I have a few programs on my DVR that I would like to transfer to my Mac so that I can save them because the current DVR I have is experiencing several problems and the cable provider is going to swap it out. Unfortunately, this means the content is going to go with it unless I do something about it. Fortunately, I will now get to learn a new Mac trick if someone is able to point me in the right direction as how to accomplish this. FYI I did a brief search on this question both on here and google, only the latter of which provided any sort of answers. It appears that I will need a firewire, which is no problem, VLC play which is not a problem again. The instructions I found were pretty convoluted and a bit outdated (2004), which made me cautious and turn to my usual source of info.