Advertisements I have been looking into setting up my A/V for my home that I am currently remodeling [as in the walls are open and I am running wires next couple of weeks]. I will have Cox cable to the house and was looking into multiple Cox DVR's, and trying to see if I could set them up in a hub through IR so that I could choose which dvr signal to use from any TV and also be able to watch different shows in different rooms. I figured out that I would need each DVR hooked to a 1x3 switch. The problem is in the remotes - If I am sitting in the living room and use the remote to change the channel or watch a recording, I believe that the remote would change both DVR's at the same time as I don't believe that COX DVR boxes and remotes are paired. So, in researching, I am looking at TIVO. Here is what I am trying to do, let me know if it is possible: I will have three rooms [main, bed, office]. I will also have a central connection closet where I will house a computer, my stereo receivers and the TIVO/DVR setup. I want to be able to record more than 2 shows while watching one. Therefore, I believe I need multiple TIVO sets. At minimum, I want to be able to watch 2 live broadcasts while recording 3-4 shows [I am a basketball coach and record games regularly while watching others]. I also don't want to be stuck watching the recording in any particular room, but be able to get that recording to a TV of my choice at the time. I would also like to be able to transfer the recordings to my computer as well. A few questions: 1] Do I need multiple TIVO's? 2] Can you send a signal/recording from one TIVO box to multiple TV sets [as in, deciding to watch something in a different room - not watching the same thing on all TV's]? 3] IF I was to centralize two TIVO boxes into a closet [as a hub] and use IR in the three rooms to control the TIVO boxes [and stereo receivers, etc.], will I be able to control each TIVO separately [with two remotes, or even one]? - in other words, can you select which box you are controlling and not control both, so I don't change the channel in my office and have my kid in the main room scream at me for changing that channel too. 4] I understand there is MRV - however, with the setup above, I wouldn't need to transfer the recording to the other box, because I would be simply selecting which box to get the signal from when I am in the room of choice. Is that even possible? 5] If it isn't possible, could I use a computer as a hub to transfer recordings to, then send to the TV's via HDMI so that all recordings are in one place and I would only need to get the recording from one place, while watching live via the TIVO box? 6] It states that copyright protected shows cannot be transferred to a hard drive. How many shows, as a percentage, are non-transferrable [typically, I watch mostly basic cable channels like ESPN, AMC, Discovery, etc...] I know this is a lot, but any help would be appreciated.