I have an HR24 in living room, H24 in bedroom, and R16 in kitchen. Sometimes when I'm working around the house, I might leave the same program playing on all three boxes, so it's always "there" if I want to stop work and watch for a bit. I've also got three HDTVs, large on in the living room, medium in bedroom, and small in kitchen. The picture on my small Toshiba in the kitchen isn't bad, but of course it's shown in SD, not HD. DirecTV tells me I can get an upgrade for the R16 within the next year (or get one for full price now). Once that happens, I can do what I'm asking about, but for now, the show is being displayed in SD. Here's my question. The HR24 in the living room has the HDMI cable going to the large TV. Can I take the "component video" output and run a cable to the kitchen, so the same show will be seen simultaneously on that set? Or, does the HR send the video out to EITHER the HDMI or to the component out, but not both simultaneously?