Originally Posted by Alvysyngr
I texted him and he said it is precisely "TiVo Series 2 TCD540080"
I want to find a use for it but am not sure as to what to do
What is MSD?
You have to have one TiVo on which you already have paid the full price for a lifetime subscription or on which you are currently paying the full price each month on a monthly subscription, and then you get a discount on the subscription price on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th TiVos added to your account.
For example, because I had a lifetimed Series 1, when I got a used unsubscribed Series 2, I was able to set it up on a monthly subscription price of $9.95 instead of $12.95
The current price for lifetime, officially known as Product Lifetime Service, is $499.99
If you have a qualifying unit already, known as an anchor unit, and get another TiVo, you can get lifetime for it for $399.99
The monthly rates on Series 4 and Series 5 TiVos are higher than $12.95 and $9.95 by a few bucks, but lifetime subs are the same price no matter how old the unit.