1. As I said, I believe TiVo is concerned about "hacks" which are unauthorized software modifications. There are already hacks that allow TiVo to TiVo show transfer without HMO over the Internet. 2. TiVo2Go uses encryption and a hardware key. Without the hardware key (which you can only have one of), the files are unplayable. That makes transferring them to someone else useless as they won't have the hardware key. 3. That's a hack. Hacks basically keep TiVo off the hook as long as they make it reasonably difficult to accomplish. If they allowed burning after transfer via HMO, that would not be a hack. It would be encouragement to transfer, burn, and share. Burning and sharing is enough for them, apparently. Add transfer to the mix and the guys in ties start to get nervous.