I got both of our 10 year old SV2000's working with Uverse. No IR Blaster needed, the signal from the Tivo is plenty strong enough. The only potential problem is the modem. The Series I modem has always been a bit twitchy and it is somewhat unreliable with the Uverse phone line. Installing Turbonet and using the internet to dial out fixes it. Of course, the 5 minute wakeup recordings are still needed, but I'm working on a cute fix for that.