I have a SIL that works for comcast service in a remote area of the state - he heard the other day that cable cards are being phased out in favor of their new X1 platform. They are having a hard time getting the cards where he works and were told to tell the clients that they are using "old hardware technology" and to upgrade to X1. (based on the complete lack of support that comcast has for cable cards, I would be surprised if they are taking that stand). I have a Premium Tivo that uses one (had to go thru 3 cards to find one that mostly works) I have 2 older series 2 on lifetime support that still use the old motorola stb with a serial connection, and I love it. Wish I didnt have to do the cable card for the premium but it is what it is. Comments?