I have to admit, I'm shocked to see this many installs going well. Around the holidays last year, my parents purchased a Samsung HLR, and TWC in Milwaukee was unable to get CC working. TWC blamed Samsung and Samsung blamed TWC, and my mom gave up in the frustration of it all. CableCard certainly faces an uphill battle because of the reasons already outlined in this thread. Typically the rental fee is 50-75% less than any STB rental fee, they can't rent advertising space on the EPG, and they can't pimp PPV or VOD (via the EPG) to their customers. (do CableCo's really consider everyday people customers???) I'm glad to see TiVo fans (and TiVo corporately) try to charge the hill on this one. This is the good fight. BTW - I didn't see this mentioned earlier in the thread. Keep in mind that you can order just about any PPV service you want with CableCard - you just can't do it via your remote. You can call them, have it added to your account like a premium channel, and it should arrive. Don't let them tell you that you cant have it just because you can't order it via their STB.