For what it's worth the person I've been talking to at Comcast is saying the same thing about the CableCARD availability in this region (Central NJ). He's currently contacting someone in a central warehouse to determine exactly when more will arrive and what's going on with them. He mentioned that in the most recently received batches thay've had a lot of problems and apparently some 300 of them even had been stolen. So who knows what's happening. This person was referred to me after I faxed a lengthy list of problems to Comcast's corporate offices in Philadelphia. As I find out more details, I'll post them here.