Advertisements What if the S3 could transcode Digital Cable content using the tried and true MPEG2 encoder hardware for video transfers? I think CableLabs is dubious toward MRV and TTG for the simple fact that the TiVo stores perfect bit-for-bit copies of Digital Cable streams. VCRs, Tape Recorders, MP3 Players, etc... have survived numerous court battles thanks in large part to the fact that the content is not a perfect copy of the original source (and "fair use," as it was defined before the DMCA screwed us honest folk). Since that is (or used to be, anyway) often the case, why not have the TiVo transcode unaltered Digital Cable video to the crappy "Best Quality" setting provided by the TiVo's MPEG2 encoder for transfers between the PC and S3->S2 boxes? It would significantly degrade the quality, making at least some of the naysayers happy. Another potentially feasible layer of copy protection (for S3->S3 MRV) would require both boxes be equiped with a CableCARD(s) with the same credentials.