through my cable company (Suddenlink) for my HD DVR service/box. I don't like Suddenlink and cringe when I think that I am renting a box from them. They told me the only way to get rid of the box and still use their service was to get a Tivo box. I know very little about Tivo and I looked on Tivo's website, and it seems that I can get a subscription for less than what I'm paying for the Suddenlink's box, so I now need to find a box. I'm looking for something I can replace my Suddelink box with and I need at a minimum HD and something that records at least 2 shows at a time. I'm a little confused about what the lifetime option is. Does that mean you don't pay a monthly charge? If so, I'm wondering if I should look for an older box with lifetime service that can be transferred to me (if that's possible)? And, I'm thinking that you can upgrade after a while if you have an older box and Lifetime, is that correct and how does that work? Or, am I better off just buying a new box, no lifetime, and now paying the service fee? Also wondering how this works if I have 2 tv's. Do I need 2 Tivo boxes? The 2nd tv only needs to be able to watch, no recording functions needed. Any help/advice/input would be appreciated, thanks in advance!