We're long-time TiVo proponents; I think we've been subscribers for 9 years? Our old Series 2 boxes were real workhorses, and we only replaced them when our cable company switched to digital-only a couple years ago. We replaced both Series 2 units with TiVo HD XLs, which were great for the first year. Then in 2011, the following things happened: We bought two slide remotes, and they worked great! For a week! And then the one in the living room completely stopped working, while the other would function only in IR mode. The HDMI port on our living room TiVo stopped working. Thankfully we were able to switch to component video, however it limits the viewing options on our TV (my wife is obsessive about changing zoom and aspect ratio depending on what she's watching, and apparently the TV doesn't give her as many choices now with the component connection). The hard drive on our family room TiVo failed hard. (It was rebooting every day, so I ran the diagnostics. All three Kickstart 54 tests failed, and then it never started up again after running the tests.) Anyway, last night, immediately after setting up our brand new Premiere XL to replace the one with the failed hard drive, it occurred to me. Have I just made a big mistake? Is this Premiere going to prove as brittle as our two HD XLs and two slide remotes? When the one with the bad HDMI port gives up the ghost, should I just bite the bullet and go with whatever it is that FIOS Portland is offering? Anyway, so here's my question. Am I just incredibly unlucky here, or is the recent TiVo hardware just not that good?