This sounds very interesting. Do you think there might be any chance this could be related to the partial download issue with TTG and TTG/Ipad-compliant programs? If so I have a crude (and somewhat cruddy) idea of what to do: Run the cat-5 network cable to the Tivo through an old cable/DSL router and power the router up with a modified photocell type of device used for switching outdoor lights on and off. Tape the photocell to the front of the Tivo so that the bright red recording lights cause it to cut off, thereby temporarily disconnecting the network connection. At least now the Tivo won't "phone home" while recording.