Hi all. I had hoped to upgrade to a new DirectTV/DVR combo but discovered that I need a second cable from the satellite dish to the location of the television. My existing cables were installed during remodeling projects and are inside interior walls. A new cable would have to be run the entire length of my house and then brought in through the exterior wall. Because of the materials of my house, this solution, while not impossible, is definitely sub-optimal. So my stupid question is, what is TiVo. How is it connected to your tv? Does it run directly from the TV or does it, too, require a cable? (okay, several stupid questions.) Do I have any other options for recording t.v. shows? Thanks.