I currently have a S2 (DT) and an original S3 Tivo. I'm looking to also probably get a basic TiVo Premiere since they can now be bought for about $99. Several questions about it though: Can I get a Premiere monthly subscription now and then get the $399 lifetime about 2 months down the road? My S3 is having some issues that I need to fix so it is sort of temporarily down for the moment. It currently has 2 Comcast M-cards in it. In order to avoid buying another M-card, can I simply use one of these M-Card in the new Premiere for now without calling Comcast? Or do they have to be "mirrored" all over again to the new Premiere? I thought I saw somewhere mentioning that if your internet connection goes down, the Premiere stop functioning all together? Not even playback of pre-recorded material can be performed. Is this true? The last one is my biggest concern. My Comcast internet connection is pretty stable, but every once in a blue moon, it has gone down for an extended amount of time. The cable TV still works and both my S2 & S3 still work as well while the internet is out. I'm hoping the Premieres do the same with a temporary loss of internet (but not TV). Any insight?