it's been a while since i tried to do this so i don't really know what's out there. I have a cable STB that has a built-in DVR. (optimum w/ scientific atlanta box). I want to record TV to my PC, convert it to ipod size, and watch it on the train. SD is fine, but i want to watch more than just basic cable channels, since i'm paying for them. option 1 - obviously - the way that works the best is just to set up a bittorrent client with RSS. although i pay for my TV, i can't do this. option 2 - then there's iTunes. first of all, i won't pay for the same thing twice. even so, $25/season is too much. so is there another option? is there a way to build a box that will actually work?