I currently have RCN a service provider. I have never own a DVR box before so I am not sure what is the best solution to go with so I have a few questions that I hope can be answered. BTW - My current setup is a Panasonic Plasma Viera, Motorola DCX700 and Arris's Touchstone Telephony Modem TM502G. 1. Obvious one. Should I Rent or own a TiVo box? 2. I was also looking at the Motorola DCT6208/6412 and Magnovox MDR513/515. I am not sure how they stack up against a TiVo box. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. A. Recording a program and watching another at the same time is good. B. Being able to pause a current program and rewind back is another. C. Skipping commercials. Does it work? D. Would the TiVo box be used in place of for instance the Motorola DCX700? 3. On TiVo's Web site, there is an options to buy the "Product Lifetime service" package. I couldn't not find answers to these questions. A. Is it worth it? B. Does it mean that I do not have to pay a monthly fee? C. What about repairs? D. Longevity of a typical TiVo box?