I guess I've been away awhile. I purchased a Tivo Series 2 several years ago with lifetime service and haven't checked back with Tivo until now. I've been happy as can be with my Series 2 (save my desire for dual tuners). I heard about the Tivo HD and wanted to get another box to get HD and dual tuners to add to my Series 2 box. But there isn't a service contract that is reasonable priced. I can't afford any of them. I expected to just get another lifetime, but getting only three years is insane. Real drag. I can't believe how much they've jacked the price up. The only thing I get from the service is my daily guide update. I got a phone line, don't use any of the other stuff. Man, the future is going to be tough when my Series 2 dies. I sure wish they still had lifetime.