As you can see, I suggested this route many posts ago, knowing this is a re-modulated hybrid satellite/cable/OTA commercial system, a la' LodgeNet, etc. Why you ran this poor fellow through the wringer is beyond me. The Premiere could also work as suggested but the main issue could be if he has QAM (digital) channels which would then mean he'd need a cablecard to map channels correctly, and I highly doubt BulkTV supports cablecards. If they're all analog, he may be ok "if" as you say, TiVo has the correct lineup. His best bet is actually a PC with windows media center and a tuner that supports ATSC, analog and QAM channels because he can download any area guide and then customize and remap the channels within the guide as he sees fit. This solution may be too complicated to setup and maintain though.