Advertisements Just moved daughter into school at USC in LA. They apparently have their own cable system which does not require any intervention of a cable box or cablecard device. Just plug the RF cable into the TV and it picks up all the channels (digital, HD, pay, etc.) without any encryption (apparently). Problem is that without a cablecard I can't get TiVo Bolt to work. I currently have it setup w/ an HD antenna to get those stations and have the RF cable going directly into the TV to allow her to watch cable shows live if she wants. Obviously, a lacking solution. I researched and found this thread which was very helpful and enlightening (Digital Cable without CableCard / M-Card?). Just wondered if anything had changed in the last 2 years which would change the conclusion reached in that thread - if you can't get the provider (i.e., USC Housing in this instance) to make a cablecard available, the Bolt is gonna be a glorified paperweight in this setup. Any insight anyone can provide would be appreciated. I do have a TiVo HD DVR (TSN starts w/ 652) that I could ship out to her if she could use it without a Cablecard. Anyone know if that would work and, if so, how? Also, if anyone knows anyone who has gone through this experience at USC and resolved it, I'd greatly appreciate a contact #. The person we talked to a CS today was not very knowledgeable or cooperative. May just have to play CS roulette and try to find someone. You'd figure a self-contained system that is as large as USC would have encountered it already. Are they a big enough system where the FCC would require them to be cablecard compliant? Probably not, but I don't know the rules on that. Any help appreciated.