Hey everyone, I didn't see a "welcome" type section for the n00bs to say hi, but I figure I'll go ahead and introduce myself and my setup. If there was a different forum I should have put this in, please move it and accept my apologies. My foray into the tivo universe began when I was browsing a goodwill store in las vegas, and found a 540 single tuner 80 hour box for $6.50. I bought it, and activated it to test it out. It worked fine, and I liked it, but I didn't much like the pricing options, so I canceled within the 30 days. But I loved the experience. I've had generic DVR's in the past and I was surprised at how intuitive the tivo UI and remote is. But again, that pricing, argh! So i went to ebay and craigslist in hopes of getting a lifetime unit, but more often than not, they were out of my price range, especially since I wanted to get a newer, nicer box, and I wanted it quickly...I didn't want to search for weeks on end. So here's what I ended up with tonight. I won an 80 hour S2DT box with 2.5 years of prepaid service remaining, for $255, shipped. Since the same box is $99 on tivo.com right now, I look at it as if I just bought 30 months of service for $156. That works out to like $5.18 a month. Now, when I get this box transferred into my name and am sure everything's working okay, I actually plan on activating my 540 single tuner for a 3 year contract @ the 6.95 rate for the second receiver. So hopefully I did okay. So there you have it, I had to get creative to get the pricing down a little bit, but I'm pretty excited! If there are any tips tricks, or anything like that for transferring the service to my name with customer service, Im all ears. I'm a big advocate of RTFM and utilizing the search feature, so I'll get self-educated as much as possible, but Its great that a forum like this exists for help. I half expect some replies saying either, "hey, i was bidding on that box!" or "hey, I'm the seller of that box!" since it seems like this is the home base for anything tivo! So we'll see. I would post a link or the ebay auction number, but i'm not sure if it would be misconstrued as advertising or something. Anyway, thanks for having a forum like this! I hope I can get to the point where I can help pull my own weight around here and help other people. But i'm sure at first I'll be on the receiving end of most of the help.