good lord. I just want to share my experience with my cablecard experience with fios. We signed up for "new" verizon fios service last week and a cablecard came in the mail for self install. At the time I have my HTPC all setup and ready to go, pop in the cablecard, do the activation. the ceton diag tool says its fully activated but no signal. called up fios, they think the card is defective, send me cablecard #2. same thing happens. I thought there was something wrong with my infinitv so i contacted ceton, who let me upgrade to their beta firmware. Still, same problems. Finally, verizon decides to send a tech over. after 2 hours of trying to get cablecard #2 to work, he thinks its defective and pops in cablecard #3 from his truck. He tells me that since the cablecards came in dropshipped that he doesn't know where they're from, and if they happen to be out of state, it will not activate in my state and there would be no way to tell. after an hour of the tech being on the phone the cablecard finally works! 10 days later, we turn the tv on, and its not working again. now they want to send us out another cablecard. I asked them to send out a tech, but they told me that it would cost $80 for them to send a tech out to install a cable card. i'm almost certain that it's a verizon problem, but the reps on the phone can't seem to do anything but ask me to unplug and replug in my cablecard. is there any other way to get these guys to activate my cablecard correctly?? :'( edit:yes. I forgot to mention that after the first two cable card problems i asked the verizon dude who came to my house to install a low pass filter and he did. dont know how i forgot this, but i also forgot to mention, that today we did 2 things. my wife requested that the phone number on our verizon account be changed. Im not sure if this is possible but this may have messed with some of our account settings on verizon's end and somehow de-paired my cablecard, nothing a call to verizon couldn't fix though, or at least that's what i thought. second, i installed a SD card reader on my HTPC into one of the USB headers on the motherboard. both occured at the same time so i have a feeling it could be either/or/or just a coincidence. When iremoved the sd card reader still no tv. if the sd card reader caused the cablecard / infinitv to de-sync i would be pretty annoyed at the technology in general. also, my signal strength is pretty strong at -1dB.