Advertisements I purchased my first Premiere XL in August of last year. I'm generally happy with it, even though the HD UI can be a little laggy. I decided to go ahead and order a 2nd one from Amazon last week, at a price of $236.84. Seeing no evidence of a special holiday promotion, instant discount, etc. I completed my order and awaited shipment. You likely already know the rest of the story, but here it is anyway . . . I received the unit today and took the precaution of attempting to activate it before opening the box. And I, of course, discovered that the only activation option was at $19.99 per month, with no hope of ever seeing a lower rate, a lifetime option, or taking advantage of a reasonable MSD subscription (my original TiVo PXL qualifies as eligible for MSD only as a a $9.95 add-on to the $19.95 fee). I called TiVo for clarification, and after talking with both a front-line CSR and a manager, discovered that TiVo will do nothing for me . . . either accept the $19.95 terms as they are or return the unit. So I returned it. I urge anyone experiencing this scam to do the same. I refer to it as a scam because Amazon failed to divulge the complete terms of the sale to me. Fortunately, I can take advantage of my right to return the unit in unopened, new condition to Amazon at no cost. TiVo indicated that the special promotion ends today, and any purchases made through authorized retail channels after today will not require a $19.95 subscription fee. I will be reassessing the alternatives both now and at the end of my original PXL's subscription. If I can find a reasonable price with the $12.95 subscription (and eligible for MSD), I will probably make a purchase. If not, some other manufacturer will benefit. I doubt TiVo or Amazon really care about the concerns expressed above, but I felt it might be useful to inform others of my experience with both manufacturer and vendor so they could make a better informed decision than I did.