http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/tivo-petitions-fcc-insure-consumer-access-its-dvr/144432 Tivo has petitioned the FCC to guarantee that cable customers can continue to use retail set-top boxes with CableCARDS. That follows a court decision in which EchoStar won its challenge to FCC rules on the ability to record TV programming. The issue was not CableCARDS, but it raised questions about cable obligations to support consumer access to the cards, according to Tivo, which it wants the FCC to clear up since those CableCARDS also allow access to TiVo recording devices. The actual 31 page filing can be read here --> http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520930889 At the Cable Show in Washington last month, FCC Media Bureau Chief Bill Lake said that one of the "sleeper" issues at the FCC, or more like one that had him tossing and turning in bed, was where to go with navigation devices after the courts essentially threw out the CableCard rules while preserving the integration ban. The question of what downloadable security should be included in navigation devices remains, he said.