On the TiVo box, does the TiVo store a given show in a "TiVo" format or the digital format it was originally broadcast in? In other words, if you watch a recorded episode, are you simply replaying the digital file that came down when the episode aired and the TiVo decodes it and shows it on the screen or when the TiVo records a program does it transcode the broadcast file into a TiVo format and store it permanently in "TiVo" format?
I am wondering why a TiVo box could play a given episode with no issues, but downloading the episode to a iPad results in the episode being unplayable.
It would seem like a good episode in "TiVo" format (if that's how it works) would have no issues being re-coded to play on the iDevices.
I'm sure there are those that know out there in the forums.