Advertisements Hello, I've owned a Series3 + lifetime for many years (I got one as soon as they were available). Lately I've been having issues where it would act weird. Maybe one out of every 20 recordings is corrupted in such a way that it's unwatchable (blocky, sound broken, etc.). I suspect it's possible my old harddrive might have some bad sectors in it's old age. Here are the options I see: Buy a new harddrive and try to repair my TiVo myself (market rate). This might not be a bad option to extend the life of my TiVo, but I'm not positive this will fix things. It's the cheapest option, but potentially might not resolve my issues. Upgrade to a new box - I'd go with the new Premiere elite w/ lifetime ($1000). I'm not crazy about this idea given how everybody is so unhappy with the new HDUI and I'm personally very disappointed with how slow TiVo is innovating and fixing bugs. Build myself a HTPC and go with WMC7 ($800-$1000). I like this option because it'd allow me to have one modern integrated box that does all my TV, streaming, DVD watching, etc. There are a few features that TiVo has (record the buffer, buffer all tuners at once) which are nearly dealbreakers for me. What do you guys think? Should I try to change the HDD, or get a new box (either another TiVo or a HTPC)?