A new promotion from iRiver America caught my attention: It’s offering a free 40-hour TiVo digital video recorder and a year’s paid subscription with the online purchase of its $500 Portable Media Center 120. That caused me to try the device with a mobile video service called TiVoToGo.
Unfortunately I’d have to agree the current system could use improvements to usability and seamlessness. One advantage Apple has, controlling the iTunes store, the iTunes software, and the iPod, is that they can make everything seamless because they control every step of the process. If Apple added TiVoToGo support to iTunes natively – allowing you to transfer and manage your TiVo videos from within iTunes, and then sync them to the iPod, it could be an extremely simple process.