I think you were misinformed by the installer. What he told you makes no sense at all. The motorola boxes that Verizon uses have multiple outputs. I know people with FiOS who've done exactly what you're doing - you most definitely could run the output to an RF modulator and from there to two separate TVs. If you wanted to control the DVR from the other room you'd need an RF remote, but what you're talking about most definitely can be done. In fact, with most of their boxes (one of their model DVRs, which they no longer install, is the exception) have RF outputs on them. So you could even dispense with the RF modulator. And to be honest, the RF outputs on these suckers are really good. One of my beefs with the equipment I had with DirecTV (I had a Hughes SD box, a DirecTV Tivo box, and a couple R15s) - the RF output on them (all of them) sucked. That's not the case with these boxes - I have both an RF hookup and a s-video hookup on one of my TVs, from one of their SD boxes. To be honest, the S-video is sharper... but not by much. There are times when I have the TV on the tuner input, and I don't realize that I'm not on the S-video input. What's more, they carry your locals (SD, HD, and digital subchannels) and digital music channels (Music Choice and Urge Radio) in the clear. If you have a TV with a QAM tuner you don't need a box at all to get those channels. All the STB outputs are on simultaneously too, so that's not an issue at all. I have FiOS, and I have HDMI going from the DVR to my main TV. I also have the composite audio going out directly to a sound system. That way I can listen to the Music Choice channels without having to have the TV turned on. One final point - the notion that you're not allowed to do a self-install of boxes isn't right either. I don't know if the installer can just leave a box at your house without hooking it up, but you can order a box from them which they'll ship to you which you can then install yourself. I did that. When Verizon eliminated their analogs, they offered up free 'digital adapters' (very pared down STBs) for free to existing customers. I took one. It got shipped to my house. I ran the cabling myself, and did the 'install' (activation) of the box myself.