I second the consumer DVD recorder option. I have owned a DVD recorder set top for years. I record very important shows off my pvr onto DVD for permanent archiving. Mind you, the stuff that has copy protection may not work, but typically I had great success with sports, news, music, etc just not HBO. also mind you, it will be in Standard Definition quality because DVD's are obviously standard definition by nature
Would the HD PVR 2 be a good option ? When playing back a recording from the tv hdmi?