You did not mention if your first unit has lifetime on it. If so, then your logic is sound, but if your first unit does not have lifetime on it then, while $299 is worth 43 months of a $6.95 subscription, your original unit's subscription will go from $12.95 to $6.95, so the breakeven is 23 months ($299/12.95), as you would then be paying $6.95 per month for the original.zedhawk said:Ok I got another tivo for xmas and heres my question. I have a tivo in the house that has the lifetime subsciption on it already. Now for my 2nd Tivo should I pay the 299 for the lifetime or just hook it up with the multiple room discount. I figured it out as in the long run to be cheaper for the the 2nd unit to be on the monthly plan. Heres why
299 for lifetime
6.95 month x 43 months = 298.85
so i guess for the multiple room discount you would need to have the tivo for 4.5 years for it to be worth the lifetime price. i mean whats the average lifespan on tivos. cause if i pay for the lifetime and it breaks then tivo makes out on the lifetime when u have multiple tivos in your house
Answer: If you aleady have lifetime on the first unit, then I would go monthly. If you don't have lifetime on the first unit, go Lifetime.