Advertisements I have recently changed to DirecTV from Comcast cable. I have two Series 2 80-hour TiVos and a Panasonic DVD recorder attached to a Sony HDTV. With Comcast, I had HD reception and it was set up this way: Cable coming out of wall into 4-way splitter w/signal booster. Splitter split signal to go to: 1 HD cable box (no DVR function) 1 Panasonic DVD recorder w/200 GB Hard Drive. 2 Series 2 80-hour TiVos (both lifetime and working swell) With this set up, I basically was able to use each of the TiVos and the DVD recorder (which goes out to get the TV Guide programming info) as it's own tuner...and I could thus record one thing on the TiVo while recording something else on the DVD recorder. I had two other TVs connected to cable, but no other cable boxes on those. I was not able to get HD reception from DirecTV (too many trees in my neighbor's yard), so I went with the standard satty system. I got 4 receivers and 1 dish with a dual LNB. I only have 3 TVs at the moment and 2 of those are crappy, but I really wanted reception in the master bedroom, guest bedroom and basement rec room in addition to the main living room (where the above-described set-up is located) and will be replacing the 2 crappy secondary TVs this week. The DirecTV guy came and installed the satellite, but he doesn't care anything about my components - 'not my job'. So it is up to me to connect them. He DID tell me that I could no longer use the same set-up as before, because the cable out of the wall MUST go into the satty receiver as opposed to the splitter as before. But now I don't know how to connect anything...or even if I can USE the TiVos with DirecTV. My questions: 1. Can I use these 'regular' series 2 TiVos with DirecTV? 2. If so, is it still possible to have a TiVo and a DVD recorder attached to my main TV and watch one thing while recording another? Or record two different things at the same time? 3. If so, do I need any special splitters or anything? I already have a 4-way splitter with a signal booster...but it's not made for satty - it's one I've been using for a year with Comcast. Do I need a different splitter for satty? 4. If I can't watch one thing while recording another, does anyone else out there have this desire? And if so, what do they suggest as an alternative to my old set-up? Thanks for any assistance!