I have a model 140 Series 2 with lifetime, which qualifies for the HD+transfer offer. So I could pay $299 for a TiVoHD and $199 to transfer lifetime, which gives me a lifetime TiVoHD for $498. However, I could buy a S3 on Amazon for $575, which will only be $375 after the new activation rebate. If an MSD plan qualifies as a new activation, I'd have an S3 for $375 plus $84/year. Or I could buy an HD on Amazon for $250 and activate it under MSD. Questions, then: 1) Do the MSD monthly plans allow you do collect the new activation rebate, or can you only get that with full-price monthly (and prepaid) plans? 2) Which do you think is the best idea (assuming I do want some HD-capable TiVo)? doing the transfer? Or getting an S3/HD with MSD and waiting for some future lifetime transfer option to some future better (CC2.0 compatible?) TiVo? 3) Since the S3 has a rebate and the HD does not, that means the S3 is only $125 more than the HD on a new activation right now. Is it worth the extra $125?