A growing number of software programs make this transfer possible, primarily TiVoToGo, a free service for TiVo subscribers. Right now, TiVoToGo works to transfer TV shows to personal computers, DVD’s, and media players like the one owned by Sydney Sheppard that support Microsoft’s mobile video format. During the first quarter this year, though, TiVo is expected to offer TiVoToGo software that works with video iPods and Sony PlayStation Portables, expanding the number of people who can have portable versions of shows.
There is an article in today’s NY Times about mobile video, and a large part of the article is related to TiVoToGo. The author also interviewed Dave Zatz, of ZatzNotFunny.