Advertisements I thought I'd post this, not because I'm griping -- because Tivo has every right to charge what they think the market will bear..... but because I want to give my feedback on the S3 price. First off -- we got our first Tivo in summer 2000, and jumped on the switch lifetime sub to Series2 when it came out, even though our Series 1 was still working fine. We paid for Home Media when it was a new, extra-price feature. We bought a 2nd Series 2 for the kids, and put lifetime on it, as well. Been a diehard Tivo family, and my husband even stuck the Tivo sticker on our front glass door, so anyone who comes to our house gets Tivo in their face. So........ the whole Series 3 thing threw us into a quandry. First off, the price of $800 + 200 transfer fee -- that's steep enough, but then factor in we didn't even have an HD tv set yet.... but not that we wouldn't like HD, and hey, it was the one-shot to transfer lifetime... so we spent considerable time, research, discussions, thinking, and agonizing over our choices... Here's how it worked out -- 1) We camped out on Black Friday and got a 42" HD plasma TV (way cool, by the way). 2) We upgraded our cablebox (Timewarner) to their HD box with DVR. It's $13/month, but two cablecards for a S3 Tivo would have cost us $6/mth, so it's only $7/month more than our other option. You know, Timewarner's DVR is not Tivo............... but it's not awful, either. Never would have tried it without Tivo pushing us into the HD market earlier than we were ready to go. So the funny thing is, because Tivo held our feet to the fire on making a decision, we got an HD TV and Time Warner's DVR -- but not a 3rd Tivo out of the deal. Because -- one, we didn't already have HD - so the decision wasn't just the $1,000 for Tivo and transfer -- it's double that because of the cost of the television as well. And two, multi-room viewing doesn't work, and is an unknown how long it would be before (if) it does work. I think if MRV worked, we'd still get the HD Tivo -- but without that feature, there's nothing really that compelling to get us to spend another $1,000 at Christmas time when we've already spent that and more on the TV and cables. Again -- I'm not angry, I'm not ranting and raving at Tivo or anything -- I'm just saying I think the market calculation was off.... at least for this Tivo family. I wonder how many others went through the same process and came up with the same kind of answer.