the analog stations shouldn't be in HD anyways so that shouldn't be a problem, especially if it worked when the cable was directly connected to the television. I've been having my own problems getting comcast cable cards but thus far its been a problem of getting the cablecards to my tivo, not getting them installed correctly. Today was supposed to be the day, but now its tomorrow at 7am. The tech who i talked to today adn who is going to do the install has actually never seen cablecards before, only heard of them! this should be fun, im just going to be ready to walk him through it (even though i have never done it either).