Facts: CURRENTLY: - love Formula 1 in hi-def on SpeedHD - cant afford cable myself - sister nearby had boatload of Comcast channels incl S-HD - bought used Premiere and added to her existing tivos (3+1=4) - schedule/record all F1 races on "my" premiere at her house - installed Tivo Desktop on sis's main PC and xfer all F1 shows to external drive attached to PC - every few weeks go and swap external hard drive with second external drive - bring pulled drive home and connect as external drive on my HTPC - use DirectShowDump software to convert .tivo to .mpg and then watch on big plasma connected to my HTPC using PowerDVD 10 software - PROS: cheap, picture great - CONS: xfer at sis's house unreliable (have to re-start regularly); .tivo to .mpg conversion is extra step; PowerDVD controls not even close to tivo convenience/versatility FUTURE? - already bought 2nd premiere dirt-cheap HIGHEST WISH: - wondering if recordings can stored on external drive attached to first premiere at sis's house, and then swap out external drive with identical external drive? (no PC involved, no network xfer!) - bring swapped-out drive back to my house and connect to second premiere and watch shows [ with full tivo viewing controls! ;-) ] NEXT HIGHEST WISH (if above not possible, or too cumbersome): - do everything as currently doing but stop after step before .tivo to .mpg conversion - buy 2nd copy of Tivo Desktop for my HTPC - use Tivo Desktop to watch or xfer shows on external drive attached to my HTPC w/out having to convert pros? cons? gotchas? alternatives? THNX TO ANY AND ALL WHO CHOOSE TO REPLY!