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Check out http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=927857 .

Here's an interesting quote:

bfdtv Wrote:I already posted this in the HDTV Recorders forum, but I thought it might be of interest here.

As of yesterday, Tivo users can now copy high-definition MPGs from Tivo to PC using 100Mbps ethernet and 802.11g (wireless). Multiple recordings can be queued and series can be set to automatically transfer every week after they are recorded. Recordings can be viewed as they are transferred on PCs, Macs, and Tivos.

Recordings transferred with TTG and MRV are 100% bit-for-bit identical to the original. There is no downconversion of degradation of any kind. You can transfer files using the free Tivo Desktop application or any web browser.

A few screenshots are shown below:

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But there's also this:
What content can I transfer off my Series3 or TiVo HD?

1. Using TiVo Desktop software for Windows or Roxio Toast 8 or Popcorn 3 for Mac OS, TiVo subscribers can now transfer recordings from their Series 3 and TiVo HD boxes for playback, DVD burning, or converting to portable device formats on personal computers.
2. This includes standard definition and high definition recordings from any input source (analog, ATSC, cable card).
3. Programs that have been flagged as copy-protected by the content owner and broadcaster will not be allowed to transfer. TiVo cannot predict or control which programs will be copy-protected.
I miss my Tivo. Stupid DirecTV and their Authoritarian Regime.
It sounds like a good start, but I think #3 is going to kill most transfers. Perhaps someone will code a little program to strip out the flag and allow it to transfer without issues.
sic0048 Wrote:It sounds like a good start, but I think #3 is going to kill most transfers. Perhaps someone will code a little program to strip out the flag and allow it to transfer without issues.

Surprisingly, very little except PPV and some "premium" content is flagged. The majority of stuff isn't.
I am pretty sure flagged stuff can't be output over any non-hdcp analog interface. I remember a thread on the Tivo forum about the HR10-250 not allowing flagged stuff on non-HDCP interfaces and there being a DTV test channel.

If that's true and they turn that flag on it would break a lot of people.
wuench Wrote:I am pretty sure flagged stuff can't be output over any non-hdcp analog interface. I remember a thread on the Tivo forum about the HR10-250 not allowing flagged stuff on non-HDCP interfaces and there being a DTV test channel.

If that's true and they turn that flag on it would break a lot of people.

AIUI, flagged cannot be output on non-compliant (i.e. non-licensed) DIGITAL outputs (non-flagged can, but some hardware, like ATI OCUR Tuners with Vista, won't), but flagged and non-flagged can be output to ANALOG outputs without compliance.
But they usually down-res it right? Like on component, they only output 480P.