I have no RR and never have had it; I gets ADSL from the phone company. I have had an S3 and a TiVo HD, each of which has two cable cards from TW (Cincinnati) and have always had HBO. In fact, during a tune up a few years ago, an installer told me that my system was easy to work on and fix up (signal strength, etc) because I did not have my phone or internet on my cable, just TV. The only thing that makes any sense at all is that maybe you signed up with a RR and HBO package at one time. It is not at all true that RR is necessary for HBO. In fact the technicians prefer it the other way.