Advertisements +1 Transferring a 700Mb file (show) with Tivo Desktop would take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. The same transfer with PyTivo Desktop takes less than one minute. The transfer is exactly like transferring a file over a high speed network from one computer to another (which, when all is said and done, is exactly what is happening). Interestingly, with TiVo Desktop that 700Mb file might end up as a 2Gb or larger file on Tivo after the transfer, while with PyTivo it is essentially the same size as the original (or perhaps very slightly larger). I did notice that fast forwards / rewinds aren't as smooth as with an original recording or a Tivo Desktop transfer and may actually skip a little, but that's a trade-off with which I can certainly put up. Wish I'd been aware of this app before now!!!