Advertisements Sorry if this is old news, but it was new to me so thought I'd share in case it can help anyone. A couple weeks ago my Bolt started having trouble getting the cable card to register. After numerous phone calls and a couple vists by Cox with new cablecards and TAs, they told me my Tivo is busted. Just to try something different I took the tuning adapter out of the mix and went directly to cable just to see if it would work then. Sure enough, it registered right away. But a bigger surprise is that apparently all my channels still work. Rebooted again just to make sure, but I've been running now for several days with no tuning adapter and I have yet to find something that doesn't work. At this point, if I do run into something I don't get, I'd probably opt to be OK with that as it's probably an SD station I don't use and I hate the extra heat, cabling mess, clutter and hassle the tuning adapter adds. Again sorry if this is old news. I was under the impression that the TA was needed for even basic stuff to work so I am pretty thrilled about getting rid of that.