So I was over at a friend's house the other day and he has a couple ReplayTV units and we were talking about TiVo's new T2G feature, because I had just gotten two new series 2's and was about to have the capability. He showed me poopli.com, which allows owners of ReplayTV units to post the shows they have recorded and allows others who would like a copy of one of them to make a request. Then, it is up to the holder of the show to ok the transfer of the show to the requester. There is of course a limit, since shows can only be sent 15 times and a receiver cannot then send it on to someone else. I am not sure how that restriction is enforced. Now the question I am asking is, is TiVo being overly cautious in totally encrypting their video for T2G and allowing only the original recorder to playback the content, or is ReplayTV asking for a lawsuit by allowing trading of the files to be possible? It appears they have exactly the same content in freely viewable format. Just curious as to the completely different philosophies.