I'm one of the Palm Beach County FL folks who was able to get an upgrade to the new firmware. See thread at http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9878644. Prior to 11/15, my Premiere, HD, and S3 had various firmware versions. I came back from vacation today (12/1) to find my Premiere, HD, and CC1 on my S3 all at PKEY1.5.3_F.p.1101. Strangely, CC2 in my S3 was not updated, so I'll have to give them a call tomorrow about that. But it does appear that the many complaining voices in PBC did result in something positive.