@supersonnx - Depending upon how you get your signal (cable, satellite receiver, etc.) and what you want to watch while you are recording on the 5026, and how many inputs your tv has it is possible. I had asked a few questions here.
My present hook up on digital cable allows me to record something and watch something else depending upon what channel it is on. For example I can record any channel from the cable box to my 5005 and watch any channel that my TV is capable of receiving without the digital cable box. I can record any digital cable box channel while watching another channel depending upon if it needs the digital cable box to be received or not. My TV has 2 inputs, an RF input and S-Video / A/V inputs. That is why I had asked the questions I did.