Long time Tivo user since first Series 1 Tivo came out. The last Tivo model I bought was a series 2, actually I own about 4 of them but not all on and in use at the moment. I have watched all the new Tivo models come out over the last several years and always wanted to upgrade but kept hold off. Finally, I bought a shiny new Tivo Premier a few days ago. I am VERY disappointed at this point mostly due to all the cable card and tuning adapter issues. Can someone tell me what the point of a cable card is instead of the original IR blaster setup? If the benefit is suppose to be eliminating the external cable box then I don't think that was a success, I now have a Tuning Adapter from Time Warner that takes up as much space as the cable box I have in my bedroom. The installs and problems with this card and adapter so far are horrible and I just fail to see why the IR Blaster method is no longer available. IR blaster just works and always has. There is no compatibility or install issues with the cable card, no special setup required from the cable company and so on. Tivo just simply changes the channel like a remote would. Arrg... Just don't get it. Give me my IR Blaster back Tivo, so far cable card and tuning adapter sucks! What happens when there is a power outage and I am not home? Do I miss shows because the tuning adapter flakes out or Tivo doesn't see it and something needs to be rebooted? I ask because I noticed when the tuning adapter it power cycled, the Tivo doesn't really see it every time until the Tivo is then rebooted. So if I am out of town for a week and there is a storm with a power outage, then I miss a weeks worth of recordings because of this garbage setup. Maybe I just don't understand it all at this point??? Finally, am I suppose to get ALL channels through the Tivo as I do through the Time Warner provided Digital Cable box in the bedroom? At the moment, I am not sure. I saw a brochure that showed almost half the channels from Time Warner as "Not available with Cable Card". Rant Over..