CES New: Transfer TV to your portable — legally

Dubbing a DVD could land you in jail. But dubbing a TV show you've recorded is on the level and now really easy with Pinnacle's cleverly named Video Transfer.

About the size of a deck of cards, the VT's got analog A/V jacks to connect to any video device with analog outputs — a DVR, VCR, camcorder, to name a few, on one end and a USB jack to connect your iPod, iPhone, iwhatever, at the t'other end. You'll end up with H.264 video up to 720 x 480-pixel resolution that'll look just dandy on a small cell phone or music/video player screen. No software or PC needed.

If you're a gamer, you can also capture your session for transfer and editing on your PC.

We'll be happy to shell out $130 for the VT when it hits stores in a couple of weeks. Unless we can finagle a "review unit" from them.