Advertisements This is actually getting close to an answer I can respect. If Tivo crunched some numbers and determined that a sustainable lifetime price would have had to be something nobody would pay, ok. That sucks, but so be it. What's sort of grating on me is the cheerleading for all these new ongoing fee options as though they should somehow replace or eliminate any desire for lifetime service. Suck it up. Say "We know some people want lifetime service but we can no longer afford to offer an affordable lifetime option. We are sorry about that, but we've increased the number of ongoing payment plans which, while not a substitute for lifetime service, we hope will include an acceptable alternative."