I've been away from these boards for awhile so I've got behind the times with what Tivo now offers, I've been to their website and I'm still not sure what I need. Here's the deal, my son is moving to Madison, Wisconsin and he now needs a Tivo as we had Direct Tivos at our home. I also have a stand alone Series 2 with Lifetime that my mom is using but after using a DTivo with two tuners I don't think he would be happy with a single tuner plus I'm not even sure it would work in his situation. I believe the 8-plex he's moving into uses Charter Communications as it's cable provider and included in the rental price is Expanded Basic Cable (2-77) which I assume is analog. He will add HBO which according to the cable companies website is digital. We come from a very, very small town so before we got Direct TV we had a local cable company that didn't have any digital channels nor did we have cable boxes so this is all greek to me. With cable companies in bigger cities do you always have a cable box or just when you're receiving both analog and digital channels? Going to Tivo's website it appears my son needs either the Series 2DT ($100) or the HD ($300) but which does he need? Knowing nothing about cable cards will he have to get one? I have more questions about subscription plans, etc. but maybe someone can help me decide what he needs first.