Advertisements To be honest, the lifetime plan was never an obvious winner for me in the past (I was always thinking that technology would advance and something better/cheaper would come out the next year, so I always pushed off any inkling I had to get it). And here we are today, and I still find myself feeling that way. But if the price was right, I could justify going for it. But... I just noticed that the TiVo website indicates that if you go with one of their monthly or annual plans, you also get a pseudo-extended warranty such that if your TiVo breaks, you can replace it (with a refurb unit) for $49. But if you have lifetime, you're on your own. Now, I've had some really, really old TiVo's and they seem rock solid (the one device that broke was due to an electrical issue and me not having it plugged into a surge protector). So I wouldn't normally want to spend extra money on an extended warranty on a TiVo, but this seems like a decent deal, and has me second-guessing things. I may just go ahead and go with the Amazon (or Best Buy price-matched) $300 Roamio Plus and go with an annual plan.