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copy show from one tivo to pc to another tivo?

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dunno if this is possible, and forgive me if this has been asked a lot before. My sister recorded a show on her tivo and i was wondering if i brought a laptop over with tivo desktop loaded-- if i transfer the program to the machine using her tivo key in there, then bring it home and change the key to my tivo, can i transfer it to my tivo and watch it? (or does it look for the key everytime it tries to play)?

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Tivos use the MAK number to encrypt the .tivo file. Even if you transfer her video on to your Tivo, it won't play. Tivos use the key during playback as you suspected to prevent the movement of video out of your house. It's part of the Tivo agreement.

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