Didnt those people rip off the proprietary work of TIVO? I contacted TIVO and they said that they have NO contract with ANY 3rd party vendors. This means that those vendors ripped off TIVO's proprietary work to sell it to me, right? Does this mean that they are unethical too? If not, then why am I the one that's being unethical if I am essentially doing the same thing that they are doing? I don't understand why developing an app to do the exact same thing I'm doing is ethical while what I'm doing is not. The end result is exactly the same, and the same intellectual property is being replicated.