I currently pay for local channels only in analog. However, I also receive over 50% of cable channels OTA for some reason and includes ESPN, Travel, History, Food network, to name a few channels that are usually included in a basic package. This is after I just got my new tv and scanned the QAM tuner. I also receive digital channels too. I have a HD series3 tivo and know that only a cablecard with get me the channel info for these channels to program it with guide data. Otherwise I have to record analog only on a splitter, or program it with channel and time only. Should I take a chance that those channels will be gone if I get a cablecard? It's obviously a glitch on TimeWarner's side. I think a card should be downstream only, but hate for them to set it up on their side and delete my free channels. The cablecards or self-install now, so no tech needed.