It appears that TiVo has finally decided to drop the monthly fee on the TiVo mini, changing the "Lifetime" cost from $249 to $149. In doing this, they are increasing the cost of the box from $99 to $149.
While some stores have updated their pricing (such as Best Buy), Amazon has not yet updated their price, so you can score a Mini for $84.99
Not sure how this will end up working (if there is a all Mini's purchased by XX/YY/ZZZZ and beyond are eligible for free lifetime, or whatever), but it may be worth taking the risk to save an additional $65 off the price of a lifetimed mini.
Information about the new pricing model for the Tivo mini can be found at: https://www.weaknees.com/cart/TiV...rvice.html