I think you mean "downgrading". The Premier is not an upgrade, especially for someone in your situation.Thinking of upgrading my Tivo HD
Yes, but not with an un-modified TiVo. It would have to be modified. Once done correctly, it can transfer to a PC. It cannot transfer directly to a Premier.with 1tb WD drive, but I am leary a lot of my movies will not transfer with the Red No Smoking sign, saying copy write protected.
Any other ways to get them to another Tivo or to my PC through anything other than Tivo Desktop?
For more details, see the "other" TiVo forum.
It's more than just that, although the programs are indeed encrypted. They also reside on a file system your PC cannot read (or write).The media is encrypted where I cant plug the 1tb drive into a computer and drag and drop correct?