I can't stand it anymore. The TWC box is so unforgivable horrid that, despite all the CableCard/SDV nonsense, I'm going to switch back to Tivo. I was hoping someone could answer a few questions, though, as I want to do this correctly. Should I get the Tivo hooked up before I call TWC and can I download to updates before committing to the monthly service? If this whole thing goes **** up and I've bought the Tivo at Best Buy or something, I can just return it, right? I'm on TWC in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) and I apparently have SDV, so I'll need the nefarious tuning adapter. I've been reading about cable companies allowing self-installs of CableCards. Does anyone have any experience with my particular cable office on that? Is it better to have them do it, or to do it myself? Do I have to get the wireless adapter because I need a stupid tuning adapter, or is it okay to have the Tivo hooked up to ethernet? (I clearly have no idea what the tuning adapter is all about or how the thing works) I'm just trying to figure out the best way to do this, and when to call these jackanapes and tell them where they can put their DVR. I also don't want to get charged a bazillion dollars in "fees." I realize that they want me to keep their stupid DVR so they'll do anything they can to dissuade me from switching to Tivo, so I'm hoping to be prepared when I finally have to talk to them. Any help from you wizards would be greatly appreciated!