If this has been covered I appologize, I couldn't find answers to this particular question in a search. OK, I've got to get away from adelphia, so I'm thinking of going to Direct TV but I am curious about how my Tivo will function with the satelite receiver. I've talked to Direct TV customer support and they said that my Tivo will function just like it does now with cable, but I don't know how could be, doesn't the sat receiver need to actually change the channel? They made it sound like there is a loop through of some kind that goes from the sat receiver to the Tivo? Basically I'm hoping that I can stick the sat receiver somewhere nearby and just browse channels and watch tv via the Tivo, never seeing the Direct TV menus. If not, this idea is never going to fly with my wife and little girls, they hate figuring out new systems! Thanks for any help.