Split cable, one to cable box, the other to TiVo. TiVo RF out to TV RF in. Cablebox A/V to TiVo A/V in. TiVo A/V out to TV A/V in, for better picture/stereo audio, DVD player to another input. TiVo in Standby to watch TV direct.
Optino 2: same as above, but split cable 3 ways, to cable box, TiVo RF in, and TV RF in, simply using TV remote to watch direct.
Series 2 234 Hr Lifetime.
Window XP and Ubuntu Linux on my PCs.
Watching more and more in HD direct now.