OK, so I was able to watch my first stage of the Tour de France on OLN last night on my newly installed DishPVR system, a 501 and a 301 secondary receiver. Great signal (something like 117/125 signal strength) and a great picture. I setup the composite output right now as my TV only has one S-video input and my DVD player has that. questions: 1)I was recording the stage on the PTV to test it, but when I went to change the channel during the commercials, it would ask me if I wanted to "stop recording" and go to "live mode" and ask me Yes-No-Cancel.. I tried it after the program was over but while I was still recording and the recording did stop. Is there any way to watch another show (on the dish) while recording a show? I know I can watch other OTA shows on regular broadcast TV. 2)Is there a way to use the unit as like a Tivo, like record broadcast TV onto the Dish 501? I don't think so but I thought I'd ask. I was peaking inside the unit, seems like they use Maxtor HDs which you can hear a faint whir when the power is on.. Jay ------------------ HUGBEES! My Equipment List Rider in the 2001 Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride Wanna help?