I'm a new Tivo owner. I know this has been asked before but I get conflicting and confusing answers when I search through the FAQ. So please bear with me. I have an old Dish Network Echostar 3900 satellite receiver with a single tuner. I also have the stand alone Tivo Series 2 box. Can I record something that's scheduled on one channel while watching a different channel on live TV? When I've attempted this before, I get a popup asking me if I want to allow Tivo to switch channels as I'm watching live TV. As a result I have to say 'yes' so that my scheduled recording takes place. Otherwise it prompts me to cancel my scheduled recording. But recently I scheduled something to record on one channel while I was sleeping over night but I turned off the TV when it was on a different live channel. So the next morning, my program recorded properly on the scheduled channel even though the TV was left at a different channel before I turned it off for the night. The only information my owners manual states is that I am not able to record two shows at the same time with Satellite. It mentions nothing about watching one while recording another at the same time. Currently I have coax cable from the wall going to my satellite receiver. From there I have s-video and red/white sound cables going to the Tivo box. From the Tivo box, I have s-video and red/white sound cables going to my TV.