I too finally broke down and bought an S3 with the Fathers Day rebate promotion. Mine arrived on Friday the 22nd and I picked up my cablecards from Comcast and was able to self install with minimal hassles. The first tech on the phone missed a few key steps but the second tech had a sheet that gave her explicit instructions on pairing the CC's with a Series 3. The first card activated easily for the second tech. It took two cards for slot 2 but by last night I had both tuners working wonderfully. Overall my Cablecard installation experience was pretty good and Comcast was very easy to work with. Now that I bought it I can't believe I waited so long. The picture quality is amazing on the Series3.