I've tried using every available software to transfer content from my TiVo Premiere to my Mac and have had no luck, everything appears to be locked so I can't transfer it to my hard drive. I'm forced into using Time Warner cable service in my area and they encrypt EVERYTHING, even free broadcast channels! I've read about hardware hacks but I'm not about to do anything that serious when all I want is to transfer a couple of shows that are not available for download (legally) to my iPod and portable media player. I'm now looking into hardware that might let me capture content from TiVo and have read mixed reviews on several products, I've narrowed my search down to the Hauppauge HD PVR and wanted to know if anyone has any opinion (good or bad) on this product. I know it won't create true HD recordings, I don't care so much that using the component output means the digital signal will be converted to analog as long as the final result is better than that of standard composite 480p. Does anyone know if the Hauppauge creates better quality than that? I've crossed two products off my list, Blackmagic Design Video Recorder (will not work with recording software other than the one it comes bundled with and will not capture copy protected video) and Elgato EyeTV HD (seems kind of bloated with features and has received very mixed reviews), I've read Hauppauge will work with other video software and appears to be a simple enough product to use, but does it capture protected content? Any help would be very much appreciated, I'm going on week three of trying to find a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem.