I have an HR-24 DVR, and it is normally connected to a TV using the HDMI cable. This question is for playback only, and for "ordinary" shows, not HD Movies, and other protected media. Can the Component cables be connected to another device simultaneously as the HDMI cable is connected to my television? There is a thread here that suggests that this might work, as long as you're not viewing copy protected media, but also suggests doing a reset on the DVR when switching from HDMI to Component, or vice versa. The goal is to use this with an Hauppauge HD PVR to save some documentaries and other shows that would be difficult to re-record. The alternate way if the above is not acceptable is to remove the HDMI cable, connect to the HD PVR using the component cables, and then from the HD PVR to the television. If I understand what I've already read in this forum correctly, as long as I'm not trying to copy HD movies, there should be no problem (because of "rights management"). I'm not.