I have a Series 3 Tivo with lifetime, stuck at the 'Welcome Powering Up' screen and I can't get to the kickstart menu (the lights never go off), so it might not be the drive. I hate my cable company (cablecard nightmare stories) and just use analog and OTA. I have two Series 2's in other rooms on MSD my wife uses. I have an older component (1080i) tv. I think my options are: 1). Call Tivo and see what they will do. Another thread indicates I might get offered a Premiere and transfered lifetime for $270 ish... 2). Keep the Series 2's (MSD dies if s3 doesn't call home?) and just get a box to convert digital OTA to analog (ugh). Can't find any QAM tuners that do component out currently. Use that + basic. No time shifting. 3). Cut the cord?? Just use basic... 4). Get a new tv, maybe a mac mini and use eye tv. $$$$ 5). Sigh. Get a cable co dvr... 6). Something else... What would you do?