I found an older thread that sort of addresses my question, but not exactly. Is there a way to separate the Preparing process from the Downloading process? I bought a flash drive so I could hold a lot of prepared shows on the GG. What I want to do is to pick and choose which shows to then download to my iPad. I don't have enough room to download everything to the iPad. Also, I don't really want to use the Autodownload since my flash drive isn't big enough to hold every recording I have, and I don't always know ahead of time which shows I'll want. So in my ideal world, I could go to the GG and select individual episodes or entire shows that are currently on my DVR and tell the GG to prepare them. Then at some point in the future I could select those and download them to my iPad. Is this possible? The closest I think I can come is to set up a PC do the preparing work, right? Set up the PC to either Autodownload or actually download some episodes. As I understand it, that will prepare them all and then download them. Even if I delete them from the PC, they will still stay prepared on the flash drive. Then I can download whatever I want to the iPad. The problem I see with this is that I'll have to waste a ton of hard drive space on a computer. On which I never actually plan to watch the shows. Is that the best I can do?