I never suggested Tivo owners were singled out. In fact, I am asking because I am adding an HDhomerun Prime to the mix, not a second Tivo. This rests on the premise that television providers aught to receive something for each television in the home. That is a tenuous premise for any number of reasons. I am aware of nowhere that the FCC has stated that this is the case. Comcast does not charge for DTA boxes. Analog cable could be split easily with little consequence when done properly, and at some point in time, the cable companies stopped worrying about that. Just because there is A logic to it, doesn't mean that the logic is good, or lawful. The logic here is to maximize the money to the cable company. As a general rule, there is no additional cost to the cable company for the consumer adding additional outlets in their home. If it doesn't cost them anything, then why should the consumer pay for it (in a regulated environment, not a purely free market)? Clearly, individual cases do not speak to the greater point of what the law requires, or what the intent of the law is. This goes both ways, both overcharges and undercharges.