I have a Windows Media Center PC with its own tuner I'd like to use in tandem w/ a Premiere XL, i.e. putting the former in a "backend" role and the latter in a hybrid setup. No reason to stick with WMC for that -- if Tvheadend or VDR or perhaps Myth would be simpler I'll host that on the PC. However for now I'd like to retain the Premiere as frontend for playback, program guide, Season Pass/wishlist input and the rest. There's just the additional moving part, so to speak, of the PC periodically pulling the Tivo To Do List, extracting however many items won't conflict onto the PC's plate, and then deleting the duped items from To Do List. Finally, pyTivo or Streambaby to watch the MPEG2 streams gathered over on the PC.
If I had 2 Tivo boxes, I could see it working via kmttg scripting; I think a similar kmttg-based approach might even work for the reverse solution (Tivo as the backend to WMC, XMBC, MediaPortal etc). Could anyone suggest an optimal software package for automating the "offload" tuner? I only want to transfer scheduled items one way, toward the PC. My current strategy was just manually dedicating it to the busiest single station, plus other recurring shows in the gaps, at the cost of dynamic scheduling (for instance, the Olympics). Freeing up at least 1 tuner for channel surfing on the Tivo rather than the HTPC is my basic goal here. Thanks in advance for any tips.