Great minds think alike...I mentioned this to the lead tech but he didn't seem to get it. They'd have much more control over what happens and maybe, just maybe, the person with hands on the Tivo reading the auth info from the box would be able to directly enter the auth info into the comcast system instead of going through an intermediary. I'd even be willing to leave my many hundreds of $$ worth of hardware in their hands for a couple of days to get it done. (cost of hardware + cost of lifetime subscription). But I'd much rather watch it being done. They must already have some kind of "cable card install techs" with a lab bench somewhere to do their own HD DVR's, right? My guess is that Comcast doesn't want to be responsible for my equipment. Otherwise, I can't think of a good reason they wouldn't want to handle it this way. This would have to be far cheaper than rolling a truck...3 times now for me.