I just got a Sharp AQUOS 45" LCD and like all Sharps I've seen, has the on screen channel guide. If you hook up a VCR to the display, you can press "record" on the remote and it will send the signal to the VCR and tell it to record. Similarly, you can set it up to record shows on a schedule, similar to tivo, etc...
Now, instead of a VCR, it says you can substitute an i.link recorder (e.g. a D-VHS set). i.link is just a standard firewire connection, so it is likely just a firewire video stream similar to what is sent out by a dv-cam, which can likely be recorded by dv-cam capture software (iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, etc).
However, this seems it would require manual input ... when you send the signal out the i.link, you need to then tell the software to save the stream.
Is there any software out there (pc or mac, but mac preferred) that will automatically save these streams and preferably arrange them and make them easily accessible? I don't even know where to start looking for something like this ... nor if this is even the correct forum.