Well, it finally happened: the series 2 single tuner's hard drive gave out. The series 2 we bought in 2003 (monthly service on it), replaced the hard drive with a larger one back in 2004 or 2005 and put a replacement power supply about two years ago. We have it hooked up to a cable box in a guest room where it doesn't get much use; it is connected to to a 32-inch HDTV.
So now, decision time: Replace the hard drive again or is time to give up and move on to a Premiere? I hate to give up on a piece of technology that still (mostly) works fine (a habit I picked up from my parents). I had the thought of replacing the Series 2 with the Series 3 from my bedroom, and thus placing an Elite/XL4 in my bedroom.
Replacing the hard drive is a bit more work, but if I get rid of the Series 2, I can send one of the cable boxes back to the cable company. I honestly don't know which way to proceed. Any other pros/cons that I'm missing here?