We have 4 (yeas 4) Tivos. (One is even named for Kitters!) If you get the stand alone reciever you can use it with Antenna, Satalite, Cable, anything! We have one that has a built in DVD player as well. If you want any exacts about it, PM me and I'll let you talk with my hubby. We've had them for.... geez the first one we got about 7 no 6 years ago... it's been forever and we just love them. As you can tell by the fact that we have many! We use them to record all the shows we watch and we record and burn some seasons of shows, incase we don't watch them now or want to keep them.