Advertisements I currently three TiVo products in my house, (Roamio Pro, Premiere Series 4, and Mini) and have owned other models since 2000. Now that the cable companies’ FCC mandate to provide and support cable cards has been removed (here is one of a few articles) it would appear that buying a new TiVo would be foolish for anyone who is a cable subscriber. A couple weeks ago, I called my cable company (Spectrum) to drop a my landline service and increase my internet speed. As we were going over the available service tiers, I discovered that Spectrum has me in what they now call a “legacy” tier, which is the only tier that supports cable cards. All of the current tiers available DO NOT have cable card support. The way I found this out was that my customer service guy was all ready to change my tier for me (to “save” me money) and casually asked how many cables boxes I wanted as I currently didn’t have any. I said “I don’t use cable boxes because I have three TiVos”. He told me that the new tiers wouldn’t work with TiVos because cable cards are no longer supported in anything but their legacy tier for old customers. He also said that new customers cannot get cable cards and that they no longer stock them. If I have any service issues related to my cables cards, Spectrum will no longer do anything about it, nor are their techs trained to. Eventually, (and especially if I ever moved), my cable cards will not work. There was no word on when or if Spectrum’s legacy tier will be gone, but it’s caused me to not consider buying a new TiVo in the future as it seems like it is now based on obsolete tech if you want to watch cable. Unfortunate, but I was curious if anyone knows what TiVo might be doing to try to keep us in their ecosystem. Is there anything TiVo is or can do short of fighting the FCC over this? Seems like the writing is on the wall.