The O2 is a 3g stick, I just moved into a new apartment and my service has yet to be turned on.
I rip to .ts now because my linux Box isn't persnickety with .ts unlike H264 mkv. I don't notice a difference on my ACD between the two but then I only have a cheap surround sound. Pavtube will let you rip to just about any format which is why I have it over MakeMKV. The SW was $40 if I remember and the internal drive was $65 so for $105 I can play or rip BluRay on my Mac.