I'm curious, but afraid I already know the answer to my inquiry. My wife goes through the roof complaining (I'm saying it politely) when both tuners record shows and she can not even watch tv. Before digital cable was forced on me, I had a splitter with analog signal and when S2 tuner recorded, I could always go to viewing the tv source and watch any current tv show. This is what my wife is used to being able to do. Now, with Premier and digital signals, you can not watch tv by itself anymore. (I also got suprised by being charged a monthly fee for the cablecard, which I wasnt told I would get a monthly charge.) So my question is simply, is the only way to watch current tv - no Tivo, is to attach a seperate DTA - at an additional charge? Of is it not possible and I am tied to Tivo for everything? Wanting HD programming is not that important to me.