Advertisements Even since getting my TiVo Series 3, I've been hungry for all my channels in HD, and used my TiVo Series 3 to the utmost. I dealt with clueless techs and CableCARD changes, but then Time Warner Cable (Austin, TX) pulled the SDV card and forced one of those Cisco Tuning Adapters on me. Suddenly, we just couldn't count on our channels tuning any more! We changed Tuning Adapters, we had TWC technicians visit (with full-day appointment windows to boot, so I had to take days off work), we changed CableCARDs, but the problems remained. Suddenly, after a day, or week, or sometimes a few weeks, suddenly a bunch of our channels could not be tuned. We'd have to reboot the TiVo, or reboot the TiVo and the TA, and then that would fix the problem - for a while. In the meantime, the volume of complaints from my Better Half continued to rise and rise, and finally after being a TiVo owner since (good heavens, I just found the receipt) August 22, 2000 (Philips HDR312 with lifetime), as well as a Series 2 and Series 3, I have bowed to what I view as the cable industry's deliberate and ultimately successful campaign to use the premium (non-broadcast) HD channels as their latest weapon against TiVo, and I succumbed and had TWC out to install an... an.... (crud, I can hardly bring myself to type it!) a TWC DVR. I hate it. I hate its interface, I hate its remote, I hate its responsiveness. But, I have TV. Every time. All in HD. I also have cool new things, like On Demand shows and movies. And most importantly, I have a happy Better Half. But it really, really upsets me that my beloved and very very expensive TiVo is sitting unused due to what should be illegal machinations to close down a free and open market. Does anyone who's gone from Series 3 to the latest models of TiVo that support the multi-stream CableCARDs have a tale of woe turned to success to give me hope? I won't be buying a new TiVo just yet as I am not ready for that fight with the wife, but I'm hopeful that even she will grow tired of the horrid experience of the TWC DVR, and am looking for a ray of hope. Is there a life without Tuning Adapters to be had out there in TiVo land? Will TiVo get the ability to truly live on the cable system and have the two-way communication that makes other cool things possible? Or, ultimately, is the cable industry succeeding and driving our beloved TiVo into obscurity? Lookin' for hope, even as I choke on my bile while (at least) getting my HD channels every single time I turn on the system. ..CG..