Any new HD and digital stations that will be added in the future that are not local channels will not be available to cable card customers. Even if the system is not SDV capable yet it will be and Cox does not want to give a customer something and then take it away (even though it is free material). There are many people on these forums I see bashing a company for issues with THEIR own bought product and fail to see why. Cox did not mandate the use of cable cards the FCC did. The cards are not made by Cox they are made by SA or Mot. If they go bad they go bad, that is not a fault of Cox. Cable cards are a limited technology at best in certain devices. Last I heard both Sony and Mitsubishi stopped putting cable card slots in their newer tvs because they were spending more money on upgrades and tech support than warranted for sub par technology. I have 2 tvs that have had cable cards, I have tried the Tivo out and returned it; the point being that with the overpriced equipment that is being sold the cable card technology doesn't work properly to full potential and is not reliable yet. I will stick with my rental fee for now so I can enjoy all my HD stations, VOD, guide, PPV, and mosaic channels. This all doesn't matter much since in the next two to three years we will all be buying boxes from our local electronic store and putting cable cards in them that work two way to view channels and the cable company will no longer rent boxes to us.