And with it, you lost your TiVo(s) with lifetime service. What could you do? Would TiVo allow you to get lifetime service on the replacement(s)? If so, at what cost? If not, should you attach a special insurance rider to the value of something you can no longer buy? Before I transferred my lifetime services to my S3 units, I had been using the original units for 7 years. And they were still functional. That's a value of around $700 per unit at the going rate of 3yrs pre-paid.