I am looking to buy a Tivo (currently have an old ReplayTV) and the one feature that will seal the deal is the ability to tranfer files to the Tivo. For example, I have about 20GB of .avi files that I would like to put on the Tivo (not streaming from the PC) so that my wife and kids can easily access them without having to worry about the PC being on (or most likely being booted into Windows instead of Ubuntu). Is this possible without streaming? I have all of the original dvds so if the .avi format is the issue, I can re-rip them into a better format if that is necessary. Thanks for your help.