First I would like to thank everyone for the information I have learned while reading this forum. I now have some questions and hoping someone can help. Right now I have 5 tv setup all with HD. In my living room I have 3 tvs with one HR24 and two H24. I also have one HR24 in my bedroom and one HR24 in the spare room. I am now looking to get the HR 34 to replace this setup but I want to make sure I dont lose any capabilities I have now. What I like and want to keep is the ability to record 4 shows at once without it interfering with any of the tvs in the living room or my bedroom. I dont mind it using the second tuner in the spare room to record that 4th show because no one ever goes in there. I also like the fact that I can pause live tv on the main tv in the living room and my bedroom. What I dont like is that I cant pause live tv on the other two tvs in the living room. I also dont like how we have to walk around to 3 tvs to manage the recordings. I am hoping the HR34 will be able to keep the things I like and add the things that I dont like about my current setup. Here are the questions I have: 1. You can record 5 things at once but will you still be able to watch live tv on the 3 tvs in the living room and the one in my bedroom at the same time? (im guessing not but just want to make sure) 2. If the answer to #1 is no what do I need to add to the HR34 (ie another HR24 or more) to be able to keep the ability of recording 4 things while watching 4 live shows all at the same time? 3. What do I need to get to be able to pause live on all 3 tvs in the living room and the one in my bedroom? Sorry this is kinda long. I just want to make sure I understand what I am getting before they come out to do this. I usually dont trust the techs, half the time I know more then they do and thats not saying much. Thanks again!