I dont have $250 to pay for a lifetime sub, and you guys are against giving yourself a lifetime sub for good reasons. I'm going to buy a phillips 14 hour tivo from fleabay, and i want to do the following upgrades and modifications:

TiVonet or turbonet

larger hdd

memory upgrade

Should i just pay $10 a month? i want the guide data for my cable and off air channels, as well as directv. This unit will go along side my directivo and be used as my analog capture device.

You guys are against aquiring a lifetime sub by means of altering the contents of a certain partition, because tivo provides a great, cheap service. what servers are the guide data aquired from? they seem to be a well kept secret too.