Advertisements This thread has just exploded, and I apologize if this was pointed out since I don't have time to review every post (it's coffee break time!) I have a Series 2 box that has a Lifetime subscription on it, and I've had the box for 18 months. I truly enjoy the TiVo experience and it's made it worthwhile for me to continue having cable, which I was on the verge of canceling before I got my TiVo. One thing that I've always wondered, though...if Lifetime subscribers are a financial "burden" on TiVo, why isn't a system made that's somewhat analogous to how computer operating systems are upgraded? Consider Lifetime to ensure that you will keep the basic scheduling and features that are on the system when you purchase it. You will receive bug fixes for that generation of software. If new software is created that provides awesome new functionality, make that an option to purchase for a reasonable upgrade price. This would be mutually beneficial--provide an incentive for TiVo to create and develop new features that I find compelling enough to upgrade for as well as provide for additional revenue off of Lifetime subscribers. To me, this type of model makes sense. I have a Mac that happily runs 10.3. I can pay the upgrade to 10.4 if I want to, but on that particular machine, there's no pressing need.