I've checked lots of threads - but still need help. I just got a new Premier - which is replacing a Tivo Series 2 Dual Tuner. The series 2 is now disconnected and unplugged. It was upgraded and has about 400GB of programs on it that I'd like to get on my PC. Is there a way to connect the Tivo directly to the PC (without hooking it up to a television) - just to transfer the shows to my PC? I was quite confused by some older threads (NIC, crossover cable, bridge?) - so I'm asking here. Wireless transfers from that bedroom (across the reach of the house to my PC) either took forever - or kept failing (getting interrupted). At some point I want to figure out why my wireless transfers are getting interrupted - from my Tivo Series 2 and Tivo HD. I had this problem a few weeks ago - updated to the newer tivo desktop plus software - and still have the problem. In the meantime, while I'm moving Tivos around, it would be easier to directly transfer. Can I run an ethernet cable either into my pc - or into an open port on my linksys n router? Will tivo desktop be able to read the programs and transfer from my Tivo without hooking the Tivo up to a tv (I can't imagine why not, but thought I'd ask). One other possibility is putting the Tivo 2 in the same room as the PC and router - and using the wireless g adapter - and doing the transfers wirelessly - but hopefully in such close proximity the transfers would work better/faster? I also have an upgraded Tivo HD (1TB internal, 1TB external). Got a scare a few months ago that the external drive was going bad. Turns out it was a bad antec enclosure. Got a new enclosure and my recordings are fine. But I have wanted to transfer them to my pc also so I have a back up - in case some day a drive does fail. Again - I have not been able to transfer wirelessly. I have to address this problem and find a fix at some point (calling Tivo a few weeks ago and he suggested the newer Tivo desktop software - worked for a couple of shows - but mostly isn't working). I plan to move this Tivo to a different room. While I've got it disconnected, can I take advantage of that to move it near the PC and transfer the nearly 2TB full of recordings to my PC? Will it speed things up to be wired? Thanks. Lynn.