Provocative title, yes. I was reading over on DSLR, that Verizon FiOS's picture quality has absolutely tanked. I knew Frontier FiOS's quality was horrendous, Comcast is total trash after the MPEG-4 downgrade, and I haven't heard good things about Altice, Charter, or Cox when compared to DirecTV or OTA. I think QAM is pretty much dead. The MSOs and telcos seem to be entirely focused on internet, and are either bit-starving to an absurd extent (Comcast), or just have no clue how to encode (Verizon, Frontier, and maybe others). Short of some local yokel or small regional provider that's still offering decent VQ on QAM, I think QAM is dead. Just as 4k TVs came in and demanded better VQ, the providers started providing worse VQ. Combined with the massive cord-cutting movement that is rapidly changing the pay TV business, I think TiVo on QAM is basically dead. Here's to hoping that TiVo can navigate through the ATSC 3.0 transition, as OTA is TiVo's last hope. I love my Roamio OTA, and will continue to use it for my OTA consumption until 3.0 becomes a thing, and DVRs are available for it.