Advertisements I'm not going to get into a whole discussion on Tivo hacking, out of respect for the moderators, but I have to say, that while I'm sure that somehwere out there, anything is probably going on, the bulk of what I've seen on hacking Tivo really has more to do with cool features (like FTP and web interface), and just understanding the Tivo architecture. I don't ever recall seeing anything about stealing the service. Of course, I also wasn't looking for any of that.. I was personally perfectly happy to pay Tivo for a service I want. As far as a comment back there somewhere about open-source being taboo for the CableLabs license, that's too bad. Of course, it's probably a pretty good indication that CableLabs encryption algorithm must be pretty weak, because open-source software isn't inherently insecure at all.