That's exactly what my parents and my aunt are doing on their HDR Fox T2s. At one point I had my mum in tears on the phone because she couldn't watch her recordings. I tried to talk her through selecting HDMI1 on the TV, but she said the input menu just kept whizzing round and it took her 4 goes to get the right input. It turns out she was pressing and holding the input select button on the TV remote rather than just pressing it briefly. It's something she does all the time, she naturally presses buttons and holds them down for a second or two, then looks at the screen to be sure it's done something, and only when she sees the result does she let go. This is works fine unless the button auto repeats, when it becomes an unmitigated disaster. I've tried to train her out of it and to press buttons normally, but she just can't do it. It was my dad that suggested just using the HDR Fox T2 all the time even to watch TV. When I got an HDR Fox T2 for my Aunt who is even more easily confused, we decided to go straight to the "use this to watch TV all the time" option.