Advertisements Hi all, So I've used TIVO a long time. And while it is true that it appears the QAM system it depends upon is probably going away in the next 5-10 years, I believe TIVO can survive without FCC intervention. Three things need to happen for TIVO to survive for those that like Cable TV and want to continue to consume it as we do now: 1. TIVO needs to remain financially afloat and continue releasing retail boxes (seems like a challenge, but hey they made it this far) 2. TIVO users need to continue to use TIVO and not cave to cable companies cable boxes. If there reaches a point this is impossible, cancel your Cable TV package entirely until your cable provider reconsiders or find another cable provider that will accommodate TIVO if possible. 3. If you need to buy new TIVO hardware in 5 years that supports IP for your cable provider, buy the new hardware instead of caving and renting "cheaper" cable company cable boxes. Reasons: 1. Cable TV is in deep doo-doo right now. A lot of people are cutting the cord entirely and going to streaming services. 2. Because of #1, every single cable TV subscriber is of great value. Cable companies can't afford to lose subscribers, even if just a few. 3. TIVO subscribers are likely some of the most cable-faithful customers. Meaning, we likely watch more than the average cable user, spend more than the average cable user, etc. 4. TIVO subscribers are likely more technically adept than most cable customers, so as long as you get our TIVO working we are not going to call you every week because we forgot the password on our router - meaning in the long run less customer support needed. A lot of people are looking at this like cable companies don't need to support QAM and CableCARD anymore once they fully switch to IP, therefore they won't. That may be the case, but if we remain united in refusing to switch to the cable provider's boxes then cable companies will be forced to work with TIVO in finding *some* solution for us, whether its an adapter or new TIVO hardware. Not because they have to due to the FCC, but because they have to for financial reasons as us TIVO users are not users they want to lose entirely from subscribing to their Cable TV packages due to the above reasons. IMO back when the FCC drafted the cablecard requirements to allow third party hardware, those mandates were necessary as there were so many cable subscribers and cable TV providers didn't need more users. Now, though, cable companies need us TIVO users more than we need the cable companies IMO. Therefore, it makes sense that they will want to develop a solution for us users even if they are not forced to. If anything, cable subscribers with TIVO have more leverage now than they ever did before due to their faithfulness to the cable subscription model. We just need to collectively stick to the above gameplan and not buy into the idea that we need to go with the cable company's boxes for cable TV.