I have a VCR/DVD-R combo and and DVD player hooked to it. I always wanted to copy my DVD to let people borrow some or copy a rent movie. However if I try it gives me a error about copyright protection. Last week I hooked up 1 DVD player to the TiVo and then feed it back out the DVD-R! BINGO!!! I could record any DVD I have!!!! Easy and fast! Sure you don't get the menu's and stuff but still easy for making backups or letting people you dont trust borrow a movie!