Not really.. It still sounds like you selected the wrong lineup when you ran through Guided Setup without the CableCard installed. The process of GS, without a cablecard, is that it first asks if you have a cablecard. You say no, then it asks for a zip code and then you select your lineup. Once you select your lineup, it asks you what channel you get on channel number X. I know this because I have three CableCard capable TiVos, have used them in two different cable systems, and have run Guided Setup on them every time without a CableCard at the outset. The channel list from the CableCard doesn't actually affect the contents of the lineup or channels you receive. Quite the contrary, many people still bemoan the fact that TiVo requires you to manually check or uncheck channels that you do or do not subscribe to. What it sounds like happened, and I would be willing to bet a month's salary on this, is that IF you have a CableCard installed when you start Guided Setup, it uses the channel map from the CableCard to figure out the lineup automatically. Then, it dumps you back into the standard Guided Setup, including asking you to verify a channel. All a CableCard in the box prior to GS does is skip the zip code + pick a lineup process. It still picks a lineup provided by Tribune, there is no way that it picked a lineup that isn't visible when you run GS w/o a card. The reason TiVo suggests running GS first, before putting in the card, is that it is infinitely easier to troubleshoot the cablecards AFTER you have unfettered access to the menus, the ability to change channels, etc.