Well, certainly exciting news. My brother-in-law got us a Series 2 Tivo DVR for Christmas; my wife and I have been talking about putting it on ebay for some time now - and now today's announcement !!! Now I just have to decide (after a rather lengthy discussion) if the monthly fee is a higher priority for me than having some other technology that I've been ogling. At any rate, does anyone know - if I activated this week - if my Tivo will work just like it would in the US??? Like, do I get ALL the functionality??? My wife also wants to know if we can start off on the monthly plan, and then after a couple months we decide we're pretty darned happy if we can buy the lifetime plan . . . . . .