Advertisements The Series 3 TiVo has extremely poor support for digital (HD) cable channels that are received "in-the-clear" without CableCARDs. The FCC requires that local digital OTA channels that are rebroadcast on cable are sent "in-the-clear" and available to anyone with the most basic tier of cable service. There is no need for CableCARDs to receive these signals. The Series 3, however, does not map them into the TiVo guide...thus, no Season Pass, Wishlist, or channel guide support for them. Currently the only option is to pay for a truck roll to install 2 CableCARDs and pay rental charges on them forever...not to provide any decryption service, but solely to provide 5 or 6 channel numbers to the TiVo. And some cable companies balk at providing CableCARDs to customers who don't subscribe to a digital cable package, in which case there is NO solution available at all (except to upgrade to an expensive digital cable package). Surely there must be a simpler solution just to provide 5 or 6 channel numbers to the TiVo.