I live in Madison, WI. The cable guy came out today and we did the cable cards. He had never done cable cards before, but was game to try them out in the tivo. It took about 15 minutes after giving the pairing information to dispatch for the cards to receive all of the channels on card 1, but card 2 was almost instantaneous. Everything seems to be working fine now. I'm just hoping I don't lose any channels, but I don't expect any problems. The only hassle was convincing the sales reps to allow a tech to bring out the cable cards. 3 different sales reps and 2 tech guys swore up and down that their cable cards only worked with charter media and that the TiVo only works with sattelite TV. No words on my part would convince them otherwise, much less that the FCC said they'd have to give me the cards.. Eventually some technical supervisor called me from Michigan and I explained everything to him, and he was fine with it. He already knew they would work in the TiVo and seemed annoyed that the sales people and the tech people wouldn't agree. He did state maybe they're trained that way so that people don't call up when their TiVo doesn't work or something. At any rate, he was cool and had no problems authorizing the cards, and will probably call back tonight because he's curious to see how it went.