Advertisements This doesn't answer your question, and based upon your answer you probably already know this, but... Timeshifting of content *is* legally protected, via the Sony/Universal "VCR case". However, that is only for timeshifting, and they purposely do not legitimize "librarying" (i.e. recording for keeps). That does not mean it's illegal, just that it hasn't been decided either way. BTW, I would use something like this too (if it were legal), and I think it WOULD be useful on a Tivo. Trying to 8 second skip back a netflix stream is annoying as heck.