The TiVoCommunity recently gathered in Las Vegas for a huge meetup that included previews of TiVo beta products. Someone that was there took a bunch of shots of a demo. Here's a note that someone wrote in with:
Seems like something was demoed at a Tivo Community Gathering. Looks like Netflix downloads, or some other kind of movie downloads is almost ready.
Also, it looks like home video playback on the Tivo will also soon be available.
Some pics below:
This is great to hear and I can't wait to see these features make it into the production OS soon. A lot of people have been asking for both these features for quite a while.
update: Just to be clear, I personally don't believe this is a "netflix downloads" demo as TiVo and Netflix have significant rights issues to work out, but it does appear to be a movie download demo and upload feature being shown.