Advertisements So yesterday I called Comcast and they said to just go down to a distribution center and pick-up the cards and self-install -Sweet! However, when I arrived at the LG center, there was confusion: 1. They wouldn't hand over the cards, a tech needed to come out to install. Main reason sited was that the first gen cable-card compatible TV's had major difficulties communicating between the TV and Comcast, therefore to save so many headaches with phone customer service, Comcast made it a mandatory "tech install". 2. There would be a $16 install fee. (Makes sense when you have a tech come out to service. No big deal, I just spent 800 bucks on the box. 16 bucks more isn't going to make me cry.) 3. The second cable card would cost me an extra $6.95 per month. (Comcast here views the second card as a second potential "box" that theoretically could be used in a second TV and therefore is considered a second system. However, if I gave up my current Comcast box (which I will), the second card then becomes free. Why, I haven't a clue and neither did the CS folks in LG). BUT, when I mentioned that I would be giving up my current Comcast box they then told me that if i did this, it would break the "bundle package pricing" that I currently get -I get Cable, HBO, Internet, HD, etc. for $90 per month. Bottom line: I witnessed them searching for info within the Comcast CS site and they could not find any "real" info regarding the cable cards. As well, there was absolutely zero info on the S3 or Tivo as a whole. I don't fault the Cs folks; they were actually quite helpful and interested in knowing what is going on with TiVo/Comcast/Cable cards issues. Who I do fault, to some extent, is Tivo for not having their "ducks in a row" with Comcast regarding the S3 release and Cable cards installs. After all, Tivo does have a business relationship with Comcast so why they didn't anticipate this fall-out is beyond me. Comcast CS should have been well prepared to handle the S3. I know the cards are a simple user install issue but I also understand the older generations of cable card compatible TV may have been a legitimate issue but given the new S3 is Cable card certified, should have made this "tech install only" not necessary. So now I will wait for my Comcast tech to arrive to install my cards. This will be fun actually because it will give me the opportunity to quiz the heck out of him to find out what he/she knows technically as well as what insider info he/she may have about the Tivo requests. In the end, i am sure it will all work out...patience is the key so hang in there!!