ahmad: Is there any point in transfering to the PC then if there are few programs that can use the file - and how often is DRM/copy protection an issue?
Do you personally transfer and if so to what end do you do this?
Yes, I use the laptop to watch programs when I'm not at home or if I'm in a different room to the Tivo. The DRM has never been an issue. The picture quality has always been stunningly good.
The transfer speed sucks but in reality isn't an issue as I have a few series that I set up auto transfers on.