Advertisements I have COX Fairfax and TIVOHD with 2 cable cards. I've also had the CISCO SDV adapter for about a year and a half. I regularly see it drop authorization or something - the green light starts flashing and I can't watch BBC America and Top Gear - one of my SDV channels. It was working yesterday, but tonight when I wanted to watch Jonathan Ross with Goldfrapp on BBCA - its blinking and just gives me a grey screen on that channel. Totally useless! I've found sometimes I can go through and cycle power, unhook and reconnect the USB connector, and dink with it a bit and sometimes it will lock up for me a few moments later, and the SDV channels come through. Sometimes. But not tonight. The few times I called and had the cable guy come out, and shows me a good picture on his box and acts like its the TIVOs fault - what can I say, I don't know what is at fault. I don't really care - I'm paying for TV I can't watch and I shouldn't need 3 gadgets from different vendors to interact just so I can watch TV. But I'm really tired of having to play with this mess once a week or so to get those "extra" channels that I've been paying for all along that they put on SDV service and made it more difficult for me to rely on TIVO catching them in Season pass so I can watch them when I get a chance. If I rip this COX cable all out, does FIOS and the TIVO work any better? Because all I really care about is that it works when I want to watch the shows I am paying for, and this current rube goldberg mess isn't reliable and doesn't cut it.