Advertisements I would pay several hundred for the box plus the lifetime subscription. I have one S2 right now with a lifetime subscription. I've been waiting for the S3 to come out, but finally couldn't wait anymore. So, I got one from Time Warner Cable and am renting it for about $7 per month (or something like that). I really dislike the cable co.'s dvr though. As soon as Tivo has a S3 for around $300 (plus the cost of the lifetime subscription), I will switch over to it in a heartbeat. Until then though, I'm not going to "waste" money on another S2 when what I want is an S3.