We bought a dvd burner (mainly for the upcoming world cup games) and hooked it up to our directv receiver with tivo. However, we have a bunch of movies (some old, some recent) sitting on our tivo now playing list waiting to be watched. I though we would be able to clear out some space on our tivo by burning these movies to dvd+rws until we get around to watching them. It seems that some of the movies (all of the ones tivoed from hbo, showtime, etc...) have copy protection on them. Since we are basically using the dvd+rws as an extension to the size of the tivo disk, I am under the impression that we aren't doing anything wrong, just making one copy of a movie, then deleting the original from the tivo drive so we still have only one copy. We aren't profitting or giving them away or causing any money to be lost that wouldn't have already been lost through the tivo process. Why are we unable to do this if it isn't illegal? Am I wrong that it isn't illegal? Is it just through tivo that is causing the block? If I were to connect my dvd recorder to my regular directv box, would I be able to copy a movie from hbo and whatnot? Thankfully, sports are copiable, so the world cup archives will continue.