Originally Posted by Dan203
For me it's more about curiosity.
However the Stream can compress an hour of video in about 20 minutes. Even the fastest i7 CPU would have trouble doing that. Plus it would already be recoded by the time it landed on the PC, so you could just edit and save.
Well, that depends on the resolution, doesn't it? What resolution are they using for the videos on iPad? Source? All 720p? All something else? The iPad profile in TD+ is 640x480, and my i5 CPU cranks out a 1-hour show in that format in about 20 minutes.
Originally Posted by button1066
If the goal is to get compressed versions of TV shows onto a computer then it would seem easier to go the direct route by pulling them from the TiVo and converting them. I used to have Tivo Desktop Plus doing this for me and automatically adding them to iTunes but the inconvenience of it makes the Stream look so much better.
Actually, it looks like the TTG option is still preferable for a lot of people since the Stream and app don't do auto transfers. You have to manually launch the app, download the show you want, and then go about your business. Much less "fire and forget" than the TTG solution, which just queues everything up for you and waits for a sync. If that matters to you.