1. You cold run up to 2 TVs per box (all showing the same channel) if you connect one with HDMI and the other with composite/component/S-video. Depending on where you are (i.e., Telus local capability), anywhere from 1 to 3 HD streams simultaneously.
2. No, one telephone cable to the modem which feeds up to 6 STBs/1 PVR + up to 5 STBs from there.