TiVo is also called a personal video recorder (or PVR) or digital video recorder (DVR), which likes a VCR on steroids. It is an electronic filled box, via which you always get in trouble to transfer the TiVo shows to hard disk storage, laptop, TV or mobile for viewing or playback. Currently there's not yet a good solution for wirelessly play TiVo shows remotely. With TiVo’s Stream add on box (additional $129), you can stream programs to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch within your home network. But the problem is it's just cost too much. So in order to transfer the TiVo shows to hard disk storage, laptop, TV or mobile, it's a good idea to have both TiVo Desktop software and affordable TiVo Converter.