When Cablevision went all-digital (no analog feeds, so a cable box or cable card device is required to receive anything), I thought that was that. Well, silly me, I was wrong: As of October 26th in my area (Merrick, NY), and at staggered dates both past and future throughout Cablevision's area, almost all channels will be on switched digital video, and thus require a tuning adapter. I found this out when my non-TA TiVo HD could no longer get signals from 95% of its lineup, as opposed to getting 95% of the lineup without the TA before the all-digital deadline. Once I connected an old TA I wasn't using, voila! all the channels came back. On the good side of things, the TAs are much more stable, I suppose with the latest firmware in place. The previous incarnations were flaky to the point where they would reset frequently, killing any ongoing recordings. (If there's a wish list re the TA, it would be that TiVo units continue recording after TA resets resolve themselves.) Now they seem to reset very infrequently, thankfully, and they now work with Premieres well. (Previous incarnations would never download the channel map correctly.) The truly silly thing I was told by Cablevision customer service during the switchover to all-digital was that this conversion would free up spectrum space to obviate SDV and TAs. "People, like those who own TiVos, have had so many issues with TAs that we'll be able to eliminate them." Heh, riiiight -- "elimination by proliferation"?