Advertisements I have an original Series 3 HD & a Series 2 (w/ cable box control) hooked up with my Comcast cable TV service. Series 3 is lifetime and Series 2 is on a $6.95/month plan. Recently, my Series 3 went on the fritz and I suspect its a failing hard drive. For now, I disconnected it from the HDTV and put it aside until I could get some time to fully look at it. In the meantime, I also got a regular HD box from my local Comcast office so I can still enjoy HD programming on the 42" HDTV. Well, I get the bill this month and come to learn that Comcast is not only charging me about $10/month for the HD box, but also a $10/month "technology fee". I was never charged this when I had my regular SD digital box (hooked up to Series 2) and Series 3 HD (w/ two cable cards). At first, I thought maybe I would just get an upgrade kit from DVR_Dude on ebay & call it a day. Probably his 2TB kit for $190, but then I got to thinking about another possibility; get a TiVo Premiere for $80-100, call TiVo up and ask to cancel my Series 2 (since I got a Premiere) & then maybe they would offer me the $99 lifetime deal (for the Series 2) I have seen mentioned here. I am thinking I would then also get a lifetime membership on the newer Premier. Is this possible? I would then go back to not having this "technology fee" and "HD box" fee with Comcast. Just the free SD box and 2 cable cards (@ $1.50 each) & save another $20/month I could then maybe just sell the lifetime Series 3 on ebay. I realize I wouldn't get nearly as much for it since it probably has a failing hard drive, but it could fetch enough to help pay for the S2 lifetime and S4 lifetime (& hardware). Thoughts?