Gosh! I thought I was getting savier the more I used tivo, but unfortunately this is not the case. I rarely use Tivo desktop, but would now like to watch some of my .avi (divx) files on tv. I read some posts in this forum and ended up going with winavi (tried pytivo- didnt understand what I was doing). Ok, so I take my .avi and convert it to mpeg2 via winavi. In winavi, I unchecked "keep original size", made screen 720/480. Unfortunately, when I try to playback on tivo I get a jumping picture with white lines going through it. The one thing I noticed is that the "Tivo Recordings" folder in my pc shows the files as "Nero media player files". Is there any way to disable/remove this? Also, are there any other settings I should tweak in winavi? I'm using TD 2.5 and WinXp. All help is much appreciated - Thanks much!