I'm in Chicago, got the HD Tivo in 1st week in October. Called them up to ask for HD Network fees from NY, they sent out the requests. I had Fox and CBS within 3 days. 4 days later, NBC and ABC were coming in as well, right before I got the postcard in the mail telling me they were activated. You shouldn't have a problem, I know I've read on here where others had the same experience as I did, very painless.