It is technically a Tivo. Cox Digital Cable said it's Tivo. I'm being charged $10 a month for "Tivo Service" so it is Tivo. My Motorola DCT 6412 also has a USB connection so obviously you can hook it up to the computer to transfer files, I just don't know how. It also had three outlets (yellow, red, white) so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it. Again, it technically is a Tivo.