I have an old Sony SVR-2000 with Lifetime that I've been using for years to control the external Comcast cable box. I can record and playback all my channels in standard def, which has been all I can support on my ancient glass tube 27" TV. Modern times finally arrived at the house in the form of a new LCD TV capable of showing me 1080p, so I'm now in the market for a TiVo that supports HD and has a lifetime subscription. It seems I can choose from a number of secondhand models, and I'm looking for advice with supporting arguments for specific TiVo models. Basic environment & use I have wired Ethernet close by and I will be using HDMI output to the TV. Sources are Comcast cable and OTA antenna (approx 6 local HD broadcasters in Portland, OR). I am not a user of Hulu/Netflix/other streams...and if I want to do that I have a Roku if needed. I do have a significant amount of content on my PC that I can stream to my Roku, so if one of these candidate machines can easily support that, it'd be a plus. I think the following options are where I should start: TiVo Series 3 pros: OLED display on the front, actual controls for times when my kids lose the remote, and a menu structure I'm familiar with. cons: likely need to increase hard drive space (no worries, I know how to do that) questions: can I use 1 multi-tuning cable card, or will I need two cable cards to support dual recording? TiVo HD or TiVo HD XL pros: supports the HD content that I care about, I think it still has the menu structure I know and love, larger initial hard drives cons: I could care less about THX, no front panel controls questions: do I care that the cable cards go in the front? TiVo Premiere base & XL pros: large drives, 1080p rather than 1080i cons: price, menu structure is new and focuses on the Hulu/Netflix streaming that I just don't care about. questions: if my usual signal source is compressed Comcast, will I even notice the difference between 1080i and 1080p? I think I'm in the market for a used machine with a lifetime sub; it's just a question of which model I'm looking for. Please share advice on which model you think fits me best as well as the reasons supporting your thoughts. Separately, I note that TiVo Desktop software may allow streaming of (appropriately formatted) media to a TiVo. Which of these machines support TiVo Desktop, and is it even worth dealing with?