Im considering retiring my 5 year old Series 2 box (with lifetime) and getting a second TiVo HD but I think Ill skip the lifetime transfer offer and just plug the Series 2 box in every 6 months to keep MSD going. Heres why Ive come to that decision: - My S2 will only need to operate for 2 days a year for three years in order for me to maintain MSD. I think that the chances that a new lifetime unit may fail/need service are greater than the S2 failing. Dont know what everyone elses experience is, but Ive had to repair my lifetime unit twice already ($200+ additional cost). Ive already had to RMA my first TiVo HD, which also makes me uncomfortable about transferring lifetime now. - Breakeven for $199 lifetime vs. $7 per month (3 yr commitment) is 28 months. After 3 years, I will have spent $53 more on monthly service than with lifetime. Thereafter, its another $72 per year more costly. But after 3 years I have the option of upgrading (to a Series 4!) which I wouldnt have if I transferred lifetime now. - You KNOW that TiVo is going to offer lifetime transfer again, and given that this time they put a date criteria on it, I dont want to be shut out on the next go around. - I have to believe that sometime in (early) 2008 TiVo will offer a rebate program on the TiVo HD so I might be able to save few bucks there. So, what do you guys think am I missing something here?