Well, you know where this post is going... The cable guy came today. Mediacom. Was suppose to bring "2" cable cards. I even called to double check mediacom had down that 2 cards were requested. But the guy came with only 1 card. (naturally) Anyways... he couldn't get it to work. Plugged it in, the premiere said "M-Card Installed". But he couldn't get it "paired". In the cablecard setup screen under installer menus, there is a "CON:NO" display. Thats needs to be CON:YES. (anything but :NO) No matter how many "hits" they sent, it would not pair. The cable guy admitted he did not know much about cablecarcds or TIVO's. YIKES!!! He could do a "hit" himself from his handheld gadget, and he said the "hit" was saying it was successful on his end. That it was finding the card ok. But no matter, still a no-go. I called tivo cs and as far as they could tell i did everything right, as far as all the updates and everything on my part. CS said make sure no cable splitters were in the way, there was none on the line. So tivo cs could not do much. So after 3 hours, the cable guy left, requesting another guy come out next week that might have more experience with cablecards. I have 2 new premiere's and we tried both with this card, and no-go results on both. So it is NOT the units. And since the premiere's see the card installed, I really doubt a bad card is the issue. Very unlikely. Very very! I know it has to be on mediacom's end. They are not init the card correctly, or its not added to my account properly, or they are not sending the right hits to activate the card. Something??? But I dread Im in for a looooong fight with mediacom and "THE CARD". And I know these cable companies rather you use and pay for their DVR and not tivo. So I have to wonder if they just try to discourage the use of cablecards by not activating them correctly on purpose? Making it a nightmare hoping the customer will just give up? What mediacom doesn't know or realize, if they can not get the card(s) to work, I will just go with basic cable line directly to the tivo. Drop all high end cable channels. Not use any card. Especially since I also now have netflix and amazon thru these premiere boxes. Plenty of stuff to watch just with those options... Why do cable companies act like this cablecard install is their first? I'm sure they know exactly how to get these cards to work. They just refuse to cooperate with the customer.