I was having a discussion tonight with Vincent Yeh and the issue came up as to what the best connections with a Tivo are. I've heard that with satellite, the MPEG2 is a compressed component signal, so its best to use S-Video out. I believe Tivo uses MPEG2 also, so would that too be a component signal, or is it possible to compress composite video with MPEG2? Also, what about digital cable? I'm fairly certain the digital channels use MPEG2 for compression, would those be decompressed as component? I've got my system set up where the satellite's s-video goes to the receiver and the composite goes to the Tivo. Then the Tivo connects to the receiver via s-video, and I run a single s-video to my TV (a Mits 55411 HDTV). Personally I see very little degradation when switching between the Dish's s-video and the tivo, so I probably won't change anything. I'm going to hook up a composite video to the tivo also soon just to see, but I'm wondering if anybody knows how the Tivo (and satellite/digital cable) really works.