Originally Posted by jmlpa
She wants to be able to watch recorded tv programs on her pilot, can this be done?
Yes, it can be done. I watch my shows on the subway, for example. It's pretty labor and time intensive though. I'm fairly sure it's MUCH easier with TiVo (TiVoToGo), but I looked into TiVo and it was too much of a hassle to switch over.
Here's what I do. I have a TV capture card on my computer. I hook the DVR up to the computer and use the video capturing software that came with the TV card to record the stream. It has to record in real-time, so I basically can't watch TV or use the computer during that time (I could try using the computer, but it might affect the recording quality and cause sound/picture skips). Then I use the Media Converter that comes with the Pilot to convert the new file (about 2G for an hour of television) to a Pilot-compatible file (ends up around 250Mb I think), which takes another 20 minutes or so.
All in all, it's definitely worth it to me, but everyone is different.