The integration ban hasn't really done anything to make the consumer CC experience better. They send out boxes with the CC soldered in place and preactivated for their system and hey have a completely different UI in their support system for setting up their own boxes vs retail CC devices. The purpose of the integration ban was to make it so retail devices and rented boxes were on equal footing, but that has never really been the case. By the time CCs were actually deployed MSOs had started offering additional services which were not compatible with CCs such as VOD and SDV. TiVo had to push hard to get the Tuning Adapter adopted just so we could tune SDV channels and even now they are not well supported and problematic for a lot of users. While CCs allow us to access digital channels, which we wouldn't be able to do without them, they're also a poorly designed mess in need of a more up to date replacement. I just hope that the MSOs learned their lesson with CCs and will come up with something easier to use next time around.