Wow, am I glad I found this thread! So much good information. I heard on the local news a few days ago that due to Comcast's Digital Migration those of us that have their cable go from the wall directly to the tv will be forced to use one of their horrible DTA's or digital box which I absolutely refuse to do. This latest change has prompted me to upgrade to the Premiere. It arrives tomorrow afternoon and I am going to pick up a CableCard at the local Comcast center. I was told by the sales rep today that the in-house techs don't carry them. I found this odd but I'll do my part and pick one up. I am going to try a self-install. I have the ComcastCares email on hand if a problem arises and I scheduled an appt. with an in-house, tivo competent tech the following day, just in case. Oh, and the sales rep told me that I will not be charged for the 1 M-card. Will let you know what my experience is like, good or bad.